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58-year-old Mesa cancer patient granted Disney wish

23 hours ago From azcentral.com   View Original Article

Phoenix, ARIZONA - Robert Gordon has wanted to go to Disneyland since he was a young child. Now, Gordon, a 58-year-old Mesa resident, is about to see his dream come true.

Gordon was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in June 2013, but his illnes ...

Bartell Drugs' “School Tools for Kids in Need,” now through Aug. 30

23 hours ago From The Suburban Times   View Original Article

Lakewood, WASHINGTON - Bartell Drugs welcomes donations of school supplies for its 11th annual “School Tools for Kids in Need,” now through August 30 at Bartell’s 63 locations. The drive supports students in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties through World Vision’s Teache ...

OCC foundation hits fundraising milestone

23 hours ago From Daily Pilot   View Original Article

Costa Mesa, CALIFORNIA - The Orange Coast College Foundation received more than $4 million in donations this year, a record-breaking number for the fundraising group.

The college announced the $4,343,652 in cash donations for the 2013-14 school year in a news ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Toast & Roast To Honor Nolan Richardson

23 hours ago From Arkansas Business Online   View Original Article

Little Rock, ARKANSAS - Former Arkansas Razorback basketball coach Nolan Richardson will be the subject of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas' 40th annual Toast & Roast on Aug. 21.

The event will be held at Embassy Suites Hotel, at 11301 Financial C ...

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is open

23 hours ago From Lincoln Journal Star   View Original Article

Lincoln, NEBRASKA - Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity has opened its ReStore at 4630 Y St.

A celebration is planned for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The store's hours of operation are Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Community Harvest Project building new greenhouse

23 hours ago From The Grafton Villager   View Original Article

Grafton, MASSACHUSETTS - It’s just a metal frame resembling an airplane hangar but when it’s done it will expand Community Harvest’s crop yield to feed the hungry around Worcester County.

The nonprofit farm that donates its veggies to local food banks is in a ...

United Way celebrates 90 years, honors community volunteers

24 hours ago From Miami's Community Newspapers   View Original Article

South Miami, FLORIDA - Hundreds of volunteers, supporters and partner agencies celebrated 90 years of United Way of Miami-Dade at its annual meeting and volunteer awards ceremony in June.

Four community leaders and one outstanding young person whose works ha ...

Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

44 hours ago From York Daily Record   View Original Article

York, PENNSYLVANIA - The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media.

It's cold, it's fun and it's contagious. But these ice bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts also ...

Skylla Engineering hosting golf tournament benefiting wounded Marines

45 hours ago From Your Houston News   View Original Article

Woodlands, TEXAS - Skylla Engineering will host a charity golf tournament in support of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund Friday, Aug. 29.

All of the proceeds from the tournament will be donated directly to the Semper Fi Fund, which financially benefits ...

Norfolk group, Omaha native hope to spread word about human trafficking

45 hours ago From Norfolk Daily News   View Original Article

Norfolk, NEBRASKA - The night began just like, tragically, any other night would — at some stranger's house.

Sixteen-year-old Rachel Davis of Omaha showed up like she had for the past 10 years. But this time, it would be different.

This tim ...

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Action: Climate Change

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 year ...

Rhino Poacher Gets Seven Years in Prison

Action: Wildlife Conservation

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