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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.

Newsletters
Summer 2002 Issue

FOUNDATION FOR COMPASSION
by Frank and Mary Hoffman

In 1997, Frank and Mary Hoffman were discussing how they could most affectively spread their message of compassionate living for humans, animals, and the environment to as many people as possible.

They decided to form The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, charitable organization, which insured the most prudent use of funds.

In January 1998, they began the www.all-creatures.org web site, which is dedicated to promoting cruelty-free living through a vegetarian-vegan lifestyle according to Judeo-Christian ethics.

Their stated mission is, "Unconditional love and compassion is the foundation of our peaceful means of accomplishing this goal for all of Godís creatures, whether human or otherwise."

They are trying to reintroduce true unconditional love and compassion for people, animals, and the environment in religious institutions and to provide comfort to compassionate people who have been "hurt" and/or turned away by these same institutions who fail to live up to the scriptures they preach.

The Hoffmans remember how happy they were when they had 10 visitors to their web site per day!  By the end of the first year, the number of daily visitors had grown to 100.  The web site has continued to grow to the point that in the year 2002, they expect approximately one million visitors who will generate about eight million "hits" to their more than 3,300 published documents.

The busiest section of the web site is the on-line vegan cookbook, which receives an average of 3,000 "hits" per day. Other sections of the web site include animal rights articles, poetry, stories, spiritual and inspirational writings, and extensive art and photo journals which include Maryís watercolors.

They also host web sites for many non-profit grassroots organizations, including Animalkind based in Hudson, New York; The Catholic Study Circle for Animal Welfare based in Oxford, England; The Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting based in New Paltz, New York; World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week based in Ohio, and the MHVS.org website.

This web site has something for everyone! Visit it at http://www.all-creatures.org .

 Return to the Summer 2002 Newsletter

We look forward to hearing from you

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