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$842,000 given by United Way to combat poverty in Jackson County

54 mins ago From mlive.com  View Original Article

Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN - With a new focus of helping Jackson County residents out of poverty and into financial stability, the United Way of Jackson County is giving $851,667.

"We are zeroing in on what most people think is our biggest challenge," said Ken Tol ...

Help Oklahoma seniors struggling with hunger

3 hours ago From press-leader.com  View Original Article

Frederick, OKLAHOMA - Through April 30, The Charles and Cassandra Bowen Charitable Foundation and Okie Express Auto Wash and its customers have teamed up to match donations to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to fight senior hunger in central and western Oklahoma — up t ...

Hub to distribute fresh fruits and veggies to area food pantries

4 hours ago From kwtx.com  View Original Article

Waco, TEXAS - When most people think of food banks, they picture items like canned goods and boxed meals.

One facility is switching things up with a building made specifically for fresh fruits and vegetables.

The new produce hub is lo ...

Jog-a-thon raises money for March of Dimes

5 hours ago From bullardcharger.com  View Original Article

Burnsville, MINNESOTA - More than 200 Bullard students took part in a Jog-a-thon fundraiser on campus last Friday. The event was hosted by the Leadership class during fourth period in support of the March of Dimes.

The organization raises money to help premat ...

The local Red Cross celebrates 100 years of service in Erie

23 hours ago From yourerie.com  View Original Article

Erie, PENNSYLVANIA - This year, the Red Cross of Northwestern Pennsylvania is celebrating one century of history in our community.

Elena LaQuatra has a look at the last 100 years of this long established organization.

"The mission has been ...

Mount’s ‘St. Baldrick’s’ raises $750 to fight childhood cancer

23 hours ago From hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com  View Original Article

Poughkeepsie, NEW YORK - It was hair today, gone tomorrow for Mount Saint Mary College students, faculty, and staff during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head shaving on April 20.

The hair-razing event, organized by journalism and English student Tanner Tait of ...

Family Promise Santa Rosa helps homeless families

25 hours ago From srpressgazette.com  View Original Article

Milton, FLORIDA - Since 2006, Family Promise of Santa Rosa’s mission has been to help homeless families find stability.

“The mission statement is to move children and families from crisis to self-sufficiency by providing temporary housing and supportive ...

Now in its 43rd year of operation, Meals on Wheels going strong

25 hours ago From tribtown.com  View Original Article

Seymour, INDIANA - A Jackson County organization has been up and rolling for 43 years.

Meals on Wheels of Seymour delivers hot, nutritious meals, prepared on-site at Schneck Medical Center, to the elderly and homebound.

The volunteers deli ...

Food bank's Empty Bowls fundraiser aims to provide 2.4M meals to Oklahomans in need

29 hours ago From ktul.com  View Original Article

Tulsa, OKLAHOMA - The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma's biggest fundraiser of the year is Tuesday.

The 21st annual Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Dinner and Auction is at 5:30 p.m. at the Cox Business Center. The goal is to raise enough money to p ...

Walk to End Homelessness raises $25,000

29 hours ago From conncoll.edu  View Original Article

New London, CONNECTICUT - More than 500 people of all ages—and at least a dozen dogs—took to the streets of New London on a warm spring afternoon to raise $25,269 during the 10th annual Walk to End Homelessness, April 23, 2017.

As participants prepared to set o ...

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