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Patricia Cardenas Speaks Out Against Violence, Encouraging Other Survivors to Find their Voice

Abuse is a major problem in the United States where an estimated one in three women and one in four men have been physically abused by an intimate partner, according to the Center for Disease Control and Protection.

San Antonio, TX, USA – May 12, 2018 — Patricia Cardenas is a survivor in every sense of the word. Having lived the majority of her life homeless and in domestic violence relationships, she has overcome much of the adversity that life has presented her in order to share her story with the world.

“I lived much of my life between shelters and on the street. I want other people to experience my life and the world that I live in. A lot of people do not know what it’s like, living on the other side of the fence or the other side of the tracks.”

In her work, Cardenas hopes to tackle some of the stigmas that surround not only domestic violence and abusive relationships but also drug addiction. “I’ve been in domestic violence relationships for over half of my life, for thirty-some years. That also brought me to drug addiction and not too many people write about that. It’s kind of embarrassing and they feel like no one will listen to them.”

Now in recovery, Cardenas says that her goal was, “to reach other people and enlighten them about this other life.” Publishing a book entitled “Bracing Faith: Empowerment from a Domestic Violence Survivor and a Recovering Addict,” was her way of doing just that.

“Cardenas is not just talking about domestic violence but about the relationship between drug addiction and abusive relationships. She gives the reader an insight into what so many domestic violence survivors have to go through to come out on the other end. Cardenas is taking a heroic step, exposing her personal story to help save thousands,” comments publisher, Lisa Michelle Umina.

Her book is just a beginning. Cardenas is working to become a certified domestic violence advocate and seeks to work in the field as a source of support for other women who are experiencing domestic violence. “Advocates at Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (a California-based domestic violence agency) helped me at a time when I most needed support, information, and encouragement. I know that it is my calling to be that source of support to help other women get out of the cycle of abuse and violence and move forward toward safety and self-sufficiency.”

A support system is one of the elements that Cardenas credits to her recovery. “My stepdad has been the most supportive person I’ve had my whole life.”

For more information about Patricia Cardenas visit www.halopublishing.com. “Bracing Faith: Empowerment from a Domestic Violence Survivor and a Recovering Addict” is now available at Halo Publishing International, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and Books a Million in Paperback for $19.95 and as an e-Book for $9.99.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA

Leading Industrial Contractor and Fabricator Wins ABC National Safety Excellence Award

M. Davis and Sons, Inc. has been awarded the National Safety Excellence Award, which is the industry’s leading safety laurel that honors both merit shop general and specialty contractors.

Long Beach, CA, 2018-Mar-30 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Associated Builders and Contractors Delaware Chapter announced the winners of the prestigious Excellence in Construction award during its 28th annual celebration held in Long Beach, California.

The award was received by the construction and fabrication company M. Davis and Sons received amidst resounding applause.

M. Davis and Sons. Inc. is the leader in construction and fabrication of corporate plants and facilities for Fortune 500 Companies. Their expertise in mechanical, electrical, fabrication, instrumentation, and power distribution equipment create efficient processes for their customers.

Receiving the award has been termed as a milestone for the company as the Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects.

Held on March 26, 2018, the ceremony of the ABC’s 28th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards had guests from every corner of the industry.

Talking to them, the 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash. Jr., Director of Preconstruction at Branch & Associates in Herndon, VA said,

“I am continually inspired by the amazing talent these ABC members and their employees display every day in the communities they build. It is an honor to recognize their commitment to world-class safety, superior craftsmanship, and cutting-edge innovation. The scope of this year’s Excellence in Construction award-winning projects, from a science museum and luxury apartment buildings to a polyethylene facility and sports stadiums, proves that if it can be built, the merit shop can be built it, on time and on budget.”

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) organizes Excellence in Construction Awards every year and selects winners based on the several criteria such as experience modification rating, OSHA report information, commitment to safe work practices, policy and leadership, and safety vision.

About ABC:
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950. It represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work, and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. For more information visit ABC.org.

About M. Davis & Sons, Inc.
M. Davis & Sons, Inc. is a fifth generation women-owned industrial contractor and fabricator located in Delaware that has served customers for more than 145 years in the oil & gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage and industrial markets.

Media Contact:
M. Davis and Sons
Elaine Buonopane
19 Germay Drive
Wilmington, DE
Phone: 302-993-3365
Email: Elaine.Buonopane@mdavisinc.com

Lucky Kat TV and “Retro Bill” Collaborate to take Safety and Anti-Bullying Message to Kids via Lucky Kat TV.com

Retro Bill – the alter ego of writer, producer and director Bill Russ – delivers a powerful message to children across the nation – dreams do come true.

Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 2012 – Lucky Kat TV.com announces a partnership with D.A.R.E.’s (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Official Safety Buddy, “Retro Bill.” The popular celebrity spokesperson, awards show host, and one-man safety, self-esteem and anti-bullying crusader will appear on the Lucky Kat TV website via video content.

Retro Bill – the alter ego of writer, producer and director Bill Russ – delivers a powerful message to children across the nation – dreams do come true. Taking his high-energy anthem on the road some 300 days each year across the U.S. and Canada, Retro Bill speaks to millions of children and parents about physical and online safety, bullying, and self-esteem.

“When I connected with Lucky Kat TV and learned about their message to kids – ‘Believe in your Dreams and Anything is Possible’ – it was creative kismet,” said Retro Bill. “Everything Lucky Kat TV stands for and promotes through their website is right in line with my message,” said Retro Bill. “I’m thrilled to share in their efforts to create a safe and fun environment for kids online!”

“We are very excited to work with Retro Bill in tandem with our D.A.R.E. partnership. It’s rare to find someone as dedicated and passionate about empowering children to be strong, kind, and productive people. It’s our goal at Lucky Kat TV to teach kids those same self-esteem building values as they navigate Lucky Kat’s 4 Steps to Success. Together, Retro Bill and Lucky Kat are excited to motivate kids around the world,” said Tammy Schroeder, President at Lucky Kat TV.

Dressing in his signature style – a nod to the era of old-fashioned values he cherishes – Retro Bill sports an exaggerated pompadour haircut. His wild outfits and zany props add energy, fun, and visual metaphors to his messages. One of his inspirations is the iconic Mr. Rogers. “He was filled with goodness and kindness; I want to be a contemporary version of him!” says Retro Bill.

Schools, clubs and organizations interested in scheduling Retro Bill to speak at school or other family-related events can make contact via www.RETROBILL.com or via email retrobill@hotmail.com

Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions
9920 S. Rural Rd., Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284