Group helps homeless vets survive and thrive in society

EUSTIS — Moses, his street name, is one of the many homeless veterans living a rough existence in Lake County. Homeless on and off since 1988, he’s currently living in a makeshift camp not far off a busy road.With the winter weather closing in, Lloyd Thorne with the Veterans Organization of Resource and Recovery for…

Bon Jovi’s restaurant gives free meal to furloughed workers

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi is providing free meals to local government workers and their families during the federal government shutdown. JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank announced on Facebook it will provide the free meals to furloughed workers Monday between 12 p.m….

Phoenix couple’s nonprofit helps more Haitian children get adopted

Craig and Kathi Juntunen retired in 1998, leaving their successful consulting firm to live a life spent mostly on the golf course and ski slopes. “We were living a … very privileged life that we were lucky enough to stumble onto,” Craig Juntunen said. While golfing one day, he had a conversation with a friend…

Nonprofit gifts Scott County girl an outdoor accessible wheelchair

A 4-year-old in our region has a lot to be thankful for this Christmas. In fact, you could call Elaina Gilliams’s December trip for treatment in Charlottesville a Christmas miracle. “They are weak, but he is strong,” Elaina sang, finishing up ‘Jesus Loves Me’ for the visitors in her living room. Elaina loves to sing…