How tiny homes can soon help Fayetteville’s homeless veterans

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers and others are supporting the Big Tiny Project to provide tiny homes to homeless veterans. Here’s the plan. Fayetteville’s homeless and at-risk veterans may soon find space to bridge the gap between the street and permanent housing. The Fayetteville-based nonprofit, Off-Road Outreach, was gifted with three tiny homes after the owner of the…

Light The Night event remembers those affected by blood cancers

Rochester, N.Y. — Many gathered to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by blood cancers at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night event on Friday. Friends, families, schools, corporate teams and sponsors joined together in a walk with lanterns to bring light to the darkness of cancer. The funds raised by the community…

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…