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Introduction                             6 go to
Summary                                  7 go to
Product Highlights                       8 go to
Environmental Benefits                  15 go to
Recycling Resources                     16 go to
Warranty                                17 go to
Uses for Our Current Products           18 go to
The Market                              23 go to
The Need                                25 go to
Cost Comparison to Tents and Trailers   30 go to

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Workforce                                   31 go to
Management Team                             32 go to
Organizational Chart                        38 go to
Licenses and Agreements                     39 go to
Contact Information                         40 go to
Appendix A – World Community Involvement    41 go to
Appendix B– Associations and Affiliations   42 go to

Modular Solutions           ™

DuraLite Polymer Composite™
 Lunar Safe Haven Homes ™

 Nautilus Submersibles™
     Following the Indonesian tsunami in December 2004, Dr. Kitt Horn-
Samuel approached Dr. Victoria R. Lyons with an idea to create
emergency housing out of 100% polymer composites. Dr. Samuel’s
concept was to create a modular unit that could be easily constructed
onsite by as few as two people using only a mallet.              TALL
ORDER! Then, in August 2005, Katrina razed half of Louisiana and
Mississippi. All they could think about was how many people might
have been helped and lives saved if their emergency units had been
available during and after the storm.
     Since then, they have designed and redesigned the buildings and
created SAFE HAVEN HOMES ™ and Modular Solutions™. The modular
designs are Patent-Pending. They incorporated KEEP IT SIMPLE
SOLUTIONS™ (Safe Haven Homes) in September 2006.               They
incorporated Safe Haven HomesOhio, Inc. ™ in November 2007, and they
organized SAFE HAVEN HOMES, LLC in September 2008 to invite              6

The Concept

The Opportunity
The Potential

        Product Highlights
Simple, Quick and Effective
Set up by as few as two people in as little as 90
minutes with just a mallet and an awl (included in
the package)
Add-ins and modular add-ons in approximately 30
minutes each
A 3-bedroom home with plumbing and electricity in
about 3 hours
Self contained ~ ready to set up with no building or
engineering experience necessary
Complete with foundation, flooring, windows and
doors                                                  8
DuraLite™ Recycled/Virgin Polymer Composites
Completely Reusable and Recyclable
Our Full Line of SAFE HAVEN HOMES ™ and
 Modular Solutions ™ is Patent-Pending
Quality, State-of-the-Art Construction
Completely Modular: Any Number of Rooms
  ~ from 1 to 100+
Can Be Insulated for ANY Weather Conditions and
  Completely Waterproof
Many Different Finishes and Configurations

Safe Haven Homes’ pop-in design is a rapid, effective method
of installing the housing and outbuildings when you need
them, where you need them.
Modular design lets you add as much space as you want as a
pop-in™ or pop-n-add™.
72-hour turnaround emergency delivery of single or multiple
All units have a double-wall construction. Insulation can be
easily injected into the cavity between the wall panels for
different weather/climate needs.          Our patent-pending
foundation weighting well ranges from 5 to 12 inches thick,
allowing different fillers (e.g., sand, gravel, cement) to be
inserted to add weight for stability. All units also have built-
in sockets for additional anchoring if environmentally
necessary and feasible.                                            10

All doors and windows are lockable.
  Special post-consumer and virgin polymer composites that
comprise our unique DuraLite™ product line ensure that our
  will not rot
  are resistant to moisture, bacteria growth, mold and
  maintain long-lasting, maintenance-free applications
  clean up with soap and water
  do not require sealing
  are highly machinable - can be drilled, mitered and sanded
  are a long-lasting, esthetically-pleasing alternative to
   metal or canvas                                             11
       With manufacturing and distribution centers being developed
worldwide, hundreds or even thousands of Safe Haven Homes’
emergency units can be delivered to any region of the world within 3
to 36 hours.
         A refugee camp or emergency city can be created within 12 to
48 hours, housing thousands of people more safely, hygienically,
quickly and easily than a tent city, and the material is stronger and
more durable. Most units take only 2 to 4 people to set up and are
designed to be assembled with limited effort by NON-experienced
persons. Using only a mallet, an awl, set-up poles and, in some units,
a short ladder, all of which are included in the unit kits, most units
can be assembled in as little as 90 minutes with all internal and
external attachments in place and living-ready in 2½ to 3 hours.
Symbol- and color-coded snap design for units and connectors
for utilities and plumbing (e.g., electricity, natural gas, propane, wind,
solar, potable water and sewage) can be connected with hoses or
pumps using the same technology and snap-together design as
motor/mobile homes use. This makes the units a “snap” for unskilled
persons to put together.
    The building modules are 100% DuraLite™ polymer composites and
designed with “snap-in” fixtures for energy and plumbing add-ins. The
wall joints, roof joints and foundation are attached using long “holding
pins.”    The outside walls and roof are polyethylene honeycombed
sandwich panels with an optional double-paneled design that is fillable
for extra insulation in areas where severe climates and wind conditions
are factors.
    There are numerous uses and applications for these buildings:
emergency housing and quick communities, outbuildings and other
structures, recreational housing, long-term use buildings (e.g.,
warehouses, community centers, churches, commercial, industrial,
schools, medical, military, refugee camps, homeless housing,
campgrounds, summer camps, retreat centers).
    The modules are designed so that the structures can be expanded in
virtually any configuration to provide as much square footage and as
many rooms as specific needs require and a given site will allow.
Because of our patent-pending wall joint system, the buildings can be
single rooms or entire complexes with hallways, breezeways and
outbuildings in virtually any configuration.
    Will MEET or EXCEED all specifications and regulations
             for certification with the following:
                          Red Cross
                        United Nations
             U. S. Dept. of Emergency Housing

Safe Haven Homes’ emergency housing and shelters can be
used for any reason imaginable for shelter in any terrain by
victims of natural and man-made disasters; NGOs; military
operations; federal, state and municipal agencies and support
Built to last for short or long-term use; easy, fast and versatile;
       this IS the ANSWER to any emergency shelter need!
     Environmental Benefits
Made from 100% polymer composites incorporating
post-consumer High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and
Polypropylene (PP) polymers, Safe Haven Homes’
units will hold up in the harshest of environments and
last longer than treated wood or canvas.
Our 100% polymer panels will never rot or decay.
Vandal proof
Heavy, stays in place
Will not leach toxic chemicals into the environment

            Recycling Resources

       Safe Haven Homes uses composites of recycled and
virgin polymers to create pellets that are then heated and
molded into our modules. All of the units can be broken down
and made into pellets again and again to greatly extend the life
and usefulness of all our products. If it can be built out of wood,
steel, concrete or mud, we can build it out of molded polymer,
and it will go up faster, last longer and cost much less.

We offer polymer composite products
     with 10-to-50-year limited

         Uses for Our Current
EMERGENCY                     COMMERCIAL
  Refugee Camps                 Military
  Disaster Relief Camps and     Schools
  Communities                   Hospitals
  Emergency Housing             Camps/Retreats
  Emergency Hospitals           Vacation Homes
                                Storage/Tool Sheds
                                Temporary Communities/Site

EMERGENCY                         COMMERCIAL
  Anywhere you can use a            Industry and Business
  tent, mobile home, motor          Camping and Resort
  home, trailer or shed, you        Fairgrounds
  can use our product. What's
  even better is that many          Parks
  places you can’t use the          Lawn and Garden
  other structures, you can use     Gate Houses
  ours.                             Scientific Research Centers
                                    Company Housing
                                    (construction, fairs, outdoor

Safe Haven Homes is currently developing several
distinct divisions:
      Panel Construction
Coming soon… A special line for permanent homes and trailer
courts, campers and motor homes, houseboats, add-ons and
additions and our lawn-line for yards, gardens and parks. All
add-ons are designed to attach to our emergency units as well.

A few examples of what we can build…

x as

                          The Market
A short list of potential customers….
          Some agencies do not provide housing but do provide hospitals and
schools and may require their own shelters and headquarters and “outpost”
distribution and warehouse facilities as well as staff housing and “company
     International Red Cross/Red             U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban
     Crescent                                Development
    Federal Emergency Mgmt. Agency         U. S. Dept. of Defense
                                           U. S. Dept. of Emergency
    National Guard
                                           Nat’l. Aeronautics and Space
    Catholic Charities
                                           Admin. (NASA)
    USAid                                  AmeriCares
    Action Against Hunger                  ADRA International
    Amer. Jewish Joint Distribution        Association for India’s Development
    Care                                   Catholic Relief Services
  Church World Service                Direct Relief International
  Food for the Hungry, Inc.           Doctors Without Borders
  International Aid                   International Medical Corps
  International Rescue Committee      Lutheran World Relief
  MAP International                   Mercy Corps
  Network for Good                    Operation Blessing International
  World Health Organization (WHO)     United Nations Relief Organization
  Operation USA                       Oxfam America
  Plan USA                            Project Concern International
  Save the Children USA               UNICEF
  World Concern                       Christian Children's Fund
  State, County and Local             Local Non-Governmental Orgs.
Governments                         (NGOs)

                       The Need
    Every day, we hear and read more about natural and man-made
disasters. Now, with the new worldwide commitment to sustainable
(“green”) building and manufacturing, Safe Haven Homes’ goal is
to have a profound effect on both. Our product is what is needed
now by both communities, and the time is right for us to be the first
on the block.

    Bank of America is committing billions of dollars to green
projects and disaster relief; Exxon Mobil and many others are doing
the same; all are looking for good PR with the consumer base. Right
now, many governments, international relief agencies, corporate
America and corporations from other countries, to include members
of The WTO and others, are looking for precisely what Safe Haven
Homes   has.
   Can you say, “Do you need a house, and do you need it
             Do you remember Boulder City?
    The oil sand deposits in Fort McMurray, Alberta are believed to hold
some 174 billion barrels of economically viable oil. Between 2000 and
2020, the oil sands industry is expected to create more than 170,000
jobs in Alberta. Canadian oil sands production is expected to reach four
million barrels a day by 2020.
    Companies find it difficult, however, to lure capable workers to a
place where temperatures can plunge to 40 below zero. They offer
employee incentives such as on-site work camps with steak dinners and
satellite TV. The camp at Canadian Natural Resources has a Tim
Horton's, Canada's wildly popular coffee chain. All resources are
     Competition to find housing in Fort McMurray is just as fierce. The
influx of workers has driven the rental vacancy rate to less than 0.3%.
Mobile homes can run as high as $300,000. Single-family homes in one of
Fort McMurray's nicest suburbs are packed in so tightly, you can jump
from roof to roof, and they're priced at more than half a million dollars.
Facing those prices, some newcomers sleep at the Salvation Army, which       26

is always full.
      April 4, 2007 - The News From Just One Day
U.N.: Displaced Rising in Darfur Region
   -- By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer Wed Apr 4, 10:08 PM ET
   UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. humanitarian chief said Wednesday the number of displaced persons in
Sudan's Darfur region and neighboring countries has risen dramatically and urgent political action was
needed to bring peace to the region.
   John Holmes delivered his grim report to the U.N. Security Council after a week-long visit to Sudan and
neighboring Chad and the Central African Republic. Holmes said 250,000 people had fled their homes in
Darfur for refugee camps in the last six months, raising the number of displaced civilians now living in
camps to 2.2 million — well over a third of Darfur's population. That number could reach over half the
population — about 3.3 million — in another 18 months or so if the violence continues. "This is a truly
horrifying prospect," Holmes said.
   Across the border from Darfur, the army has abandoned a large part of eastern Chad and left it to the rule
of the militias and armed groups of all kinds, Holmes said. This has led to increasing ethnic and political
violence. "Since autumn 2006, hundreds of people have been killed, dozens of villages have been burned,
the number of displaced persons in eastern Chad has risen from 50,000 to 140,000 in just a few months,"
he said.
   "The militarization of the refugee camps and of displaced person sites has been accelerated" and forced
recruitment by armed groups, especially of children, has become a problem, he added.
   In neighboring Central African Republic, Holmes said humanitarian organizations estimate that a million
people, about a quarter of the population, need assistance. The number of internally displaced has
increased in less than a year from 50,000 to 212,000 — in addition to about 70,000 refugees from Chad
and Cameroon.

    August 2, 2007 - The News From Just One Day
Monsoon Floods Devastate South Asia
     -- By WASBIR HUSSAIN, Associated Press Writer - Thu Aug 2, 12:05 PM ET

       GAUHATI, India - Teeming monsoon rains have inundated wide swaths of northern India and
neighboring Bangladesh, killing at least 166 people and washing away villages and farmland that 19
million people depend on, officials said Thursday. With rain-swollen rivers bursting their banks along the
fertile plains south of the Himalayas, India sent soldiers to help evacuate people from some of the worst-hit
       "I have not seen such flooding in the last 24 years. It's a sheet of water everywhere," said Santosh
Mishra, a resident of the Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh, one of the areas soldiers were sent. Authorities
urged residents of 65 nearby villages to evacuate. "There are no signs of houses, temples or trees," Mishra
told the local Sahara Samay television channel.
       Some 14 million people in India and 5 million in Bangladesh were displaced or marooned by the
flooding, according to government figures, with at least 120 people killed in recent days in India and 46 more in
Bangladesh. Among the hardest hit regions was the northeastern Indian state of Assam, the two northern
states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and neighboring Bangladesh, where relentless rains have caused dozens of
swollen rivers to burst their banks and inundate the surrounding regions. "The situation is grim," said
Bhumidhar Barman, a minister in the Assam state government.
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   The monsoon season in South Asia runs from June to September and is vital to the region's
agriculture, a giant source of income and food. But the monsoons are always dangerous, with more
than 1,000 people dying last year, most by drowning, landslides, house collapses or electrocution. In
New Delhi, India's Meteorological Department said unusual monsoon patterns this year led to
heavier than usual rains in these regions, while central India had only light rains. "We've been
getting constant rainfall in these areas for nearly 20 days," said B. P. Yadav, a spokesman for the
   In Assam, some 100,000 displaced people were staying in government relief camps while
hundreds of thousands more sought shelter on higher ground, setting up makeshift dwellings.
Millions more were cut off from the rest of the country. Flood waters washed away 1,640 yards of
highway and a wooden bridge on the only alternate road in the worst hit Dhemaji region in Assam, said
Dibakar Misra, a government official. He said railway services were suspended and boats were used
to rescue people as waters reached 30 feet deep in some places. Atul Deka, a farmer, watched
helplessly as swirling waters washed away the bamboo footbridge connecting his village to the road.
"We couldn't do anything as it happened in a flash. Now, we have to depend on the few row boats we
have until the floods recede and we build the bridge all over again," said Deka, from Satdola, on the
outskirts of Gauhati, the capital of Assam.
   Meanwhile, medical teams were trying to visit different regions by boat to make sure that there were
no outbreaks of water-born diseases like cholera. In Bihar, 120 relief centers had been set up but
some people still had to camp out along highways, said Manoj Srivastava, a state disaster
management official. In Uttar Pradesh, the army was called in to help evacuate people from 500
flooded villages, said Diwakar Tripathi, a senior government official, adding that crops worth
hundreds of thousands of dollars had been ruined. On Wednesday, 28 people died when the
overcrowded boat evacuating them from their village sank in a swollen river.
   In Bangladesh, a low-lying delta nation of 145 million people, the River Jamuna breached its banks,
inundating much of Sirajganj, a small town 65 miles northwest of the capital, Dhaka. Schools and
government offices have been closed as streets in Sirajganj were under waist-high water.
  -- Associated Press reporters Farid Hossain in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Biswajeet Banerjee in Lucknow, India and Muneeza
Naqvi in New Delhi contributed to this report.                                                                         29
Cost Comparison to Tents and
      Safe Haven Homes’ units compete with tents
and trouble-prone trailers. The average price for a
240-sq. ft. FEMA trailer is $18,000; the price for the
4m2 (≈ 172.13 sq. ft.) “family” tents listed in the Red
Cross equipment/supply catalog is $6,080.           Our
ability to manufacture our units at significantly lower
costs will afford Safe Haven Homes the ability to
offer our 14ft.2 (196 sq. ft.) single unit for a
projected purchase price of about $4,200, an obvious
advantage in the marketplace.
The workforce will be determined by “run lines.”
Safe Haven Homes can have as many as 20 run lines working
“24/7,” employing as many as 300 per shift, 3 shifts per plant,
in all phases of operation.
Administration and management will also incorporate office,
sales, marketing and others (see organizational chart). While
we would love to employ as many American workers as
possible, we must take into account our need to keep our
production and overhead costs down in order to stay
competitive. We will need to compete against foreign markets-
-not only within our own cost but from “copy-cat” industries
that enter into our arena. The fact that we are less expensive
than alternatives is also a primary marketing point.
                 Management Team
         Dr. Victoria R. Lyons: Victoria Lyons is the Chairman, President,
CEO, co-founder and co-owner of Safe Haven Homes, Safe Haven Homes ™
and SAFE HAVEN HOMES, LLC.            Dr. Lyons has more than 35 years’
experience in business administration, human services, public relations, public
affairs, human resources, engineering and design, real estate marketing and
management, grant writing and administration, transaction coordination,
contracts administration, marketing, business writing, proofing, editing,
venture capital, banking and law. She earned her Doctorate in Business
Administration from La Jolla University in June 1991.
         On a more personal note, Dr. Lyons is a classically-trained vocalist, a
voracious reader, an artist, a single mother of two, a feline aficionado, and a
lover of all things green.
        Dr. Kitt Horn-Samuel: Kitt Samuel is the Vice Chairman, Executive
Vice President, COO, co-founder and co-owner of Safe Haven Homes, Safe
Haven Homes ™ and SAFE HAVEN HOMES, LLC. Ph.D., Human Behavior,
Emphasis on Behavioral Studies, La Jolla University, 1991. Dr. Samuel is a
disabled American veteran of the Vietnam War.
        Dr. Samuel was Director of numerous group homes for the
Association of Retarded Citizens in Ohio, New Jersey, West
Virginia and California. He was a consultant to the states of Ohio
and West Virginia for the development of programs to educate
and mainstream developmentally disabled citizens as well as a
key developer of programs for youth treatment activities under
the auspices of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act
of 1974. He has teaching certifications in CA, OH, NJ, NY and PA
and has taught self-help skills and independent living skills to the
developmentally disabled, dual-diagnosed and physically

       Dr. Samuel has extensive background in the areas of
education, law and human services. He has been a Career and
Academic Director of Program and Development for Cuyahoga
Community College in Cleveland, OH and the Barona Indian
Reservation in Ramona, CA among other places.         He also
developed, among others, a company that fosters small business         33

development and entrepreneurial endeavors.
        Dr. Samuel is the inventor of the Muscle Memory Stimulator
Chip™, a surgical implant in the cerebral cortex that re-stimulates
muscle memory neural transmitters to send “messages” to bypass
damaged spinal cord injuries to affect controlled movements. He was
the chief scientist directing and developing all medical research,
testing protocols and parameters, and adjusting environmental settings
and clinical environments for all aspects and phases of the research
and analysis as well as the Crisis Management Director/Coordinator,
setting in place all protocols for review and crisis management
        Dr. Samuel was a founding member of the Board of Directors,
and Dr. Lyons was a member of the Great Peace March for Global
Nuclear Disarmament, which orchestrated cross-country marches in
the United States, Mexico, Japan and the USSR to educate and voice
the people's demand for global unilateral nuclear disarmament. In
1986, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee of the Norwegian Parliament
nominated the Great Peace March for the Nobel Peace Prize.
        The Great Peace March was also where Kitt Samuel and
Victoria Lyons met and began a personal and professional journey
which, to date, has survived the march itself, marriage, divorce, joint   34
ventures and independent adventures.
Charles H. Helein: Charles H. (Chuck) Helein is a Director and the
Company’s legal counsel.
     The top law school graduate in the State of Missouri, Mr. Helein
graduated from St. Louis University in 1963. That same year, Mr.
Helein began his legal career as an attorney for the U.S. Senate where
he worked on drafting the codification of the Administrative Procedures
Act, the seminal piece of legislation governing the functioning and
responsibilities of all government regulatory agencies, including the
Freedom of Information Act.
     The founder of The Helein Law Group, P.C. (“THLG”) in 1993, Mr.
Helein has grown the practice and diversified the firm’s representation
to include a variety of corporate law, including closely held
corporations, limited partnerships, and proprietary rights, complex
commercial and patent and trademark litigation. THLG received the
highest professional rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell in its
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Helein has also been
accepted as a Life Member to The National Registry of Who’s Who in        35
recognition of exemplary service both to the community and to his
     Mr. Helein continues his committed representation of
entrepreneurial and small to medium size business clients continuing
the    tradition   of    providing    results-oriented,    client-centric
representation that led Mr. Helein to establish THLG and to instill this
same commitment to the expansion of the firm’s practice, and
admission of a new partner in 2007 when the firm changed its name and
organization to Helein & Marashlian, LLC.
     Mr. Helein is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of
Missouri, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia,
Mr. Helein is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court,
the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the D.C., Third, Fourth, and Fifth Circuits,
the United States Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. District Court for
the District of Columbia and several other federal courts. Mr. Helein
also practices before several Federal agencies, including the Federal
Communications Commission, Internal Revenue Service, the Consumer
Products Safety Commission, and state regulatory agencies and
Attorney General Offices. Mr. Helein has also served as special
consultant to a Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate and the Attorney
General’s Office for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
     Mr. Helein has spoken on a wide range of topics in both Europe          36

and the United States and has chaired conferences in Brussels,
Gary Steward: Gary Steward is a Director and the Senior Vice President
of Operations.
        Mr. Steward is a licensed real estate broker, appraiser and
general contractor in Wasco, California.      Mr. Steward is presently
serving on the Board of Directors of the Wasco Chamber of Commerce
and is on the City of Wasco Community Development Committee. He has
also served on the City of Wasco Planning Commission for five years and
served as Chairman for two years. He was instrumental in bringing an
1,800-acre business/industrial park as well as a multi-million dollar,
state-of-the-art ethanol plant to the community.
        As a long-time resident of Wasco, Mr. Steward is keenly
interested in the vitality of his hometown. He is the third-generation
owner of the second longest running business in downtown Wasco,
originally begun in 1932.
        Mr. Steward has served in several offices with Grace Community
Church and currently serves as an advisor to the leadership and Elder
    Licenses and Agreements
   All information is strictly proprietary to KEEP IT
HAVEN HOMES, LLC, Dr. Victoria R. Lyons and Dr. Kitt
Horn-Samuel. No agreements or licenses are implied for
use or copying in any form for any reason.              All
agreements and licenses will be in written form and signed
by Dr. Victoria R. Lyons and Dr. Kitt Horn-Samuel and
sealed with the Company Seal.

        Contact Information
CONTACT PERSON:      Dr. Kitt Horn-Samuel, Vice Chairman/Executive
Vice President/COO
ADDRESS:        12025 McCracken Rd. # 201-A, Garfield Heights, Ohio
PHONE:          (216) 973-7276 / New number as of July 5th 661-205-

CONTACT PERSON:      Dr. Victoria R. Lyons, Chairman/President/CEO
ADDRESS:        3606 Fairmount Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306
PHONE:          (661) 873-8897, / New number as of July 5th 661-205-

                 Appendix A
         World Community Involvement
Safe Havens Foundation
A not-for-profit project, Federal ID #__________

     Safe Havens Foundation™ (SHF) is a nonprofit, life-affirming organization
created to provide a modus for SAFE HAVEN HOMES, LLC to donate housing,
ancillary equipment, medical and agricultural supplies, food, medicine and
nutritional supplements, outbuildings and community structures to individuals
and groups worldwide who would otherwise be unable to acquire such
necessities due to demographic limitations. SHF will provide water purification
systems, irrigation systems and renewable energy sources (water, thermal,
wind and solar) as well as education on the most efficient methods of farming
and raising livestock given geographic considerations.
     SHF is committed to inviting knowledge and cooperation into the world
community without emphasis on any religious or political ideology. SHF
welcomes cultural diversity and respects local traditions and customs. SHF
will always advocate and promote dignity and self-reliance as well as health
and safety. SHF will offer educational programming and consultation in the
areas of sustainable living and environmental mindfulness with easy, practical    40
steps to implement such programs at home and in the community.
              Appendix A (cont’d)
        World Community Involvement
Kids' Korner Webcasttv Foundation
A National Heritage Foundation not-for-profit project, Federal ID #58-2085326

    Kids’ Kornerwebcasttv Foundation (KKWF) is a nonprofit spinoff of
the popular TV/radio show Kids’ Korner. KKWF was founded in 1979
with a commitment to addressing the ever-growing needs of various
segments of society. KKWF dedicates itself to fostering in-house
programs worldwide and to commiting funding in the form of grants to
other nonprofit organizations and individuals.

     (See for other programs.)

               Appendix B
       Associations and Affiliations
       The mission of The Federal Technology Center (The FTC) is to
promote economic development by facilitating technology transfer
between government and the private sector, and by helping small
businesses successfully compete for government contracts.
       The Federal Technology Center (The FTC) was incorporated in
1995 as a non-profit public benefit corporation to act as a Partnership
Intermediary (PI) for federal laboratories as outlined in legislation of
the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988.
       In October 2000, The FTC established a Procurement Technical
Assistance Center to provide government contracting to a 10-county
area surrounding Sacramento, California.

         In October 2003, The FTC was designated as a Statewide
Procurement Assistance Program. For the first time since Congress
established the Procurement Technical Assistance Program in 1985,
The FTC together with the Regional Centers are chartered to provide
procurement assistance services to ALL businesses in California.
         As of January 2005, The FTC’s procurement assistance
program serves the small businesses in 54 of California’s 58
counties. The January 1st addition of the eight counties caps the
expansion of our program's service area from 10 counties to 54
counties within the past 15 months. The FTC, designated as the
Statewide program by the Defense Logistics Agency, joins four other
regional centers to help all small businesses in California contract
with the government.
         The government pays us to provide many free services. Since
we are a not-for-profit organization, our success is not based on how
much profit we earn. Rather, it is based on how successful we are in
facilitating beneficial partnerships between businesses and             43
government organizations.
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is
America's premier source of free and confidential small
business advice for entrepreneurs.
Resource partner with the U.S. Small Business
U.S. Government’s Export Portal - Export.Gov
(Federal OMB No.: 0625-0237)
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service
Featured U S Exporters (FUSE) is a directory of U.S.
products featured on U.S. Commercial Services websites
around the world.

U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP)              is a group of businesses
and leading environmental organizations that have come together to call on the
federal government to quickly enact strong national legislation to require
significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. USCAP has issued a
landmark set of principles and recommendations to underscore the urgent need
for a policy framework on climate change.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark
for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green
buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to
have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’
performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by
recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:
sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials
selection, and indoor environmental quality.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),                 a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization, is a community of more than 9,000 organizations from every
sector of the building industry united by a common purpose: to transform the
building marketplace to sustainability. USGBC's 75 regional chapters serve as
the front door of the Council, providing green building resources, education, 45
and leadership opportunities in their communities.

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