Just like so many of our followers, we’ve enjoyed a few months in one place but now it’s time to move.
Tumblr was a great way to share photos, but not the best for publishing the informative articles our Call Dibs followers deserve. For the latest posts from Call Dibs about active duty life, milspouses, milbrats and veterans, check out our new blog at http://blog.calldibsapp.com.
And don’t forget to buy and sell exclusively within your military community on http://www.calldibsapp.com/browse .
The Call Dibs Team
Call Dibs is kicking off a series of blog posts focused on what matters most to YOU, our military families.
With the holidays just around the corner we’re looking for your input about holiday spending. You can help by following this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CDHolidaySpending and answering a few questions about your holiday budgeting and spending habits.
We’ll be compiling data and posting information about ways to save during the holidays.
Call Dibs values your voice and opinions, so please share with us!
November is Military Family Appreciation Month. Please join Call Dibs in celebrating military families by participating in our Military Family picture tribute.
Share a picture of your military family via instagram and include the tag #calldibsmilitaryfamily
We will be featuring families here on our blog as well as Instagram and Facebook. Anyone with an instagram account is welcome to participate.
Your Instagram privacy settings must be set to public for pictures to be shared with Call Dibs. The collage of military family photos can be found at http://statigr.am/tag/calldibsmilitaryfamily/#/list
Call Dibs Thanks Military Families for the sacrifices they make everyday!
A good friend of the Call Dibs Team, a premier food expert, and strong supporter of the U.S. Military - Jerry James Stone - has blessed us with a treat that will make some tummies happy during Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoe Threesome! Check out this link!
Follow Jerry on twitter for more delicious ideas: Follow @jerryjamesstone
Stay tuned for some fun and interesting tidbits leading up to Turkey Day! And follow Call Dibs on Pinterest for this and other Thanksgiving Day recipes! http://pinterest.com/pin/446630488015307747/
And as always - Call Dibs, the only Military Community Marketplace
The Call Dibs team invites YOU our friends, families, and the people we serve - to assist us with celebrating this year’s Veterans Day.
Pay tribute to the veterans in your life by posting their picture on our blog and instagram sites. We’ve set up an Instagram tag dedicated to Veterans Day on NOV 11, 2012
We encourage you to take a photo or upload a photo to Instagram of the Veterans in your life #calldibsveteransday. Include a brief description of the veteran you would like to honor. They can be in uniform or not, however please be sure to include the tag, #calldibsveteransday, so that we can include them in our Call Dibs Veterans Tribute. Android users as well as iPhone, iPad, iTouch are welcome to participate.
Photos will be linked here to our blog or can be viewed directly from Instagram at http://instagrid.me/tag/calldibsveteransday/
We will also be showcasing some of your photos on the Call Dibs Pintrest, Blog, and Facebook pages.
For all of our veterans, Thank you for your service!!!
The Call Dibs Team
Hurricane Sandy has severely damaged the Northeast. The Storm has taken lives and left many without home, food, and power.
I was in Lower Manhattan Monday night when the storm reached. A few hours later, the storm surge hit the island. As I looked down from my window, I saw the ocean creeping in; the water rose fast and started flooding my neighborhood. It looked like one of those scenes from a movie. My apartment building was flooded to 4 feet and the power in the area went out.
The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, the morning after the Storm, is filled with sea water. The tunnel connects Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Blackout from 34th street to the tip of Manhattan; except a few spots such as the Empire State Building. Traffic lights were out - NYPD used these red lights as signals for intersections.
There has been no power and water in my building for the past 7 days, and while the rest of Manhattan got their power back, my home is still in the dark.
As I write this from my friend’s couch, I know, despite minor inconvenience, I’m very fortunate. Many victims of Sandy lost their loved ones and dreams.
Many parts of New York City and the Northeast have been restored, but there are many people still living in shelters and have no food and clean water. Many local businesses need to be revived and infrastructure needs to be repaired.
A cornerstone of Call Dibs is Military Community - let’s help our greater community. We have compiled a list of organizations that accepts donation. Only $10 would make a difference for someone out there.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy this past week. We recognize that many people have experienced profound losses. In many places, the devastation is greater than what is seen and reported in national media. We, at Adjacent Apps, feel moved to do our part. Within the next 24-48 hours we will be using our social media feeds to post links that will allow you to easily donate to disaster victims. We’ll be compiling a list of organizations who can use your donations for hurricane relief.
Each of us has our own reason for caring. Here’s mine:
I grew up on the East Coast and lived there for over 30 years. Last year the Navy moved my family to California. Almost everyone I hold dear is still on the East Coast. In fact, most of my friends and family live in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.
During Hurricane Sandy I sat in my kitchen listening to the news coverage over the radio. As the severity of the storm was made clear, I took my phone out and checked my Facebook news feed, Instagram, email, and every other social media outlet I could think of. I kept track of my friends compulsively throughout the day, vacillating between anxiety and gratitude. I even had the strange sensation, at times, that I was still in Philadelphia and should be doing something to prepare.
Being a military spouse is tough at times. For me, the hardest part has always been living far from the people I love. Being way from my loved ones during times like these makes me feel unbearably helpless.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I am grateful that no bodily harm befell my friends and family. Most of them travelled to safe havens of one form or another. But when they returned to their homes, many found their property damaged or their towns destroyed.
Last year, my field hockey teammate from college got married and bought a house in Long Beach. She thought this would be home for the rest of her days. She didn’t evacuate during the storm and posted terrifying stories of what it was like to hide in the second story of her home - praying for her life as she watched the storm and fires swallow up the homes of her neighbors. She moved out of that house this week and wonders if she’ll ever be able to return.
My brother had the foresight not to go into New York City for work on Monday. And as it happens, he stayed home the entire week avoiding the damaged infrastructure and flooding. But, their quaint upstate New York town is not completely untouched. Travelers from more devastated areas are coming up looking for shelter or gas for their cars and generators. Here are some pictures of the aftermath in Long Beach:
There are countless other stories like these. And these are the lucky ones. But, in my good fortune I can see that I am not truly helpless. We have the power to rally behind our friends, family, and neighbors. We have the power to make a positive impact in the most terrible of circumstances. Please support the victims of Hurricane Sandy in whatever way you can. I know I will.
Thank you for helping!
Director of Organization Development
Adjacent Applications, Inc.