Firefighters plan fundraiser for cancer-stricken comrade

  Bryan Carper has been a familiar sight at fires in Scott Township. Paralyzed in an accident in his younger days, he could not actually fight the blazes. But he came in his wheelchair and did what he could to help to his fellow members of the volunteer fire department, passing out food and drinks…

Only Love Can Heal the Hate…

We all have prejudices, usually based on our experiences or beliefs. And these prejudices get amplified by the company we keep, as many people like to associate with like-minded people. Unfortunately, this can create a false sense of reality, allowing us to live in an “echo chamber of truth.” It is incumbent upon each of…

WeRateDogs Launched A Fundraiser To Help A Chicago Rescue Group

  WeRateDogs, the Twitter phenom that professionally rates dogs on criteria like boopability and patability, is hosting a fundraiser that will benefit the Chicago-based rescue One Tail at a Time. The fundraiser, called Clear the H*ckin Shelters, is hoping to raise at least $10,000 by the end of the week, which would be split equally…

Together We Are Stronger!

We have allowed religion and politics to divide us, and many of those with or seeking power use these levers to further divide and conquer, making them stronger and “we the people” weaker.  It is up to us to reject those who divide us and embrace our common humanity as husbands and wives, sisters and…

Cancer patients get help with treatment thanks to fire company’s fundraiser 

The Franklinville Volunteer Fire Company launched a fundraising venture with the Virtua Foundation this week as a means of helping those in Gloucester County affected by cancer. The Franklinville company was prompted by several cancer-related tragedies over the last two years, to look for a means of helping people access treatment for cancer in Gloucester County. The…

Fundraiser planned for Prater Family

Some types of news travel really fast.An example of that quick-moving news was evident last week when the family of Keith and Misty Prater were told by doctors that Keith Prater had been diagnosed with leukemia. That news soon spread from the immediate Prater family to the baseball team at Rowan County High School that…

Fundraiser held for baby with rare syndrome

A fundraiser was held Sunday for a baby with a rare syndrome.Baby Oakley is the child of Allison Schweitzer, she’s an EMT at Louisville Metro EMS. Oakley is one of only two people in the world with “Med 12 Associated Syndrome.” After undergoing brain surgery, he’s having a hard time keeping up. So, Schweitzer took off work to take care…

Nonprofit helps former coal miner earn degree

One former coal miner is thanking a nonprofit after he received a college degree on Friday. Brandon Pierson worked in the coal mines for five years, until he was laid off in 2015.He then received help from the Center for Rural Development’s Displaced Coal Miner Training Program. The program provides assistance to former coal miners…

Former homeless man gives back to those in need

Tracy Gebeaux, founder of Jax Beach Brother’s Keeper, spends every Sunday giving to the homeless. He gives almost anything – food, socks, shirts and anything else a homeless person might need. Source: Former homeless man gives back to those in need

A Man, A Van, A Plan: Albuquerque’s Fight Against Homelessness

If you see Will Cole driving his van around Albuquerque, say hello—he’s doing good work. Will leads the city’s There’s A Better Way program, which reaches out to the homeless and offers employment for the day at a litter cleanup or city beautification job site. It’s a six-hour shift paid out in cash, and what…