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Lockhart elementary grants wish to boy with leukemia

Archived, 14 days ago From patch.com 

New York, NEW YORK - A 5-year-old boy with leukemia was granted his wish for a backyard “paradise” complete with a swing set, rock-climbing wall and water slide, thanks to Lockhart Elementary School’s fundraising campaign that raised more than $4,000 for the Make-A-Wish ...

United Way, library system collecting pajamas, books for Medina County children

Archived, 14 days ago From cleveland.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - What's cozier than a new pair of warm pajamas on a cold winter's evening? A new pair of warm pajamas and a bedtime story!

The United Way of Medina County and the Medina County District Library have teamed up to sponsor a collection dri ...

American Red Cross offers assistance to victims of house fires

Archived, 15 days ago From wbtw.com 

Myrtle Beach, SOUTH CAROLINA - Winter is the time of year for cold weather and house fires. According to American Red Cross Disaster Manager Lou Palm, the organization responded to 65 fires in horry County last year and 2015 is off to a busy start.

Palm said 13 hous ...

National Grid Donates $155,000 to United Way to Help With Fuel Costs

Archived, 15 days ago From golocalworcester.com 

Worcester, MASSACHUSETTS - On Monday, the United Way of Central Massachusetts announced they had received a donation of $155,000 from National Grid. The gift will go towards Worcester Community Action Council’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This program helps low- ...

Burger joints in Ohio and Oregon do battle - for charity

Archived, 15 days ago From kval.com 

Eugene, OREGON - A bar in Youngstown, Ohio, challenged a burger shop in Eugene to a challenge in honor of the national championship game.

No matter the outcome, the winner is charity: Killer Burger in Eugene and O'Donold's in Youngstown are donating 10 ...

Sioux City Salvation Army has coats for kids

Archived, 16 days ago From desmoinesregister.com 

Des Moines, IOWA - Outside the Salvation Army of Siouxland, Maj. Von Vandiver scattered salt pellets on the cold concrete and wondered if it would melt the ice as the mercury barely rose above the single digits.

On days like that, when it's bitter cold o ...

Shelters open for homeless as deep freeze hits Delaware

Archived, 18 days ago From delawareonline.com 

Wilmington, DELAWARE - Cold hands clutched cups of hot coffee Wednesday at the Friendship House in Wilmington, one of several Code Purple shelters opened for the homeless statewide as Delaware plunged toward arctic temperatures.

The cold is so bitter, most D ...

Meals on Wheels delivering more meals thanks to plummeting gas prices

Archived, 18 days ago From wptv.com 

West Palm Beach, FLORIDA - Drivers aren't the only ones benefiting from cheaper gas prices.

Seniors and the hungry on the Treasure Coast are finding the cheap gas is helping them get access to more warm meals.

Meals on Wheels is giving back more t ...

Habitat for Humanity volunteers brave cold to build home

Archived, 18 days ago From ksat.com 

San Antonio, TEXAS - Despite frigid temperatures, Habitat for Humanity did not stop operations on Friday.

"Yes, it is cold,” said volunteer Andrea Denton.

Denton, along with dozens of other co-workers, spent Friday building a home for the or ...

Lee grad to walk 100 miles to benefit charity

Archived, 18 days ago From newsleader.com 

Stauton, VIRGINIA - What is it like to walk 100 miles without stopping, or without sleeping for 48 hours?

"Frankly, it sucks," said Robert E. Lee High School graduate Victor Wise. "It's fun

the first 25 miles, but it gets lonely at night."< ...

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