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Donald is perhaps best known for his amazing lighthouse photographs. These capture the quintessential feature of the Maine coastline – silent yet majestic beacons among the rocks. While these photographs grace his prints and calendars, these can now be found on his elegant postcard collections. These postcards can be used not just as notelets but as invitations and thank you cards!

The lighthouses shown here are the Portland Head Light on Cape Elizabeth and the Nubble Light on Cape Neddick. Portland Head Light, built in 1791, is the state’s oldest lighthouse.

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After barely escaping the tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, Donald Verger was compelled to donate over 25,000 postcards to bring peace to the people of Joplin. Since then, his urge to bring peace to people has grown.

Don wants not only Joplin residents to recover, but he longs to bring peace and healing to people all over the world. His images in hospitals (Mercy hospital to name one) are soft and quiet, with what others describe as a “healing” quality. His recent Joplin Art Project and his new website sparked a new idea to offer his images to hospitals and nonprofits all over the world. His new website offers an excellent way to buy and share images with people and companies in other countries.

If any hospital or nonprofit organization is interested in obtaining one of Donald Verger’s healing images, please contact him at info@donaldverger.com with your company/hospital’s name and reason why you should receive a print. You will receive a coupon code that you can use on Verger’s website after you choose an image. All you pay is the printing cost (you save 90%!)

Please help Donald Verger spread peace across the world today with beautiful, remedial images.

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Click to read about Verger’s work at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine.

He was also recently featured on AndreaBrand.com

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 See Don’s website here. Learn more about the Joplin Art Project. Watch Don’s interview on WGME. Click to buy his 2012 11×14 flower poster. View Don’s Google profile. Click here to read about Don in the Joplin Globe and Press Herald. Watch his interview with Kim Block or see his escape from the Joplin tornado.

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Donald Verger’s 2012 Flower Poster Calendar is on SALE! Take advantage of this deal while it lasts (until July 31).

5×7 desk calendar: $15  $9.95

11×14 poster calendar: $28 $19.95

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 See Don’s website here. Learn more about the Joplin Art Project. Watch Don’s interview on WGME. Click to buy his 2012 11×14 flower poster. View Don’s Google profile. Click here to read about Don in the Joplin Globe and Press Herald. Watch his interview with Kim Block or see his escape from the Joplin tornado.

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Darleen: How did you hear about what happened in Joplin? What was your response?

Crystal: I don’t have much time for TV and catch most of my news online or from family and friends. I remember hearing about a tornado in Missouri last month. However, I didn’t realize the level of destruction. I was more informed recently via Donald Verger’s Facebook account.

When did you decide to donate?

When I was reading about the Joplin Art Project via Donald Verger’s tweeted links on Twitter. I was deeply moved and my heart ached for those children and their families affected by the tornado. It wasn’t a question of whether or not I was going to give when I read what Donald was doing. It was an automatic yes. I love children and if I can provide reading material they will enjoy that can transport them to a magical place during a tragic time, I am going to do so! If my family were in the same situation and it was my daughter’s school that was affected, I would want someone to do the same for her.

What are you donating, specifically?

The school system in Joplin was drastically affected by the tornado and they are in great need. I am donating 30 signed copies of my book BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale to an elementary school in Joplin. I am sending them along with a postcard from the person who inspired me to do so, Donald Verger.

How do you think students at the Joplin schools will benefit from your donation?

I hope to encourage and inspire the children. An author many, many miles away from them cares about them. Perhaps my book can provide a little escape from their everyday stresses and hopefully create a lasting memory of hope.

Have you ever done anything like this before?

I have donated single books to schools, but never this amount of books to one school. I am a giver by nature and I have donated to other worthy causes. Someday, I believe to give on the level that Donald Verger does.

How did Donald Verger’s Joplin Art Project inspire you? What are your thoughts about the project?

Donald’s Joplin Art Project is an amazing project. It isn’t everyday that a super busy, talented, world famous photographer takes time out of his extremely busy schedule to give back. Donald Verger created a series of postcards that inspire peace and hope and is sending 25,000 of them to Joplin survivors. He has an open invitation to other artists and individuals to join the Joplin Art Project by using their creative talents to help support the people of Joplin. I thought this is right up my alley. I am a children’s book author and Joplin schools are in need of books.

How would you encourage other artists to participate?

I would ask them to look deep within themselves and ask this question. If it was your child, your family, your loved ones, your hometown, you, would you want someone to lend a helping hand? If the answer is yes, then ask yourself what it is that you could to for Joplin and remember anything helps.

Is there anything else you would like to say or add?

Thank you for providing a way for me to give on a level that I am able presently. It means so much to me to be able to help out. I pray for the peace that surpasses all understanding for Joplin’s residents.

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 See Don’s website here. Learn more about the Joplin Art Project. Watch Don’s interview on WGME. Click to buy his 2012 11×14 flower poster. View Don’s Google profile. Click here to read about Don in the Joplin Globe and Press Herald. Watch his interview with Kim Block or see his escape from the Joplin tornado.

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Donald Verger began the Joplin Art Project with the desire to help Joplin’s tornado victims the best way he could—through his art. He didn’t have any idea that he would inspire other artists from around the country to join in his effort and bring peace to affect residents. Children’s book author Crystal Marcos, from Washington State, is donating some of her own books to a Joplin elementary school because of Don’s influence.

With help from Don, Crystal will send 30 copies of her book, BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale to an elementary classroom.

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 See Don’s website here. Learn more about the Joplin Art Project. Watch Don’s interview on WGME. Click to buy his 2012 11×14 flower poster. View Don’s Google profile. Click here to read about Don in the Joplin Globe and Press Herald. Watch his interview with Kim Block or see his escape from the Joplin tornado.

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The Joplin Art Project is underway! Don already sent thousands of his “Peace & Hope for Joplin” postcards to Joplin Schools, the American Red Cross and St. John’s Hospital.

And now he is sending thousands more to Ozark Center, Freeman Health Systems in Joplin. The marketing assistant spoke with the director and decided that the best way to use Don’s beautiful postcards would be to sell them—the proceeds will go towards their employee disaster relief fund. The tornado affect over 400 employees, according to the marketing assistant.

Don is pleased that he can help and is aware of the great service they are doing helping people heal.
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 See Don’s website here. Learn more about the Joplin Art Project. Watch Don’s interview on WGME. Click to buy his 2012 11×14 flower poster. View Don’s Google profile. Click here to read about Don in the Joplin Globe and Press Herald. Watch his interview with Kim Block or see his escape from the Joplin tornado.

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