|Parnell Intermediary Services, Inc.
|Together we can change the lives of the abused, battered, homeless, hungry, ill and less fortunate.
|We may say that people need to show themselves worthy of respect before we can respect them.
But respecting another person is much more about who WE are than about who the other person is. ~PISI
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Our Volunteers also known as PISI Integrity Team help fulfill our promise to People and Animals. If you've ever spent ten minutes reading a book to a lonely child, you know that even that small amount of
compassion and attention can make a world of difference. No one person can solve all the world's problems, but what little you do can make your little corner of the world; or one far away from yours a
happier, healthier, safer place to live for those who need your help. Each of us can right a wrong, fill a plate, visit a shelter or clean up a park; and that does make a difference for us all!
Planning on making a donation to us this year? You can, just by clicking on an image on this page or by making your donation through our profile on Network for Good. If you care about nonprofits and the work they do, then you're
affected by what GuideStar does. The GuideStar web site connects people and organizations with information on the programs and finances of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits, and has become an indispensable
part of the way good works are done. We have the GuideStarUSA Exchange Seal. It’s a symbol of our commitment to transparency and accountability.
We depend on the generosity of Donors to enable us to provide valuable services to communities inside and outside of the USA. We strive on helping animals, providing family services and outreach disabilities and people with
disadvantaging circumstances; and spending 90 cents of every dollar raised from your donation directly on our programs. 10 cents goes towards administration costs. Together we can change the lives of the abused, battered,
homeless, hungry, ill and less fortunate.
|PISI is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Contributions to PISI are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. PISI tax identification number is 20-0502201
PISI Humanitarian Endeavors Encompass
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|Feeding the Hungry|
|Housing the Homeless|
|Cheering the Fallen|
|Encouraging Economic Development|
|Providing Jobs for the Unemployed|
|Administering to the needs of those in Prisons, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Schools, ...|
|Advocating for Animal Protection and Rights|
|Protecting the Environment|
|Promoting Arts & Recreation|
|Developing, supporting, and providing superior services to enhance the quality of life, protect rights, and promote self-sufficiency of our diverse individuals, families, and communities|
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|Remember that every donation makes a difference, regardless of size. Thank you in advance for your support.
|501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity
United States Army Veteran T.R. Parnell discerned the call to develop a multipurpose nonprofit public charity called Parnell Intermediary Services, Inc. (PISI).
December 10, 2003 PISI was incorporated in Texas. On May 14, 2004, PISI received its recognition as a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity by the Internal
Revenue Service. The community responded generously and we are realizing the blessings and challenges of growing. We have conducted our own
programs of education, outreach, and advocacy; published reports from the field of community-based social service projects; and also funded the work of
other nonprofit organizations and public institutions selected by our Board of Directors.
A promise conveys a bond, a sincere agreement that goes far beyond idle words. Promises fulfilled solidify future relationships, and give reason for trust. We
have been fulfilling the promise to those who place trust in us. This is a trust we take very seriously as we keep allegiance not only with our history and those
who have gone before, but as we thoughtfully plan for tomorrow. Certainly, we have changed through the years and we have grown in terms of breadth and
depth. We serve all economic backgrounds by eliminating the financial barrier to seeking assistance and this is done through a sliding scale fee that is
relative to a family's combined income. We are committed to helping People and Animals in need of aid.
There are a host of reasons to donate to PISI. For instance, if you donate to PISI you may gain certain tax benefits. If you donate, you will be able to help others and you may get a
tax deduction for your charitable contribution. Another great reason to donate is to reduce clutter. A decision to donate to PISI does not necessarily mean a cash donation. You
can donate by giving items as well. Are there things taking up space in your home/business that you could donate to PISI? A decision to donate can reduce the clutter in your
home/business and leave you with that good feeling that accompanies every decision to donate. Of course one of the greatest reasons to donate to PISI is to help the less
fortunate. If you have been blessed, making a decision to donate can help you give a little back. Have you had times in your life when you needed a little help from PISI? Now that
you are on your feet, why not make PISI the beneficiary of your decision to donate to charity? It is never a bad idea to return goodwill and if your decision to donate to PISI helps
someone who once helped you it just makes it that much more appropriate. Finally, determine the cause that means the most to you when making your decision to donate. If
you are going to donate to PISI, it only makes sense to choose one or several of our Family Programs & Services that matters to you.
Donations that the Donor has designated to be sold by PISI are value priced and made available for sale in our eBay store. PISI welcomes donations of unrestricted monetary
contributions, pet supplies, usable clothing, appliances, household items, tickets, furniture, vehicles, books, real estate, office space, tools, electronics, and more.
The flag of the United States of America contains thirteen alternating horizontal stripes of equal width, of which seven are red in color and six are white. In the upper-left corner is a blue rectangle, on which are drawn fifty white five-
pointed stars. Since 1777 when it was first adopted officially, the US flag has undergone several revisions to reach its current design.
Meaning of Colors
Although the flag was adopted officially in 1777, at that time there was no meaning attached to the colors. However, the same colors were used in designing the Seal of the United States of America in 1782, having specific meaning.
In the words of Charles Thompson, secretary to the Continental Congress: "The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness
& valor, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice".
History of the American Flag
For over 200 years now, the American flag symbolizes the unity and strength of the country. In other words, one can also say that it is a source of inspiration and pride for the citizens. The USA flag has turned out to be a viable icon in
the history of the nation.
Year 1776 - Way back in 1776 (1st of January), the Continental Army was reorganized keeping in pace with the Congressional resolution. This placed the American forces under the control of George Washington. In the same year
and on New Year’s Day, the Continental Army was laying cordon to Boston that was then was under the control of the British Army. As per the instruction of George Washington, the Grand Union flag was hoisted at the Prospect Hill.
This flag had thirteen stripes in red and white alternately. Besides, at the canton it also had the British Union Jack.
Year 1776 (May) - Betsy Ross had sewed the first USA flag.
Year 1777 (June 14) - The First Flag Act was passed by the Continental Congress for introducing an official flag. It was an order that the American flag should consists of 13 stripes in red and white alternatively. It was also ordered
that there should be 13 stars in the union, which would symbolize a fresh constellation.
Year 1777-1960 - In between these years several acts were passed by the Congress which altered the design, shape as well as the flag arrangement. Moreover, other acts were also passed for introducing additional stripes and
Year 1794 (January 13) - An act was passed for introducing 15 stars and 15 stripes.
Year 1818 (April 4) - This act was passed for introducing 13 stripes and one star for every state, on 4 July, following the incorporation of the new states and after getting the same approved by President Monroe.
Year 1912 (June 24) - President Taft passed this order so that the stars can be arranged in six horizontal rows and each row carrying eight stars.
Year 1959 (January 3) - President Eisenhower passed this order so that the stars can be arranged in seven rows where each row should have seven stars staggered vertically and horizontally.
Year 1959 (August 21) - President Eisenhower further redirected his order and made it clear that the stars should be arranged in nine rows horizontally and in eleven rows where they are arranged vertically.
Year 1960 (July 4) - The 50th star was introduced on 4th July, 1960 and represented the state of Hawaii which became a part of the Union on 21st August, 1959.
As of now, the USA flag comprises 13 horizontal stripes, where seven red stripes and six white stripes are arranged horizontally. The stripes that you find in the American flag symbolize the thirteen colonies and the stars symbolize
the fifty Union States. Besides, the red and the white colors that have been used in the flag have their own significance. For instance, the red color represents valor and hardiness while the white color stands for innocence and purity.
Last, but not the least, the blue color symbolizes justice, insistence, and alertness.
The American flag is a symbol of national unity and pride for the country. The fifty stars represent the fifty states comprising the present-day United States of America. For the symbolism of colors, see the corresponding section above.
The etiquette governing the use of the US flag are given in the Flag Code of the Federal law. Although the code is not binding on the common citizen, the following guidelines are prescribed:
•Unless the flag has been so designed, it should be flown only in good weather.
•The flag must be well lit at all times, either by sunlight or artificial light sources.
•When displayed in a group of flags, the USA flag must be at the center and at the highest point.
•If the USA flag is being displayed with another flag, with the two flags having crossed staffs, the USA flag must be on the right and have its staff in the front.
•If the flag is to be suspended overhead, the canton must be to the top towards the left of the observer, with the folds falling freely.
•The flag should not be used as an item of decoration or in any form of fashion.
If the USA flag has become worn out, it should be mended properly. In case the state of the flag is beyond repair, it should be disposed in a respectful manner.
|Facts About American Flag