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Homeless Youth in Indy – their stories of resilience

Every night, hundreds of Indianapolis children call emergency shelters home. In addition, thousands more live with extended family or friends, or stay in hotels or motels because they do not have a home of their own. These are real children whose futures are at risk. However, they are being helped by people who care, starting with their parents, service providers, and community organizations, churches and volunteers. Watch and listen as they share their stories of resilience and determination in the face of homelessness.

Fukitol…When Life Just Blows …..item 1..Hackers steal $680,000 from church fund for homeless (July 01, 2011) …

Fukitol…When Life Just Blows …..item 1..Hackers steal 0,000 from church fund for homeless (July 01, 2011) …
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Stealing money raised by a church to help homeless and abused women is pretty low. But that’s just what a group of hackers did, according to CBS News.

…..item 1)….Yahoo! News….THE LOOKOUT….Hackers steal 0,000 from church fund for homeless

By Zachary Roth | The Lookout – 1 hr 27 mins ago……Friday July 01, 2011….

news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/hackers-steal-680-000-church…

"You kind of have to take a deep breath and you have to trust in the Lord," Richard Pates, the bishop of St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, Iowa told CBS News, after losing 0,000 in the heist.

The swindle was one example of a growing cyber-crime technique, known as account takeover fraud. Hackers, often located in eastern Europe, target small town institutions or civic groups that may lack sophisticated defenses. They send the target groups an email that looks to be from a friend or the IRS, which prompts the recipients to click on a link. That click then allows a malicious software bug to infect their computer, and steal sensitive data such as bank passwords. Money can then be simply be transferred to the criminal’s own account.

Other victims of the scheme include the town of Pittsford, N.Y. which recently lost 9,000, and a small-town library in Florida which was hit for 0,000 last year.

"You’re seeing a lot of this type of crime get reported now," Ron Plesco, head of the National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance in Pittsburgh, told CBS. ""No doubt in my mind this is organized crime," he added.

The FBI says it opens one or two new cases of account takeover fraud a week.

St Ambrose’s losses eventually were covered by insurance and its bank. But that’s not always the case: Pittsford was only able to get back ,000.
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how do I get business to donate to my church outreach ministries, for nursing homes & homeless shelters?

Question by Rita: how do I get business to donate to my church outreach ministries, for nursing homes & homeless shelters?
I’m a leader of my church outreach ministries and I would like for our team to go to the nursing homes and homeless shelters & streets where homeless live and also drug rehab centers, to give them personal items as we minister to them.

Best answer:

Answer by Alli Cat
Talk to the owners and tell them about what you’re doing. I know that some organizations share the credit with businesses that sponsor them. Maybe you could ask your local newspaper to do a story about your project and mention that you need donations or set up booths at public events.

~I have never heard of a church needing to fill out any forms to accept donations. Maybe in large cities? I must admit though that I answered this question based on my own experiances and not just something I googled.~

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