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Two agencies unite for community health in Washington County

Archived, 16 days ago From heraldmailmedia.com 

Hagerstown, MARYLAND - The YMCA of Hagerstown and HEAL of Washington County are joining forces with the goal of improving the health of local residents.

HEAL — Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles — will no longer exist as a separate nonprofit organization, ...

700 books to be donated to children with statewide program

Archived, 16 days ago From unionleader.com 

Manchester, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Granite United Way will donate 700 books to kids across New Hampshire this week.

The first donation was Monday morning at the Salem Boys and Girls Club.

Granite United Way donated copies of the children’s book “Chicka Ch ...

United Way wants you to ‘Give 5’ to change lives

Archived, 17 days ago From yankton.net 

Yankton, SOUTH DAKOTA - United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton’s mission is to change lives and improve our community by mobilizing people and resources to drive strategic impact in Education, Financial Stability and Health.

In an effort to raise ...

School district opens food pantry to keep students fed

Archived, 17 days ago From krgv.com 

Weslaco, TEXAS - A new program is stepping in to feed hungry students outside of school. The Edinburg school district and the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley have created a partnership that has allowed an empty classroom to be used as a food pantry.


Program sends free books to children in community

Archived, 17 days ago From columbian.com 

Vancouver, WASHINGTON - Eugene 2-year-old Wynn Wood receives a book in the mail every month and immediately instructs her parents to open the shrink-wrapped package.

A local program that mails free books to Eugene children is helping the toddler become passio ...

Breast cancer survivors and their supporters race in Eugene for health, resolve, unity

Archived, 17 days ago From registerguard.com 

Eugene, OREGON - As the runners lined up to start the Race for the Cure 5K, Marjorie Gittins and her daughter Arianna sat in the “Hope Village” tent, a special area for breast cancer survivors away from Sunday’s snow flurries. The duo wore pink leis and pink sweatshi ...

Red Cross helps a family with storm damage

Archived, 17 days ago From wymt.com 

Hazard, KENTUCKY - When storms came through on Wednesday many homes were damaged. Joyce Ousley's home was severely damaged. A tree fell on almost half of Ousley's home.

"It was scary, scary, terrifying. I didn't know whether to cry, or what to do," Ousle ...

Heads are shaved in Bel Air to support pediatric cancer research

Archived, 17 days ago From baltimoresun.com 

Baltimore, MARYLAND - Locks of hair, some short and some long, lay on the stage of Looney's Pub in Bel Air Saturday afternoon, shorn from more than 65 people whose heads were shaved for a good cause.

For the fifth year in a row, Looney's hosted the annual S ...

Stand Down helps veterans

Archived, 17 days ago From mohavedailynews.com 

Bullhead City, ARIZONA - Pat Farrell feels like he has turned a corner.

Farrell is president of the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council, host of the Tri-State Veterans Stand Down held Friday and Saturday.

When the event started in 2012, he said, its ...

Promoting literacy

Archived, 19 days ago From heraldpalladium.com 

St. Joseph, MICHIGAN - The Youth Center at the Benton Harbor Boys & Girls Club is stepping up efforts to help younger club members learn to read through Project Learn, which started in January.

Liji Hanny, director of club operations, said the club has held ...

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