Category: Daniel Pezzola

Conversing with a Person Who Is Homeless

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Homeless
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An active member of the Catholic church, Daniel Pezzola attended the Catholic University of America and belongs to the St. Patrick’s Church council. From 2015 through 2016, Daniel Pezzola served as a leader of homeless outreach activities.

When interacting with a person or family who is homeless, your first goal should be to help them understand that you acknowledge their worth as people. This may seem like a bare-minimum expectation, but the sad truth is that people on the street often do not feel valued. People walk by them, perhaps handing them a bit of money, but rarely make eye contact.

You can help to counteract this pattern by looking each homeless person in the eye and letting your compassion shine through. A simple smile can be enough to show that you see and respect the person, but it is even better if you can start a brief conversation.

Some people fear that asking “How are you doing?” will garner an aggressive response, but this is rarely the case. You may even get lucky and have the chance to hear someone’s story. If you ever feel unsafe, however, you have the right to excuse yourself.

You may choose to give a little bit of money at the end of a conversation, but you need not feel obligated. Many people feel more comfortable offering to buy the person a meal, while others keep bags of simple necessities to hand out to people on the streets. These bags can contain things like toothpaste and socks, which make life slightly less uncomfortable and can communicate genuine caring.

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Mets Receive Eric Hanhold from Milwaukee Brewers

 

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Eric Hanhold
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The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in politics from The Catholic University of America, Daniel Pezzola is a delivery driver for Washingtonville Pharmacy who was recently accepted for a one-year service placement in Syracuse with FrancisCorps. Beyond his passion for community service, Daniel Pezzola is an avid fan of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) New York Mets.

In the midst of a disappointing 2017 season, the Mets dealt 31-year-old infielder Neil Walker to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later. The Mets also agreed to pay a portion of the $4.7 million he was owed throughout the remained of the seasons. The deal was finally complete on September 12 as the Mets received minor league pitching prospect Eric Hanhold. According to a source within the Brewers, the Mets were given a choice of three low-level relief pitchers and opted for Hanhold, a sixth-round pick of the Brewers in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft.

After a rocky first two seasons in the minor leagues, Hanhold was much improved in 2017 as he posted a win-loss record of 8-3 to go along with a career-best earned run average of 3.94 for the Carolina Mudcats of the Class-A Carolina League. Walker, meanwhile, has hit for a .257 batting average in 24 games since joining Milwaukee.

The New York Mets Give Back to the Community

 

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New York Mets
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In early 2017, Daniel Pezzola graduated with a bachelor of arts from The Catholic University of America. He then worked for Washingtonville Pharmacy before he started a year of service with FrancisCorps, a social services organization based in Syracuse, New York. In his free time, Daniel Pezzola follows professional baseball as an avid supporter of the New York Mets.

In an effort to give back to the community that supports the team, the New York Mets organization oversees a variety of outreach programs. Each year, the Mets host an annual coat drive and holiday events benefiting those in need.

The team also hosts a yearly Summer Food Drive to collect nonperishable food items for local hunger-relief organizations. In 2017, Mets fans donated more than six tons of food during the event.

The Mets other community service programs include Mets Bike Build, which provides bicycles to children in underserved New York communities. Over the past four years, the Mets have partnered with Bloomberg L.P. to build and distribute more than 3,000 bikes. To learn more about the New York Mets suite of community programs, visit newyork.mets.mlb.com.

Three Career Mode Additions to FIFA 18

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FIFA 18
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A recent graduate of the Catholic University of America, Daniel Pezzola is a delivery driver for New York’s Washingtonville Pharmacy. In his free time, Daniel Pezzola enjoys playing the Electronic Arts (EA) Sports FIFA video game on PlayStation 4.

Each year, EA Sports releases a new edition of the popular FIFA game, with improved graphics, updated rosters, and new features. Below are three features that have been added to the game’s career mode as part of FIFA 18, which is scheduled to be released worldwide on September 29.

1. The Squad Hub: After years of navigating through various menus to find vital information about your players, the Squad Hub allows fans of career mode to find all relevant information, such as player contract length and value, in one place.

2. Player meetings: Previous versions of FIFA utilized a player emotion feature; FIFA 18 expands upon that by allowing you to have one-on-one meetings with players.

3. Player signings unveiled to media: When you sign a prominent player away from another club, he will be introduced to the media in press conference clips.