By all accounts, Elsa and her husband, Ernest, have endured a really bad year of financial struggle, sickness and sorrow. Elsa, 30, was injured in early 2017 in an auto accident on Interstate 20 when her truck was rear-ended. Her damaged knee required extensive surgery in May. “I thought it was just soreness,” she explained, “but it turned out to have torn ligaments in the back of my knee.” The long recovery from reconstructive surgery was ongoing when another health crisis occurred.
Maria, an Arlington mom of two, began her letter asking for Goodfellows help this year with a big thank-you for holiday gift cards last year. Many moms are quick with gratitude. “Last year, my kids were very happy for the gifts they received for Christmas,” wrote Maria, who is 39. “Now this year I’m here asking for your help again because it’s been really hard for me and my family,” she wrote. “My kids have autism and it is necessary that I stay home and take care of them.
Sandra happily took her 11-year-old daughter to J.C. Penney recently, to pick out the Castleberry fifth-grader’s much-wanted pair of trendy Adidas shoes. “She’s super-excited,” said Sandra, 35. “I would never have been able to get her shoes like that on my own.” Sandra’s 4-year-old son is in pre-kindergarten, but narrowly missed the age cutoff for a Goodfellows gift card of his own this year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".