Salvation Army Volunteer Anthony Rizzo is a Finalist in the WEDU Be More Awards

St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) February 07, 2012

Volunteer Anthony Rizzo of The Salvation Army, St. Petersburg, Florida was recognized as a finalist in the WEDU Be More Awards?, Be More Involved, Mason Dixon Award for Volunteerism. Mason Dixon, community philanthropist and Q105 radio personality, will ultimately choose and present the award winner. The seventh annual Be More Awards will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at the A La carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. The annual event, recognized as the ?Academy? Awards for Nonprofits,? begins at 11:00am.

Anthony Rizzo comes from Long Island, New York and works full-time for Bright Horizons Family Solutions as a teacher and community service liaison. Anthony applied with The Salvation Army in St. Petersburg, Florida in June 2011 and volunteers on his only days off with children in the Red Shield Lodge shelter.

Anthony was an immediate hit in the shelter! He arrived with anticipation, enthusiasm, and bags full of crafts, books, and activities. He volunteered with children while their mothers attended morning workshops and with children of families waiting to register for Christmas assistance. He planned and coordinated monthly activities including a barbeque and holiday activities for shelter mothers and children.

Anthony?s company establishes not-for-profit Bright Spaces for children in Shelters ? ?safe places for children in times of crisis.? Part of our Family Unit is designated a Bright Space but there was very little contact with the establishing center. Part of Anthony?s job is to reconnect the establishing centers with the Bright Spaces they create in community shelters. He made it come alive again with child care volunteers and enrichment programs. He is implementing his company?s ?All Star Volunteer Program? which allows center employees to come once a month for selected activities.

Anthony began his career in child care with Boys & Girls Club in 1996. He has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters and has been with Bright Horizons for 9 years. Anthony is single and loves to travel. ?I like to be behind the scenes. I do these things because I love children and love to do what I am doing.? One person can make an extraordinary difference and Anthony Rizzo has done so for us in a very short time.

For more information on what is happening in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa Salvation Army visit the Tampa Bay Area Salvation Army Facebook page at

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information about Salvation Army, St. Petersburg, of Florida, visit, or for a location near you visit


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More Music, More Fun

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) November 3, 2008

Cloud 9 Games, Inc., a leading provider of quality Christian entertainment, announced today that Heavenly Harmony Music Expansion Pack #3 – Contemporary Christian is now available in retail stores and online for immediate shipment.

Hit Songs

The third expansion pack for the popular Christian singing game includes an impressive collection of 30 hit Contemporary Christian songs from award-winning artists including Chris Tomlin, Mandisa, Jeremy Camp, David Crowder, ZOEgirl, Amy Grant, Avalon, Steven Curtis Chapman, Newsboys and many more! Some of the songs players can now sing along with are:

Indescribable – Chris Tomlin

It Is You – Newsboys

Love Somebody – Mandisa

Walk By Faith – Jeremy Camp

This Mystery – Nichole Nordeman

Gone – tobyMac

Everything Glorious – David Crowder

Take You At Your Word – Avalon

Speechless – Steven Curtis Chapman

Unique Features

Heavenly Harmony Gold, an upgraded version of Heavenly Harmony, includes features never before offered in any singing game including up to 4 singers at one time, real-time performance feedback with statistics, and recording/mixing capabilities for all 4 singers. Once players are ready, they can record their very own hit single with just their voices over the background music. Before sharing their performance with friends, they can mix their recording and add vocal effects, including reverb and chorus, until it sounds perfect!

Future Expandability

Excitement is building for the world’s first Christian rock band game. With its release just weeks away, Cloud 9 Games will offer a free downloadable expansion pack for Heavenly Harmony Gold that allows players to sing and play along with top Christian artists! JAMpak will allow up to 4 singers, 1 guitarist and 1 drummer for the most exciting, immersive game-play ever offered in a Christian-themed product!

Pricing and Availability

Heavenly Harmony Music Expansion Pack #3 – Contemporary Christian is available at an MSRP of $ 24.95 (USD) and is designed for Windows personal computers (Vista, XP, 2000).

The Contemporary Christian expansion pack is in retail stores as of October 28th. For North American retailers, please contact EMI CMG Distribution at 1-800-877-4443 . For international sales, please contact Cloud 9 Games, Inc. directly at

About Cloud 9 Games, Inc. (

Cloud 9 Games, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is an independent developer and publisher of Christian entertainment software. Founded by a veteran of the video game industry, Cloud 9 Games continues to provide family-friendly alternatives to mainstream video games by producing quality Christian entertainment for people of all ages to enjoy.

For additional information, contact

Jennifer Ratica, Cloud 9 Games

512-436-9107 or

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