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Meet an Extraordinary Volunteer!

by Marcy Klein   What do you expect to be doing at age 98? Shuffling around in a nursing home or staring at a television set? Maybe not. Take a peek at the life of FCA “volunteer extraordinaire” Art Trimble, of Rochester, New York. At time of his death last year at age 98, Art… Read More >

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A new year’s giving of yourself

By Karen Smith Most of us who make New Year’s resolutions aim at making ourselves better in one way or another. Rather than an expensive gym membership here’s a way to improve yourself from the inside and show support from someone who may be hurting.   Although there is never a good time to lose someone,… Read More >

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The gift of education for the holidays

–John Lantz, FCA National Board of Trustees. I was talking with Kathy Long, Executive Director of Peoples Memorial Association (PMA) and I think she has a really great idea! How about giving the gift of a membership in the local FCA to your nieces, nephews, and friends in the next generation? Kathy said she looks to see… Read More >

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Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine – Volunteers Discuss Home Funerals on Maine Public Radio

FCA Maine celebrated home funerals and funeral choice at Death Your Way:  Caring for Our Own Dead,  a day of hands-on workshops and lively discussion in November in Brunswick, Maine. You can listen to volunteers from FCA Maine talking about funeral choice on Maine Public radio’s Maine Calling public affairs program.  Chuck Lakin (FCA Maine… Read More >

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Become a Major Undertaker on this #GivingTuesday!

On this #GivingTuesday, how about donating to the only nonprofit in the US that stands up for the rights of grieving consumers? Yep, we know that every nonprofit is asking for your dollar today. Funeral Consumers Alliance isn’t every other nonprofit, though. We help with a universal human need, but we’re the one consumer group… Read More >

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Another Georgia county goes after green burial

In 2008, Bibb County, Georgia, enacted the only local municipal restrictions outlawing green burial that we have seen anywhere in the US. Now another county, Newton, is looking to go down the same misguided path. News coverage suggests that anti-Muslim fears are what’s really behind this new opposition to a planned cemetery that would allow… Read More >

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Making Love on Facebook

Well, making “like”, anyway. Laurie Powsner of the FCA of Princeton put together a short tutorial on how to easily share content on your FCA’s Facebook page. Swapping articles and stories from other FCA groups is an easy way to spread our message without reinventing the wheel. Facebook Love For FCA Let us know what… Read More >

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