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Mike Collette 0:02
All right, everyone, I appreciate you tuning in today to the Community Conversation. I am super excited because we have Tom Slicklen on today. He is the founder of provision ministry, and why I’m so excited. Not only is this organization incredible, they’re doing incredible work, it’s one of the first organizations that I’ve put social capitalist money into in 2021. So I’ve invited Tom on to the Community Conversation today to talk about Provision Ministry, what it’s all about. Tom is a local guy. He’s here in Westborough, which is extra special. He was introduced to me by our good friend and longtime Prototype member, Jay Chung. Provision Ministry. It’s not only an interesting organization, but it’s one of the more efficient nonprofits that I’ve ever come across. And they are helping homeless, underserved families, children, you know, veterans, addicts, and Tom is just, I’ve gotten to know him over the last month or two. And he’s just a good from within person. And I’m just so excited for y’all to get to meet him. And again, Tom, thank you so much for being on today.

Tom Slicklen 1:14
Ah, it’s great to be here. Thank you for those kind words.

Mike Collette 1:22
I’m excited for the community here to hear about your story here about what Provision is all about. So why don’t you kind of give us the background? I know you’ve been in the nonprofit space for a long time, even before you started Provision Ministry. Why don’t you give us kind of like your background and how you got into the nonprofit space?

Tom Slicklen 1:41
Sounds good. Yeah. So, I’ll start kind of back early. I grew up in Needham, Massachusetts, and just to give you some background, came from a pretty broken home and experienced a lot of things drug use alcohol, you know, neglect and all that stuff. And, and again, this is not to tell you to feel sorry for Tom Slicklen. I don’t feel like a victim anymore. But that’s my background. And I think that’s what over time has helped me to want to do this kind of work that I’m doing now. My father was in the footwear industry, he passed away at 57. And I was able to take over his business. So I started off my career in the shoe industry. I worked in the shoe industry for about 18 years, I had the opportunity to go to China, Korea, Taiwan, we were one of the first shoe companies in China. And China was very primitive at the time. This was in like 1984/85. Some places that I went had never seen a white person before. That’s how early on that we were over in China. So I did that for about 18 years. And then I left that industry and went into the high tech industry. This is when the .com thing was just rolling, and people were making tons of money. And there was venture capitalists money out there. And I went to work for a group called Nation Street based here in Westborough. That was doing logistics. And unfortunately, that thing lasted for about nine months. And then the bubble burst. And I said, What do I really want to do with the rest of my life? How do I want to make an impact? How do I want to leave a legacy and I did some soul searching and just through some really cool experiences ended up going to work in the nonprofit world for an organization called Worldvision. And if you don’t know World Vision, they’re in about 100 countries, they bring hope to people that are hurting, so they bring clean water and they bring food security and they help to build homes and whatnot. And so I was able to travel around the world to see their work and to bring donors to see their work. So I’ve been to places that a lot of Americans or even anyone has gone to places like where the child soldiers are up in northern Uganda, Rwanda, where they had the genocide. I’ve been to Swaziland, which had the highest rate of AIDS in the world. I think it was like one out of every three people had AIDS. Just incredible. And so I’ve been fortunate to really see poverty up close. And it’s sobering and yet you know, I felt empowered that we’re trying to help and do things. And so I did that for 10 and a half years. And then I decided to go to work for Straight Ahead Ministries, and they’re based in Worcester. And what they do is they work with incarcerated youth and gangs, across the United States, and in other countries actually, and help these kids to get out of prison and actually build lives for themselves. So it’s about bringing men and women that are locked up, bringing them hope, and then giving them the resources to go out and build a life for themselves, and to lead gangs and to walk the straight path. So I did that for six and a half years. And then I started Provision. And really what happened was, I got let go of straight act, not knowing that that was going to happen, because things were going pretty well there. But they had to make some cuts. And I said to myself, you know, what am I going to do next? And that’s when I came up with the idea of Provision.

You told me the story before in terms of like your journey, and it’s always refreshing to hear it again, because you came from a space that wasn’t in the nonprofit, you’ve been in multiple industries, then into the nonprofit space, it made a major impact on you, and you spent close to 18 years or so 17 years within two organizations, and then started your own. And, you know, I, I’m excited for you to kind of tell everyone what provision is all about? Because I mentioned in the introduction, it’s incredibly efficient, and that’s what I really like about it is that you’re able to like identify, connect, and then help these other nonprofits that are in need almost like a connector. Can you give us now kind of like, you know, kind of the background on what like, what Provision is all about? What do you guys do?

You actually just said my tagline, because my tagline is identify, connect.

Mike Collette 7:16
I did my research, man before I gave you money.

Tom Slicklen 7:22
So yeah, so what Provision does right? I came from a big nonprofit that I went to a very small nonprofit. And I realized that the small nonprofits really had some big issues of paying bills every month and getting resources and I thought, Well, I think I can help with that with my background, and all my experiences. And so that’s why I started Provision, what we do is we provide resources to the front troops and serve the people that we talked about earlier, you know, the home, people that served the homeless people that help refugees, people that help addicts, people that are really down and out. These are the people that we want to help supply goods to through other organizations. So provision really what they do is we hand off to like a Boston rescue mission or Worcester food pantry and allow them to give out the product to their clientele. So if you see the first slide, that’s my logo, and it’s all about the loaf and the fish, about provision about moving it’s the logo is about movement that we continue to kind of supply people with things. So if you want to go to the next slide, I’ll just show you a little bit more about or get into depth about what Provision’s all about.

Mike Collette 9:10
Technical difficulty. It’s 2022 and I’m still figuring out Zoom, it’s okay. I got you now. All right, here we go. There we go.

Tom Slicklen 9:25
What I realized that every day, right 1000s of people, men, women and children in low income communities don’t have the resources they need right to improve their lives. So that was like an epiphany but something that I saw out there. So I said, How can my all my experience and all the things that I’ve been able to do, how can I help impact that? Really what provision is I’m a bridge that I connect quality nonprofits with the kinds of things they need, whether it be donors or money or goods or services. We want to be collaborative in what we do and not worry about territory and who gets credit and all that and just go out and do good work and good things will come back to Provision. So we do this through a network of our donors and nonprofits. And I have decades as you can tell them a little bit older than you, I have decades of building relationships, and just my experience, so that’s part of it. And we can go to that next slide.

Mike Collette 10:34
Before you say that, Tom, I mean, that’s one of the reasons that I wanted to support you with the social capitalist money I gave you, $10,000 last year, and what struck me was was that-the relationship component, you know, part of what a big core belief of mine with our vision at Prototype is to become the greatest relationship business, we have a very strong community within Prototype. And your ability to develop relationships with, you know, these folks, not only just donors, but vendors and folks that can supply these things to you. And then you’re interconnected with the nonprofits that need that stuff, and you make it easy. That’s what I liked so much about, like the efficiency, but how important the relationship components of this both on like supporting side, but also on the other side, as well, because I’m looking at two sides, there’s the vendors, the people that are giving things, and then there’s the people that need it, and you’re in between and you’re managing the relationships on both sides. And I just find that very impressive. And it’s just, it’s really cool.

Tom Slicklen 11:41
Well, yeah, I can tell you like on the product side, right, there are a lot of companies saying we don’t want you to sell this, we don’t want it to end up at a flea market, you know, we have to respect that right and build that trust, right, that the product is going to actually end up to the end user, which is the homeless, the person that is a refugee. On the other side, we have to make sure that our partners are also doing the right thing for the product we give them you know, so there is a lot of trust involved. And, you know, you build that through relationships and time and learning who we can trust and who can count on. You’ve talked about too about our efficiency, you know, I look at this, it’s not my money, okay? It’s your money. It’s donor money. It’s a sacred exchange, right. So I don’t want to spend that money in a way that’s not going to honor you and the people that give it to us. Okay, so I tried to work extremely efficiently. We’ll talk about that a little bit later, but I just, I really care about where I spend the money and make sure that it goes the farthest. So, um, so what what Provision does, right, we provide brand new, everything that we do is new, okay? Clothing and food to these organizations. So, I’ve listed in here on the PowerPoint, clothing and footwear, we get hygiene products, we give away school supplies, home goods, PPE, and non-perishable and fresh food. So those are the kinds of items that we bring in, and then give away. We were earlier talking about donor partners, right, so I want to list some of those. So here’s that exchange, you see the handshake in the upper in the upper part of this photograph or slide. So our donor partners, and these are just a list of some of them. But we work with Bombas, and we work with Campbell’s, 711, DHL Worldvision, the USDA and a host of other groups. And then we also on the receiving end, we have that list there that shows you that we work with shelters across New England and New York. We’ve really expanded we started in Massachusetts, and now we do a tremendous amount in Connecticut and in New York, upstate Long Island and the city. We work with YMCAs and boys clubs, low income schools, veteran groups, food pantries, rehab and recovery centers and other nonprofits. Those are our two partners really, and the people that give us money.

Mike Collette 14:38
It’s funny that this is the next slide because I was just going to say that your growth has been just the trajectory has just gone almost like vertical over the few years that you’ve been running the organization because of the efficiency and your ability to give at low cost. Right. And maybe you’d like to talk about that. For the folks that are listening on, maybe on Spotify or on Apple podcasts, and may not be seeing this video right now, if you want to look at any of the slides that Tom provided, you can go on to our YouTube channel to watch this video. But the slide that he has up right now is basically the revenue growth, or what’s been distributed over the last five years from 2017-2021. So I’ll let you kind of walk through it.

Tom Slicklen 15:26
Sure, well, you know, all things start in your garage, right Microsoft started in their garage or basement, whatever, I started Provision out of my house, and then worked out of my Jeep Cherokee to start with. So started that in 2017, and really took about five to six months to get everything you know, up and running, and the website, the legal papers and all that. So really, we started in the middle of 2017. And in that year, we brought in about $423,000 worth of brand new inventory, which we distributed out to the community. And 2018, we did almost 700,000, we’re rounding up a little bit, but just for the audience sake out there. And then in 2019, we did 1.3 million. All right, but then all sudden, COVID hit in 2020. And I was dedicated to continuing to do what I do. And I thought it even had, it was even more of a need to get things out there because of what was going on in the world with COVID. So in 2020, provision gave away about 7.5 million in goods and then last year, and it’s just blown me away, we’re almost at 18 million that we’ve given away. And what I’m really proud about too, is that we spent about 250,000, last year on giving away almost $18 million worth of inventory. And we don’t have a warehouse. So we use other people’s warehouses, we move truck tractor trailers around and get them to the people that really need them.

Mike Collette 17:21
So you don’t hold product long, if you need to use a warehouse, you leverage relationships for that, from 2019 to 2020, you basically 6x what you gave away from 2019 to 2020 in a pandemic year. And then when 2020 to 2021, more than 2x from seven and a half million to that. So almost 18, you know, upwards of 18 million? So I don’t know if everyone’s following but like, can you explain kind of, like, you mentioned, almost 18 million that you gave away, but only taking in only a couple $100,000? Can you kind of like walk through like what that means?

Tom Slicklen 18:10
I think it means that we’re really efficient, but we’re almost too efficient, we really need to get a warehouse at some point that’s really a driver for me. So that we can do a lot more than what we did. And hopefully 2021 That’s the big hard part right now is that there’s not a lot of space available. But I’m looking. You know, again, it’s not my money. I want to be really wise with it. I want to be able to show people that if you sow into this nonprofit, that you’re going to get a huge return back by really stretching your dollar that you’ve given 10 or 1525 folds. You always want to look when you give to a charity, what’s your return? What’s the impact? And because we’re in the GI Kay business, and it’s not a business, yeah, I mean, nonprofit, I’m a nonprofit, but it is a business. You know, you want to be able to see a good return on that.

Mike Collette 19:17
It just blows my mind. It’s just it’s so cool. Again, I think the word of the day is efficiency here. But you also mentioned some some struggles, like with what’s going on right now is obviously to be able to continue to expansion is because then have a warehouse to be able to even you know, expand inside and you know, over the last what three years you’ve moved from just you know, helping and providing in the state of Massachusetts to all New England and and to New York, and like you know how many folks like work in the organization?

Tom Slicklen 19:49
Well, it’s a pretty tight crew. I have two part time employees. I just hired one about a week and a half ago. She’s going to be Director of Operations. Then I have another employee that works two days a week, and she drives trucks for me and delivers product. My wife does a lot of the backend stuff. And I have a bookkeeper that is not on our payroll, but she’s a subcontractor. So but again, trying to build this thing so that it can be scalable. And when I go away someday that someone else can take it over. That’s my hope, I don’t want it to die. Once I pass away, I want to be able to hand this off to a younger generation to be able to take this to the next level.

Mike Collette 20:43
Totally. Well, you’re making an incredible impact right now.

Tom Slicklen 20:54
Right, we gave away food and through COVID, and through 2021, we gave away about 1.3 million meals. And this was a result of me getting into an accident and then finding out going to this warehouse knocking on the door to see Mikey get a rancher crowbar to fix my truck. Turns out at seven elevens warehouse where they do distribution, and they had this huge refrigerator, refrigerator 17,000 square feet. And just so happened that this farmers to family program was happening. And I was able to receive in truckloads of coal product and be able to bring it into seven elevens warehouse and then distribute it the next day. So we gave we were bringing at the end of this program. roughly four and a half tractor trailer loads of fresh food every week. And that was going to Springfield Worcester. Whoa, Laurens Hey, roll the fill in all areas where there was a tremendous pocket of food insecurity. So here’s a picture of one of the boxes it it had protein in it, it had dairy, it had fruits and vegetables. It was an amazing box to help people during a very difficult time. So really love giving away food. You know, food is your it’s your basic need, you know, shelter. So yeah. 100% So here’s a picture of the one of the right is me at 711 warehouse and it becomes such a great partner. All right. When I first met them, they gave me a couple of boxes of fruit and, you know, some whatever cupcakes and whatever. One day this gentleman calls me, Jim and says, Hey, I got some hand sanitizer for you. I’m like, okay, so I had no idea that they had a tractor trailer full during COVID that they wanted to know. Yeah, I mean, and not only do they have that, then he brought me over. And he’s like, here’s like, whatever, 10 pallets of toilet paper, and here’s, you know, five pallets of disinfectant, here’s some gloves. And it was like, everything that we needed during that time that they did this. It was like, it was literally three tractor trailer loads. Wow. Remarkable. So that blew me away. So that picture is me with the two gentlemen that that work at this warehouse. And then the other picture, you’ll see on the left, that’s me with a bunch of bomba socks. Last November bombas sent us 200,000 pair of compression socks, and they retail 18 bucks a pair. All right. So this is at Bob crafts warehouse. I was allowed to use his warehouse to bring in the socks.

Mike Collette 24:04
Wow, it’s cool. I’m excited to talk about this. This is a really cool program.

Tom Slicklen 24:12
So yeah, so we do two things that provision right we give away free product, we don’t ask for anything. Then we have this care pack program. And this is a way for companies and groups and, and and other like banks to get together and do a pack have that. So you can do team building, right and then do something significant for your community. So we do this, we do a pack building program. And what we do is we bring these resources whether you do a homeless care pack or you do a veterans pack, we have school school supply packs, we have hygiene, we have family, we just came up with a kid’s pack and now we’re gonna have a customized pack. What what what you can do as a company is you just leave Write all the materials in bulk to your facility, we set up the line to pack the goods, or you can help us do that. And then we pack the items together. And then each one has a handwritten note in it by whoever wants to write something personal to the person that’s getting that pack. So it’s like a win win for everybody, like, you know, building them, the community, and then it also helps provision you know, to relationships.

Mike Collette 25:33
Just a, I guess, a shameless plug. For anyone that’s listening to this right now that may work at any organization, if they wanted to do this with their organization, maybe like, collaborate or to do something like this? How would they get in contact with you?

Tom Slicklen 25:49
They can go to my website, provision, there’s a whole thing on pack builds there. Or they can email me you’re gonna see my information at the end of this clip at the end of this PowerPoint, but they can email me at Tom at provision, cool. Packs, Mike, you’re showing on the screen. And because some people can’t see this, we don’t have to, like, go over each one. But detail of what we put in each pack. And the cool thing is, I get some things donated, and some things are that I have to go out and buy, right. So the packs are, you can’t go out and buy these packs for what you can sponsor them from provision for, nor would you want to go around and try to collect all this stuff, because it’s a pain in the neck. So we sweep all that away, you go to the next slide. We’ve done about to about 23,000 packs since we started. So I see this the really growing part of our nonprofit here. And what’s cool is we can brand the bags with your name on it. So your bags gonna have, you know, whatever Cornerstone bank, and or you know, your company. And so it’s a great way to get PR too, if you want that. Next slide. Here’s just an example of a veterans pack. And, again, we put two pair of bombas socks in there, and bombas socks can go anywhere from you know, like 10 to $14 a pair for for online socks. So we put two pair in the pack. The Veterans packs are $22. But you get soap and shampoo. And, you know, we’re trying to upgrade all of this stuff we have. We now get Colgate toothpaste and you know, just trying to make it better and better and better. So that when these veterans get these packs, not only do they get some really quality supplies, but they get a note card. I think you might get it on the next slide. Oh, that’s that’s actually a gentleman who is giving away the NOC the veterans packs, this gentleman has only one arm and he services or helps deliver veterans packs to disabled veterans. Wow, that’s why I do what I do. Okay. That’s, that’s why I do what I do. And so, but the way you put in these packs is a special note card, you know, and, and that, that that’s I think the most powerful thing in the pack, really, because a lot of these people that are lying in bags or are sleeping outside, they want to know that they have value that they haven’t been forgotten, you know.

Mike Collette 28:51
Again, if you guys are not watching this, you should tune in on YouTube and check out the presentation. It’s a pretty powerful picture that Tom’s sharing right here with this gentleman. Pretty powerful stuff. And you can understand why you do what you do. Tom, you’re incredibly passionate about it and very good at it too. And you’re helping a lot of people.

Tom Slicklen 29:15
Well, it’s really just my year end newsletter. As of right now, because we’ve we were over the $30 million mark now into this was as, as of last as of the end of December of last year, we’re at 27 3.3 150,020 7 million. We brought in a little over three and a half $4 million so far this year in goods so we’re tracking in a good way. And you know, we’re at about 30 million. It just this is just a slide of kind of a recap of what I do every year my daughter’s to say, here’s what we’ve done early and it’s all about team right it’s all about team. This is not about me, this is about us, you know, and I couldn’t function without donors, I couldn’t function without people on the ground helping the people that I want to help. So, you know, there’s a lot of unsung heroes out there. And I just want to acknowledge that, that it, this isn’t about me, this is about team. And I know you’re about them, right? You’re about team, right?

Mike Collette 30:31
You got it. That’s why you and I get along really well. You’re doing a lot of good things and the idea of being selfless, helping others and wanting to make a difference. It’s cool, I’m just, I’m so glad that folks can, can hear your story and hear what you’re doing. I think it’s pretty special. I gotta give another shoutout to Jay Chung for introducing us. You know, and it’s really cool, really special.

Tom Slicklen 31:06
So this is my mission statement, it’s really about equipping nonprofits and bringing people together, and to also do community development, you know, to, to help him do corporate responsibility, you know, and so that’s really what my mission is about, and really just trying to get people involved and understand more the needs in our community. And so the last slide is just how you can contact me. It’s kind of pinch and one of my trucks, we definitely stick out or driving around for sure. That was the intent you know?

Mike Collette 31:41
I’m sure people are going to notice your truck way more now after listening to this seeing you seeing you guys driving by and everything. And again, if you guys are are not watching this, you can contact Tom if you’d like to support or like learn more about provision ministry, you can check them out at, or you can send them a direct email Again, if you’d like to support even with the care package option, if you have a company or business, you’d like to learn more about that you can feel free to reach out to Tom so cool. Tom, you remember what I mentioned before the episode before this started, right? Oh, yes, yes. Yeah. So you folks that are listening, even in season two of the community conversation we’ve been ending these episodes with, with what we call two truths and a lie, Tom is going to give us three statements. Two of them are going to be true, and one of them is going to be a lie. I gotta I gotta figure out which one is lie. Last week, our first episode of season two, Lisa Z was the first one to do the truth. And it was pretty fun. The time here that you’re you’re the next one up, gave me some time to think about it. What do you got? What do you got? I’m oh for one, by the way. Hopefully, I can redeem myself from last week.

Tom Slicklen 33:08
All right. Well, the first one is that I lived in Haiti for two years. Two is I traveled to Europe when I was a teenager. Number three is I was the state champion in my wrestling class at 155 pounds.

Mike Collette 33:46
I feel like all of these are kind of true, but I feel like there’s just small details that are just altered. I have a feeling you were the state champ the wrestling champ.

Tom Slicklen 34:04
I meant to say karate champ. So I screwed up.

Mike Collette 34:19
Wait, so was that supposed to be the lie?

Tom Slicklen 34:23
I can’t say now. Well, no. Yeah, now you have to-

Mike Collette 34:27
I gotta pick it now. The state champ or the wrestling state champ. Is that the lie?

Tom Slicklen 34:38
Well, I messed this whole thing out. Okay. So. Why don’t you pick out the first two. Is there any truth to?

Mike Collette 34:51
I will go with a Haiti and I think you lived there more than two years.

Tom Slicklen 34:57
No, I never went there. That was a total lie.

Mike Collette 35:09
So you were the karate state champ?

Tom Slicklen 35:11
I was. That I was. I was supposed to say that I was.

Mike Collette 35:17
Got it. So I guess it’s almost like I guessed both lies. So you got to tell us though. So you were state champ at karate. Like, that’s amazing.

Tom Slicklen 35:32
Yeah, I was. And that was when I was skinny and young. But yeah, I fought. I worked out in Boston in a gym, taekwondo. And I also boxed. So boxing college, and I was a black belt in Taekwondo. So my instructor put me in the AAU’s the full contact champion, you know? What fighting series, whatever. And I won my weight class for the state. There was none of that grappling and all that. Yeah, so I did that. You would never know. I mean, I looked a nice guy but I was actually pretty tough in the gym. When I work, I take things very seriously. And I try to put out my best. And it was really a great way to channel a lot of anger. It was just a great tool for me. So yeah, that’s the truth.

Mike Collette 36:49
The Europe trip was another truth. You said you went to Europe. Tell us a little bit about that story, or what was that all about?

Tom Slicklen 36:58
Well that was all about just kind of like going for it like just not knowing where I was going over there, putting on a backpack. Flying over to Enlgand and then actually started off with two women. And I think they were more interested in staying in London. And I was like, oh, there’s this huge world out there. I can get on a Euro rail and go to you know, other countries and Germany, and so they kind of wanted to hang out there. And I’m like, I’m just gonna go for it. And I just hopped on a ferry and went over to Amsterdam. That’s a pretty crazy town.

Mike Collette 37:37
I’ve never been there. But I can only imagine.

Tom Slicklen 37:40
Anything goes. Woah.

Mike Collette 37:43
Yeah, yeah. Culture Shock.

Tom Slicklen 37:45
Yeah. I went to the red light district. And they have like, you know, it’s a big port. So you have tattoo parlor? They have a hash bars and all that. From there, went down into like Austria and Germany and Italy. It was just wild, you know, and I didn’t know where I was staying or any of that just kind of figured it out.

Mike Collette 38:13
Now, how long were you there, you said a month?

Tom Slicklen 38:15
I was here for like six weeks, I think.

Mike Collette 38:18
Six weeks. Wow. What a trip.

Tom Slicklen 38:21
I don’t know what it’s like to travel there now with the way the world is but, you know, traveling is such a cool way to experience the world. I love to see how other people live and what they drink and eat. You know, I don’t necessarily like to go to the attractions. I like to see how the people live. That’s what really gets me all juiced out. You know?

Mike Collette 38:46
That’s awesome. What a cool story. Yeah, I was in Naples, Italy recently and Rota, Spain. And it’s pretty challenging navigating the COVID regulations and restrictions and stuff like that, especially if you’re going to go from multiple countries that prove your point. I don’t know what it’s like to to travel. Well, I do it a little bit. But I can imagine it being even more difficult kind of going in and out of all the different countries of all the countries have different rules and whatever but cool, man. Well, I feel like I guessed the right answer. I’m going to give myself a W on that. My score is a one for one on this new two truths and a lie. I appreciate you participating. I appreciate you being on, you know our Community Conversation. It’s just so cool for you to tell your story. And for everyone that’s listening really appreciate you tuning in. Hearing Tom hearing about Provision Ministry again. Check them out at You can email Tom directly at If you want to learn how you can get involved or learn more about the organization. Again, the Community Conversations we post them every Monday. You can check them out on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or on our YouTube channel so Tom again thank you so much for joining in today appreciate you being on man.

Tom Slicklen 40:06
Thanks Mike. I really really enjoyed it. You’re awesome. All right, thank you bro.

Mike Collette 40:10
You got it.

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