Families to start Hope House Children’s Hospices Dark Runs

Two families will be starting off Hope House Children’s Hospices Dark Runs this October in Telford and Chirk as hundreds sign up to light up the night. Over two Saturdays hundreds of people and families of all ages will get together to ‘glow’ crazy and raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices. You can complete…

Red Cross volunteer returns home to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief

Dianna Trush returns to the island she calls her “homeland.” MILWAUKEE — Dianna Trush said when she was a child in New York, American Red Cross volunteers helped her family back on their feet after their apartment building caught fire. More than half a century later, Trush called it an honor to represent the Red…

Volunteers feed community

The Mount Union Food Bank is a mission of the Mount Union Ministerium and, as such, is supported by volunteers and contributions from member churches. The food bank is also supported by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, businesses and organizations. Kennard and Kay Coons are the food bank’s new coordinators, assuming duties following the recent…

App helps California volunteers prevent food waste

California is starting to require grocery stores and restaurants to donate unsold food, but businesses need help getting it to hungry people. Many people struggle to afford food. But every day, grocery stores and restaurants toss tons of unsold food in the trash. From there, it ends up in landfills, where it decomposes and releases…

‘Every day with Norah is a gift’: Pre-K class at St. John’s School in Hollywood, Maryland, includes little girl with Down syndrome

This school year, the 19 pre-kindergarten students at St. John’s Catholic School in Hollywood, Maryland, will be learning lessons about working and playing together and sharpening their skills with letters, numbers, colors and shapes. On the third week of school, Trish Mattingly, St. John’s pre-kindergarten teacher, said a key priority has been helping the young…