Acknowledgements and Credits

Many, many people have had a hand in making this website what it is, and they deserve appreciation for their hard work.

Website design, content development, editing, and consultation on search engine optimization and social media by Jordana R.J. Bowen, Joana’s daughter. Jordana is a freelance designer and writer with a degree in English and writing, a year of art school and many years of experience in the field. You may email her at jordana (at) gmail (dot) com with inquiries.

A special thank you to our beta testers, including David D., Janice P., Brian B., and Stanley H. as well as several others that visited the site in development and offered encouragement. Your input has been invaluable.

Another big thank you to Andy P. for donating time to perform penetration testing and advise on security.

This site is built on WordPress, a truly remarkable open-source content management system. Below is a complete listing of the free (or quite inexpensive) solutions that have made the hosting, design and functionality on this website possible. We would like to honor and acknowledge the effort of the talented designers and developers who have put their time into creating these wonderful products, and also share links so that others may benefit.

Theme Design:
WPtitans
These folks design gorgeous, complex and reasonably priced themes and have been courteous and responsive to our requests for help.
Website Host:
HostGator
We are so impressed by their functionality, outstanding support and reasonable price.
Google Maps:
WPGMaps.com
The developer of this amazing, inexpensive plugin has been incredibly helpful.
Map Icons:
Nicolas Mollet
A gigantic library of excellent free map icons.
Stories Layout:
Pluginterest
An inexpensive jQuery Masonry WordPress plugin that creates a Pinterest-like layout.
Newsletters:
Wysija
Free yet sophisticated newsletter and subscription management plugin.
Social Media Sharing:
Shareaholic
Free, easy and complete social media sharing, analytics and related post plugin.
Social Media Buttons:
Social Media Widget
Free plugin adds social media follow buttons.
Image Optimization:
Smush.it
A free plugin to help improve image load times.
Spam Prevention:
Captcha and Akismet
These free plugins prevent comment spam and flag any that gets through.
Contact Form:
Contact Form 7
Free, easy to use form generator.
Search Engine Optimization:
Yoast WordPress SEO
Free plugin to help streamline almost every aspect of search engine optimization.
Tables on Donate Page:
TablePress
This free plugin makes attractive table creation so much easier.
Link Management:
Broken Link Checker
Free plugin checks internal and external links so you don’t have to.
Image Sliders:
Meta Slider
Free plugin with lots of features lets you create slideshows of images on pages.
Security:
Better WP Security
Free plugin helps pinpoint and improve various aspects of site security.
Website Analytics:
Google Analytics
Free and pretty much the analytics standard.
QR Code for Print Materials:
Microsoft Tag
Free service that generates 2d code mobile devices can scan to visit your site instantly. Even includes analytics.

If you contributed to this site and we somehow missed you, please let us know and we’ll get you added right away!

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