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Students spend spring break working with Habitat

Archived, 9 days ago From wtok.com 

Meridian, MISSISSIPPI - Students from across the country are spending their spring break in an alternative way, by coming to Meridian and helping better the community.

“We are excited to have these students; they are energized, excited to be here to work on t ...

Emergency weather shelters keeping homeless warm

Archived, 9 days ago From wspa.com 

Spartanburg, SOUTH CAROLINA - The drop in temperatures is keeping upstate non-profits busy. Emergency shelters have been opened for people with no other way of escaping the cold, because officials say it can be a matter of life or death.

The mats are ready for thos ...

March Of Dimes and Anthem Foundation continue efforts to prevent premature births

Archived, 9 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - March of Dimes has announced a $1.1 million grant from the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. to support programs across the country that help prevent premature birth and improve mom and baby health.

Prematurit ...

Wounded Warrior Project registers veteran 100,000

Archived, 9 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) reached a milestone by registering our 100,000th post-9/11 injured veteran. While the number is a significant landmark, it more importantly symbolizes the need for services for this generation of wounded veterans is gre ...

United Way provides funding for variety of area nonprofits

Archived, 9 days ago From union-bulletin.com 

Walla Walla, WASHINGTON - Christy Lieuallen, executive director of the local United Way chapter, is using her talents at the right place and time. In her position for about three and a half years, she guides an organization that provides funding for a variety of area nonprofi ...

Red Cross helping 26 people after weekend fires

Archived, 10 days ago From ctpost.com 

Bridgeport, CONNECTICUT - A total of 26 Fairfield County residents were being helped by the American Red Cross after fires over the weekend damaged homes in Bridgeport, Danbury and Ansonia, the agency said.

The Red Cross on Sunday announced the agency was helpi ...

Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley dedicates two homes in Parkersburg

Archived, 10 days ago From newsandsentinel.com 

Parkersburg, WEST VIRGINIA - In a double dedication ceremony, the Gregory home at 2404 Seventh Ave. and the Bond home at 704 Thomas St., located next to each other, were dedicated by Habitat representatives, volunteers and the families who will soon be moving in.


Food bank received 1.3 million pounds of food in 2016

Archived, 10 days ago From thegardenisland.com 

Lihue, HAWAII - Wes Perreira never thought he’d work for a food bank. In fact, he didn’t know what one was.

“It’s uplifting being in a line of work where everything you do, you know you’re helping somebody in need,” said Perreira, who was recently pro ...

Perth Amboy-area partnership seeks to improve prenatal care

Archived, 10 days ago From nj1015.com 

Ewing, NEW JERSEY - A $28,000 grant recently provided by the March of Dimes to the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center will help both parties realize the common goals of proper prenatal care for healthy pregnancies, reducing pre-term birth rates and providing support for ...

Dozens shave their heads during fundraiser for childhood cancer research

Archived, 10 days ago From upnorthlive.com 

Traverse City, MICHIGAN - Dozens of people in Traverse City shaved their heads for the St. Baldricks Foundation to help raise money for childhood cancer research.

It all went down Saturday morning at 7 Monks.

Men and women signed up to have their ...

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