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Funeral home giving back

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rob Moore wants to make communication between military members overseas and their loved ones at home easier.

Moore -- owner of Moore Funeral Home -- recently purchased equipment to webcast funerals on the Internet for people who were unable to travel to the actual funeral.

Moore recently took it a step further and decided to use the equipment to webcast personal messages from family to military members overseas.

"We talked with other funeral homes who already planned to do this," Moore said.

Moore said all families in Clay County may come to the funeral home to create a live webcast for military family members at no cost.

"When our funeral home included webcasting in our range of services, our intention was to help bring all family members together at a difficult time," Moore said. "Using that technology to send Christmas greetings to our military personnel seems, to all of us here, to be a natural extension of that thinking.

"The families of soldiers serving in the far-flung corners of the world so deserve this opportunity to connect with their loved one, who is so far from home."

Moore said those interested in taking part in the webcasting may do so by calling the funeral home to schedule an appointment. At that time, the funeral home will need to receive the military members' e-mail address and then will schedule a broadcast.

Moore said when those interested arrive at the funeral home, they'll be taken to a gathering area and will have approximately 15 minutes to send a personal greeting.

"There's no limit to the number of family members they can bring," Moore said. "We urge all who want to participate to come -- babies, grandparents, siblings -- the more the merrier."

Moore said once the taping is concluded, the funeral home will send the military member an e-mail invitation to view the broadcast at an appointed date and time.

"All they will need to do is sit down in front of a computer monitor, click on the unique link in the e-mail invitation and they'll be taken directly to the webcast," Vanita Moore, Rob's wife, said.

The holiday message webcast will be archived online for 90 days.

During those three months, military members will be able to view the message as often as they like.

"This is a unique opportunity for families to give their loved one in military service a message of hope and support -- one that can be viewed whenever they need that extra lift," Rob said. "We couldn't think of a better holiday gift to give the families of service personnel in our area.

"I think it's a great way for people to communicate with their loved ones that are real far away."

Appointments may be scheduled by calling 448-8396.

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Way to go Rob and Vanita!

-- Posted by michael.galloway1 on Mon, Dec 22, 2008, at 9:11 AM


-- Posted by carpartsace on Mon, Dec 22, 2008, at 9:45 AM

This is a very kind thing to do

-- Posted by sassypants on Mon, Dec 22, 2008, at 10:59 AM

We need more people and business's like this one. Way to set a great example.

-- Posted by mom of3 on Mon, Dec 22, 2008, at 1:00 PM

Rob and Vanita are the reason I love Brazil, I wish there were more people like them. If more people gave even a little something back to the community imagine how good a town this would be. In this time of take take take, it's nice to see someone giving back. If Brazil doesn't have an outstanding citizen aware they should, and people like Rob and Vanita should be recipients (I know there are several that deserve recognition). Thank you Rob and Vanita for your efforts.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Mon, Dec 22, 2008, at 5:36 PM

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