WCCA TV News and information Round Up: Sept.28, 2015


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Vehicle to be Donated to Worcester Area Veteran

As Part of the National Auto Body Council’s “Recycled Rides” Program

WHO: The National Auto Body Council; Thomas Waldron Auto Body CARSTAR; Esurance;
and Veterans Inc., a 501c3 non-profit serving veterans in need and their families.

WHAT: As part of the “Recycled Rides” Program, an effort of the National Auto Body
Council to provide refurbished vehicles to individuals in need, Thomas Waldron Auto
Body CARSTAR will present a refurbished 2004 Honda Accord, donated by Esurance, to a
Worcester area veteran served by Veterans Inc.

Brief remarks and press availability from:

* Bob Waldron, Owner of Thomas Waldron Auto Body CARSTAR

* Linda Sulkala, Recycled Rides Program Manager, National Auto Body Council

* A representative of Veterans Inc.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 11:00 AM

WHERE: Thomas Waldron Auto Body CARSTAR, 225 Grafton Street, Worcester MA 01604


The National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides is a nationwide community service
program in which the collision repair community collaborates with other industry
partners to repair and donate a vehicle to families and service organizations in
need. Insurance, rental car and salvage companies donate slightly damaged vehicles,
parts and materials are donated by suppliers, and auto body repairers donate
resources to restore the vehicles. Since its inception in 2007, nearly 1,000
refurbished vehicles have been provided to qualified individuals, families and


Veterans Inc. is New England’s leading provider of support services to veterans and
their families. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, the organization’s single-minded mission is
to be there for our veterans in their time of need. Incorporated in 1990, Veterans
Inc. has helped more than 60,000 veterans in need and today operates offices and
programs in all six New England states. The support services include housing
programs, counseling, employment & training, family programs, benefits counseling
and advocacy, transportation, temporary financial assistance, health and wellness,
food services, and women & childcare services. Earlier this year, the agency was
honored with the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans 2015 “Outstanding Member
Award” in Washington.

Jason Palitsch
Government & Public Affairs Specialist
Veterans Inc. 69 Grove Street, Worcester MA 01605

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This event will be cosponsored by WCCA TV and Worcester Magazine will take place on October 7 at 7 PM where you can watch it on WCCA TV 194 , stream it live at http://www.wccatv.com, or follow it at http://worcestermag.com/blogs. FREE SPEECH TV, ALSO be sure to catch WCCA TV’s Live Candidate Open Mic on October 14 at 5:30 PM Media Democracy in ACTION !

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WCCA’s SOAPBOX: A virtual soapbox in a virtual public forum FREE SPEECH is at the heart of WCCA TV

Soapbox, with host, Mauro DePasquale, is all new in October.
The show will feature the Friendship Network for Children which is a mental health non-profit that provides counseling, groups and advocacy for children and teens with Autism . Soapbox will also feature Clementine Bihiga, an inspirational speaker and author of the book, “Happily Broken, Discovering Happiness Through Pain and Suffering” , which details her escape from the massacre in Rwanda . Topics of other shows included The Actor’s Loft and the Breast Cancer Walk at Elm Park in Worcester.

Soapbox can be seen Wednesdays at 8:30pm, Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pmon WCCA TV -now on Channel 194- and as it streams live on line at those times at wccatv.com.Past shows can be downloaded anytime at wccatv.com Just click on Video on Demand.

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Worcester Domino’s® and NFPA Partner with Worcester Fire Department to Promote Fire Safety
Local residents may receive free pizza for properly functioning smoke alarms

WORCESTER, Ma., Sept. 28, 2015 – Worcester Domino’s, located at 413A Park Ave., and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are teaming up with the Worcester Fire Department to promote fire safety during Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 – 10). On Oct. 6 – 7 from 3 – 8 p.m., anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives aboard an F-250 fire truck. If the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza is free. If the smoke alarms are not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries.

“Fire safety is extremely important,” said Henry Askew, Worcester Domino’s franchise owner. “We’re very excited to partner with NFPA and the fire department for a program that not only promotes the safety of our friends and neighbors, but rewards those who make fire safety a priority.”

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.”

“Half of all home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep,” said Worcester Fire Department Lt. Annie Pickett. “That’s why having a fully functioning smoke alarm in every bedroom is so important. Smoke alarms save lives.”

Customers can call Worcester Domino’s at 508-754-2236 to place their order and be eligible for the fire truck delivery.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

About Fire Prevention Week
NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since 1922. According to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925. Visit www.firepreventionweek.org for more safety information.

About Domino’s Pizza®

Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world’s top public restaurant brands with a global enterprise of more than 11,900 stores in over 80 international markets. Domino’s had global retail sales of over $8.9 billion in 2014, comprised of more than $4.1 billion in the U.S. and nearly $4.8 billion internationally. In the second quarter of 2015, Domino’s had global retail sales of nearly $2.2 billion, comprised of $1.1 billion in the U.S. and $1.1 billion internationally. Its system is comprised of franchise owners who accounted for nearly 97% of Domino’s stores as of the second quarter of 2015. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino’s generate approximately 50% of U.S. sales from digital channels at the end of 2014, and reach an estimated run rate of $4.0 billion annually in global digital sales. Domino’s features an ordering app lineup that covers nearly 95% of the U.S. smartphone market and has recently introduced several innovative ordering platforms, including Ford SYNC®, Samsung Smart TV® and Pebble Watch, as well as Twitter and text message using a pizza emoji. In June 2014, Domino’s debuted voice ordering for its iPhone® and Android™ apps, a true technology first within traditional and e-commerce retail.

Order – www.dominos.com

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