Monday, November 24, 2014

A Fool Proof Formula to a Perfect Thanksgiving

The turkey is roasting, hot cider is brewing, the fire is crackling, pumpkin pie is baking and the whole family is reunited around the dinner table for a fun field evening of joy and thankfulness. However, there is a side effect of Thanksgiving. Most encounter that moment between belt popping full and heading into a food coma like state. This is greatly to be considered to be the best time of the year! Except, for that one neighbor who puts Christmas decorations up in early November and before Thanksgiving has even begun.

This is the time of year where we all reflect on what we are thankful for and give compassion to those who are less fortunate around us. That is the purpose behind giving thanks, so that we may peel away what we have and unveil what others do not.

Last week was National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. It is held each year the week before Thanksgiving, the perfect time to show compassion to those who are experiencing hunger and homelessness. The purpose behind this coalition is to bring awareness to the community but also promote the fight against hunger and homelessness. Communities and organizations came together for events such as, "One Night without a Home."

Aleph Group Inc. is located in Riverside, CA and right in our neighborhood is an organization where there primary goal is to restore health and provide hope. Health to Hope Clinics takes part in medical outreach services and urban community action projects. Last week they hosted "One Night without a Home." Through the great efforts of the Riverside community and the team at Health to Hope Clinics, the event was an inspiring achievement to bring awareness and the fight against hunger and homelessness.

AGI knows the struggles of hunger and homelessness throughout our community and the globe. We want to do our part and take action against the causes. The design and manufacturing of mobile kitchens alleviate the struggles for homeless to travel to a fixed facility and brings the food to them. Also, attached to every specialty vehicle is the Feeding Angels initiative. Every time we sell a mobile unit, a portion of the proceeds will go to feed a food insecure child three meals a day for an entire year.

So where does that fool proof formula come into play? It was unraveled right before you. The formula to a perfect Thanksgiving is to;

  • enjoy your family and friends 
  • give thanks
  • give compassion to others
  • and do not forget to enjoy all the food and amenities that go along with it.


"At Aleph Group Inc. we have experienced the power of human potential and are committed to exploring the possibilities of growth with everyone who comes in contact with us." - Aleph Group Inc.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Survey of Specialty Vehicle Purchasers Reveals Amazing Trends

There is no easy or right way to tell you this, so we will lay it out all on the line. A specialty vehicle can expand your services, generate awareness and directly impact people's lives in your community. We live in an age where brick and mortar facilities just might not cut it anymore. Companies and organizations have to adapt to the changing times and recognize that the world is always expanding and so should you.

If your company, organization or agency is in the market or may be just looking for a mobile unit, some may tell you it will be a bumpy road ahead of you. That road does not have to be so bumpy if you do your homework and go at it with a step by step process. For more help with that at the end of this blog learn the "7 Steps to Purchasing Specialty Vehicles or Mobile Solutions."

As we approach 2015 and the beginning of a new year this may be the time that you visit the idea of adding a mobile unit to your services. Besides the big question of HOW do we go about getting a specialty vehicle another question that may arise is WHY should we? It was not too long ago that a fixed facility was the only viable option to house your organization and your services that is not the case anymore.

Industries must accommodate to their customers and must be the ones reaching out to them. Just as in any type of industry the customer wants to feel valued and appreciated. At the same time the organization wants to expand their services, generate awareness of their brand and impact the people of the community. In the eyes of the consumer, the typical response in regards to, what makes you most satisfied with your services? The answer maybe just as easy as; fast, reliable and accommodating.

When we asked some questions to a variety of different industries on why they may want a specialty vehicle and what is the overall goal with obtaining one, it was surprising to see most of the answers matching up.
Portland Community College
Josette Beach - Director of Dental Services

Why are you looking into a mobile unit?
"We are looking into creative solutions to bridge the gap between opportunity and access to care for patients who are in need of oral health care"

What is your goal with a mobile unit?
"We want to provide care to patients in the city area without accessibility to dental care."   

What is your long term objective?
"Create partnerships within the city with other organizations to provide accessibility for patient care and student practice"



Health To Hope Clinics
Beth Wagner - CEO

Why are you looking into a mobile unit?
"We want to increase and expand our services to reach those in need and create hope among our community."

What is your goal with a mobile unit?
"To increase our service level and provide services throughout the year to hard to reach areas while creating and providing health care, encouragement, trust, hope and relationships."

What is your long term objective?
"Expand our service area for the Riverside County to alleviate the hardships of those who have to travel to our facility."



As we are currently not to the era where we can provide services through digital forms or instant transportation, we are definitely seeing some amazing features and integrations into specialty vehicles and what they can do for your services and the community. Having the perfect mobile unit for your industry is the most important thing. The last thing you would want is not to be satisfied with your purchase So lets make sure that you are on the right track and take you each step of the way. Aleph Group Inc.

"At Aleph Group Inc. we have experienced the power of human potential and are committed to exploring the possibilities of growth with everyone who comes in contact with us." - Aleph Group Inc.
  

              

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ebola is a Global Issue that requires a Global Response


As of November 4, 2014 there has been 13,268 confirmed, probable or suspected cases of the ebola virus throughout the globe(CNN). Tackle Ebola is an initiative started to bring awareness to the public and generate donations to specific causes and organizations to help in the fight. The initiative has committed to at least $100 million to tackle Ebola. The efforts to stop the virus has been distributed across a variety of categories, including; protection kits, medical clinics, people training, AID flights, equipment and emergency operation centers that are equipped and staffed.

Tackle Ebola will be benefiting major projects in need, like the Ebola medevac fund. This fund ensures that any health care worker who becomes infected can be evacuated and treated. The public hand washing stations project is committed to creating six thousand hand washing stations that is a cost effective solution to help prevent Ebola. For children that are affected by the Ebola virus the project, protection for orphans and children affected by Ebola, is ensuring that children affected Ebola receive proper care. To learn how you can help with these projects and more click here.


Aleph Group Inc. wants to do its part in the fight to Tackle Ebola. Through the design and manufacturing of decontamination units, organizations can deploy emergency services at a moments notice. These mobile units are modified to adapt to different situations and conditions. Decontamination units alleviate the struggles for organizations to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus by properly initiating the sterilization procedures. Take a deeper look into decontamination units and how they can tackle Ebola.

"Aleph Group Inc. has experienced the power of human potential and are committed to exploring the possibilities of growth with everyone who comes in contact with us." - Aleph Group Inc.

Monday, November 3, 2014

America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes®


This initiative is designed to engage and empower Americans to cook nutritious and delicious food, and encourage them to be more active.  Through social media and an interactive landing page on DiabetesForecast.org, the Association will share healthy cooking tips, diabetes and nutrition facts, recipes and more, as well as ideas on how to raise funds to help Stop Diabetes in Riverside.

Our goal for American Diabetes Month and beyond is to show Americans that it’s not too late to start living a healthy active lifestyle and you can even have fun while doing it. “

Riverside residents can take part in the challenge to start living a healthier lifestyle by participating in the American Diabetes Month’s weekly activities:  
  1. Get Moving Mondays – After the weekend, people are not as excited about getting up and going on a Monday.  Get Moving Mondays will provide some easy tips to help Americans get moving and keep up an active lifestyle all week long.
  2. Tasty Tip Tuesdays – Many people are afraid of losing the taste when they make a recipe healthier.  Every Tuesday, the Association will take a traditional recipe and teach people how to substitute certain ingredients for healthier options without losing the taste. 
  3. What’s Cooking Wednesdays – With Thanksgiving kicking-off the holiday season, keeping yourself on track and eating healthy is very important.  Each Wednesday, the public will vote on recipes that represent a healthy side dish, appetizer and/or dessert that they would like to see for a holiday meal.  At the end of the month, we will unveil those winning dishes.
  4. Get Together Thursdays or Any Day! – This engagement will offer ways for Riverside residents to implement healthy cooking activities into their daily lives through “Do-it-Yourself Fundraisers” called “Cook to Stop Diabetes.”  These fundraisers will be fun parties that can incorporate healthy recipes for family and friends and will also raise money for the Association. 
  5. Fact Check Friday – Challenging the public’s knowledge about nutrition and diabetes, each Friday a question will be posted to test diabetes knowledge and encourage people to share it with their friends, family and/or co-workers.
  6. Weekend Challenge to Stop Diabetes – Why not take the weekend and use it as an opportunity to get active and help raise funds to Stop Diabetes? We will provide fun fundraising activities for people to engage in and use their 48 hours to participate, or if they are too busy then do the 48 hours to donate!
For great tips, recipes and more each week, visit the Association’s interactive web page at www.diabetesforecast.org/ADM. To learn more, you can also visit us on Facebook (facebook.com/AmericanDiabetesAssociation) or call 1-800-DIABETES.