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Young girl's big heart helps hungry kids

Archived, 10 days ago From Marietta Times  

Marietta, OHIO - When 10-year-old Quinn Raffo from Craigsville had to go 24 hours without eating for a medical test, she woke up the next morning with a new perspective on life.

With an empty stomach and a full heart, she told her parents she now under ...

Freedom Schools programs come to Sacramento for first time

Archived, 10 days ago From Sacramento Bee  

Sacramento, CALIFORNIA - The Roberts Family Development Center recently became home to a summer literacy program sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund.

This is the first time the Freedom Schools program has come to Sacramento. The center is one of 132 Free ...

North Shore Chapter of Walk MS Raises $248,050 for multiple sclerosis research

Archived, 11 days ago From Park Ridge Herald-Advocate  

Chicago, ILLINOIS - The Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosted its annual Walk MS event on May 4 at 11 locations statewide, including the North Shore site in Glenview, where participants started and finished at Attea Middle School in ...

Genesis receives $59K for breast health

Archived, 11 days ago From Coshocton Tribune  

Coshocton, OHIO - An estimated 345 uninsured and underinsured women in Muskingum, Morgan, Perry and surrounding counties will now have the opportunity to receive free screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and other breast cancer prevention and treatment options ...

'Stayin' Alive' teaches teens CPR in Nashville

Archived, 11 days ago From The Tennessean  

Nashville, TENNESSEE - The sound of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" filtered into the hallway of the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center on Saturday morning as a group of teens and parents sat in the floor of the ballroom, CPR dummies in hand.

The crowd listene ...

Methuen teen expands Lawrence-based charity

Archived, 11 days ago From EagleTribune.com 

North Andover, MASSACHUSETTS - Recent Methuen High grad Maxine Harvey will soon move to Worcester to pursue a degree from Clark University, but she’ll have plenty of practice packing by then. On Friday, she and volunteers, family members and friends manned a moving truck in order ...

Habitat for Humanity family relishes owning its own home

Archived, 11 days ago From Grand Island Independent  

Grand Island, NEBRASKA - It’ has been a year since Habitat for Humanity built a home in Grand Island for Ana Ortiz, her husband, Luis, and their three children.

“Right here, it’s a lot better,” Ortiz said as she fixed her oldest daughter Katy’s hair in the liv ...

Cans with a cause

Archived, 11 days ago From The Independent  

Ashland, KENTUCKY - After collecting more than 5,700 pounds of nonperishable foods during a one-man food drive a year ago, Aaron Hannah, a 2012 graduate of Raceland-Worthington High School who has just completed his second year as a Bonner Scholar at Berea College, is p ...

Hundreds turn out for Pride Ride

Archived, 11 days ago From Corning Leader  

Corning, NEW YORK - Hundreds of motorcyclists took part in Saturday’s Pride Ride, a 100-mile cruise around the Twin Tiers to benefit Children’s Miracle Network and the Salvation Army.

About 500 motorcycles and a total of 850 riders counting passen ...

Blind man plans to run 11,000 miles for granddaughter

Archived, 11 days ago From KTVQ Billings News  

Billings, MONTANA - A blind man from DeKalb, Illinois is in the 36th day of an 11,000- mile run that started in Seattle. David Kuhn calls his journey "It's all I can do."

He wants to raise awareness and money for Cystic Fibrosis research.

H ...

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Melting glaciers giving rise to new lakes in Himachal Pradesh

Action: Climate Change

Melting of glaciers is resulting in the formation of smaller lakes in the high hills of Himachal Pradesh and is posing threat ...

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Action: Stop Pollution

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Action: Save Our Oceans

Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore, a Senate inquiry has heard.

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