D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon: Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Ben Carson


Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D.,
had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Growing up in a single parent home, it was his mother who challenged her son to strive for excellence.  Young Ben persevered, and today is a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 

Carson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008. Among his career highlights include the first and only successful separation of craniopagus (Siamese) twins joined at the back of the head in 1987.
 

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THE OMAHA SALVATION ARMY RESPONDS TO FATAL INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT

 "We ask for the public to pray for those involved,” said John Kuzma, director of Emergency Disaster Services.

In the wake of a fatal industrial accident in south central Omaha yesterday, The Salvation Army responded immediately providing relief and respite to first responders and plant workers at the International Nutrition plant. The Army's emergency disaster services team was called into service by the Omaha Fire Department to provide relief after the fatal industrial accident on Monday morning.

"The Salvation Army was on the scene by 12:00 PM yesterday. Our number one concern is always for the safety of the first responders and for employees, friends and family on the scene following the explosion. We are coordinating efforts with the Fire Department. Our disaster response team provided warm drinks and prayer to workers and those awaiting news of their loved ones. We ask for the public to pray for those involved,” said John Kuzma, director of Emergency Disaster Services.

Today, Salvation Army volunteers will serve lunch to first responders and others on the scene near the International Nutrition plant.  On the scene of a disaster, The Salvation Army's goal is to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of both the victims and the rescue workers - whatever those needs might be. One hundred percent of contributions made to The Salvation Army's disaster relief fund go directly to assist those in need.  For more information or to donate, go to www.givesalvationarmy.org.