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Habitat builds houses, changes lives

Archived, 20 days ago From valdostadailytimes.com 

Valdosta, GEORGIA - Volunteering only once led Stuart Mullis to not only commit himself to Habitat for Humanity but to become its executive director several years ago.

He tells a story which he said illustrates why he became an immediate believer in Habit ...

Food Bank, local lawmakers deliver food to local senior citizens

Archived, 20 days ago From mytwintiers.com 

Elmira, NEW YORK - Not knowing where the next meal is coming from can be a frightening thought to many in our area, especially senior citizens. But thanks to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and local lawmakers, several dozen in Flannery Apartments in Elmira will lik ...

Free meals are available to eligible children’s sites this summer

Archived, 20 days ago From delaware1059.com 

Lewes, DELAWARE - The Food Bank of Delaware is gearing up for summer 2016. When the school year ends, access to healthy meals also ends for many children and teenagers. To help fill the gap, the Food Bank of Delaware encourages community partners to help serve free me ...

Hundreds in Prince George’s County marched for babies, raised more than $140,000

Archived, 21 days ago From somdnews.com 

White Plains, MARYLAND - It was the feel-good moment of the week when more than 450 residents joined together in support of Prince George’s County’s smallest citizens — babies — by participating in the March for Babies event to benefit the March of Dimes. On Saturday, April ...

Helping homeless at Clifton encampment

Archived, 21 days ago From njtvonline.org 

Englewood, NEW JERSEY - Attorney Jeff Wild pursues helping the homeless fearlessly and for free.

Wild is the executive director of the New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness. He prevented Lakewood from bulldozing 120 men and women from their encampment two ...

Newcastle resident and Red Cross volunteer deploys to Texas

Archived, 21 days ago From boothbayregister.com 

Boothbay Harbor, MAINE - This morning, Dawn Blake of Newcastle departed from the Portland Jetport to join additional Maine Red Cross volunteers as they assist those Texans recovering from the historic flooding in the region. Since December of 2015, Dawn has been a volunteer ...

Eastern Iowa group aims to bring produce to food pantries

Archived, 21 days ago From chron.com 

Houston, TEXAS - An eastern Iowa group has started planting produce on a 2-acre plot of land in hopes of growing about 20,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables for local food pantries.

Four organizers have already planted the first seeds of the Grow: Joh ...

Back on their feet: Holland family to get Habitat home after explosion left them homeless

Archived, 21 days ago From hollandsentinel.com 

Holland, MICHIGAN - An explosion at Pompa Vidals townhouse complex in November knocked down walls and knocked families off their feet.

The Morenos — Ivan and Xiamary and their children Amarylis, 4, and Mathais, 2 — found themselves homeless after the expl ...

Lubbock Meals on Wheels expanding facilities in $3.5 million project

Archived, 21 days ago From lubbockonline.com 

Lubbock, TEXAS - Lubbock Meals on Wheels ceremonially began construction Thursday on a $3.5 million expansion and renovation program.

Land already is being cleared by Teinert Commercial Building for the expansion at 2304 34th St., and project drawings ...

Firefighters "Fill the Boot" for MDA

Archived, 22 days ago From kswo.com 

Lawton, OKLAHOMA - The Lawton Fire Department set up outside Lawton Walmarts for the annual "Fill the Boot" fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

However, the fire fighters normally stand in the medians of roadways to accept donations ...

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