Bank gives $250k to help homeless youths through Promise House

The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded mostly by Regions Bank, granted $250,000 to Promise House, an organization here in Oak Cliff that provides critical services to homeless and at-risk youth and offers them  tools and resources to achieve longterm self-sufficiency. The contribution will specifically benefit Promise House’s emergency shelter and transitional living programs, according…

$50,000 donation to go toward local efforts to address homelessness

The Community Resource Centers of Texas Inc. recently donated $50,000 to the Transformational Living initiative spearheaded by the Highland Lakes Crisis Network and the Texas Housing Foundation. The money will aid efforts to renovate 24 housing units in Marble Falls into transitional living facilities. “We are grateful for this partnership and hope to see great things flourish from our work…

Packers fan goes the extra mile to help homeless people

As many Wisconsinites prepared for the Super Bowl, one woman decided to go the extra mile. Sue Decker, founder of “Packers Fans Pay It Forward”, just finished her 11th trip to the super bowl, but not to see the game. With a donation from Wenzel’s Farm and Nasonville Dairy, Decker donated nearly 400 pounds of…

Strangers intervene to help homeless man loyal to his dog

Among a population that has sadly faded into the everyday background in a growing cityscape, Spencer Parks stands out for one big reason when he panhandles near busy intersections. Duchess, his sweet, 120-pound Staffordshire Terrier mix, stands watch nearby. “They say don’t choose a dog, let the dog choose you,” Parks said. “She chose me….

Chicago man uses past experience to help feed those fighting homelessness

He began serving soup to homeless camps to in an effort to help achieve sobriety. Now, this local chef is on a mission, enlisting volunteers and creating a non-profit organization to help those fighting homelessness. Kenneth Purnell is one of Chicago’s Very Own. Chef Kenneth Purnell can get persnickety when it comes to picking and…

Emmaus Bradford: Charity turns care home into homeless accommodation

A charity hopes to create 26 rooms for people who are living on the streets or sofa-surfing. A homelessness charity has started work turning a former residential care home into accommodation for rough sleepers. Emmaus took ownership of the Bradford site with plans to create long-term housing for up to 26 people. Workers will staff…

Julia Anas, Qualtrics’ Chief People Officer, on Celebrating XM Day

Today at Qualtrics we are celebrating our 2nd annual XM Day! XM Day commemorates the anniversary of our IPO and is a day where Qualtrics employees around the world can demonstrate the transformative power of XM in action. Qualtrics is all about designing and improving experiences. We help our customers identify and address experience gaps…