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17,000 lbs. of free food given away in less than an hour at Bay County event

Archived, 13 days ago From mlive.com 

Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN - It took two hours and 20 volunteers to unload 22 pallets of groceries supplied by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, but their contents were handed out to the public for free in less than an hour.

The Food Bank sponsored the handout in ...

Barlow goes bald in hope of breaking $100,000 in donations

Archived, 13 days ago From eastoncourier.com 

Ridgefield, CONNECTICUT - The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, will hold one of its signature head-shaving events at Joel Barlow High School on March 13. Students, teachers, and local police ...

More than 60 agencies to benefit from 40,000-pound protein donation

Archived, 13 days ago From news.uark.edu 

Fayetteville, ARKANSAS - Lift Up America and the University of Arkansas will team up with Tyson Foods to help bring the gift of food to the area's less fortunate. For the 11th consecutive year, more than 40 Razorback student-athletes will be on hand to help unload the food d ...

The difference a haircut can make for the homeless

Archived, 13 days ago From king5.com 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - One of the biggest hardships for people experiencing homelessness is finding a way to get to different locations for the services they need.

Thanks to the United Way and its sponsors, those services were under one roof for the annual C ...

JFS, Dreams for Change team up to help homeless

Archived, 14 days ago From sdjewishworld.com 

San Diego, CALIFORNIA - Here in “America’s Finest City,” the weather is nice year round while rentals are very high, and many families live paycheck to paycheck. This situation is also the reason why there are so many homeless people in San Diego and worse yet- homeless fam ...

Veterans empowered on Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride

Archived, 14 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride® recently rolled through Tampa, where a group of veterans enjoyed riding 36 miles alongside their fellow warriors. WWP program events like this give wounded warriors an opportunity to connect with fellow se ...

Lawmakers, volunteers help build Habitat for Humanity house at Statehouse

Archived, 14 days ago From wthr.com 

Indianapolis, INDIANA - Lawmakers are doing some heavy lifting at the Statehouse today, but it has nothing to do with any bill.

The first-ever Habitat for Humanity build on the Statehouse grounds took place Wednesday. More than 160 volunteers including Stateh ...

Red Cross assisting families after powerful winds cause damage to East Chicago apartment building

Archived, 14 days ago From fox32chicago.com 

Chicago, ILLINOIS - The wind damage was incredible Wednesday and so widespread. At times, winds gusted close to 60 miles per hour.

Some gusts were so strong that a on a multi-family home, a brick wall came crashing down. Crews were still working Wednesday ...

Tampa YMCA offering free swim lessons during spring break

Archived, 14 days ago From abcactionnews.com 

Tampa, FLORIDA - Fewer kids are drowning in Hillsborough County. It could be thanks to a big push to get more kids access to swim lessons.

The Wagner kids are now gliding across the water and even diving for rings with ease. But just last year, nine-ye ...

More than just meals: Yakima County program helps those in need

Archived, 15 days ago From yakimaherald.com 

Yakima, WASHINGTON - Helen Hewitt has lived in her petite Yakima bungalow for 27 years, and that’s where she wants to stay.

But she’s often unable to cook for herself, so she relies on the Meals-on-Wheels program.

“It certainly does help me, ...

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