Homeless veteran biking across country for charity 

Homeless veteran Harold Palmquist has traveled over 5,000 on his bike with his dog Daisy. Palmquist is raising money for Veterans and Their Pets. The group helped him keep his dog when he wasn’t allowed to bring her into a shelter. “They fostered my dog for me,” he said. “They kept us together, so she had her homeless shelter,…

Backpacks with necessities helping homeless vets

For the past four months, volunteers at the Havasu Community Health Foundation have been covertly dispersing backpacks around town that are filled with bottled waters, shampoos and packaged tarps, among other items. The purpose of the organization’s backpack project is to supply homeless veterans with the supplies they need to survive Lake Havasu City’s harsh…

Back on My Feet opens SF chapter, helps homeless man change course

Tuesday was a big night for a national nonprofit that helps the homeless. Back on My Feet held a gala fundraiser to celebrate the launch of its San Francisco chapter. The event was held at the Marriott in downtown San Francisco.  Milton S. Williams was recognized at the fundraiser and says the nonprofit has made…

Churches help homeless with laundry, other needs

St. Mary of Moiliili Episcopal Church near the old stadium park might only have 70 worshippers on an Easter Sunday, but pastor Gregory Johnson says his small congregation provides a multitude of services to the homeless and working poor — including much-needed laundry assistance.He often refers to his church as “little old St. Mary,” but…

Rangers player gives amazing gift to homeless couple

Before New York Ranger Matt Puempel joined his teammates for the biggest game of the season, he stopped to help a couple whose problems are a lot worse than playoff elimination. The young winger Source: Rangers player gives amazing gift to homeless couple

Formerly homeless veteran gives back at Hines VA pantry 

Sunday is the kick-off of National Volunteer Week and all week long you are encouraged to get out into your community and get involved.We caught up with one local veteran that already spends much of his time volunteering and he is making us Chicago Proud.Bob McMahon is counting his blessings because after serving our country…

This ballet company helps kids at homeless shelters share a love for dance

About 18 girls and boys put on new ballet shoes and mirrored an instructor’s movements. They turned out their feet to demi-plie — down, one-two, up, three-four — and they pointed their toes in tendu. Many of the children, who live with their mothers at Durham Rescue Mission’s homeless shelter, had never seen a ballet…

My Brother’s Keeper feeds PSC students’ needs

From the outside, the nondescript, modular structure on the Polk State College campus in Winter Haven doesn’t look like a place where students would want to spend much time. For Roxan Aupont, though, it is a cherished refuge. Aupont, a first-year student at Polk State, makes daily trips to the small portable, home of My…

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

Penguins fan offers homeless man ticket

A Pennsylvania police officer made a homeless man’s day last week — not with a handout, but with tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game. Jimmy Mains, who works in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rankin, went to last Friday’s game between the Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning. As Mains approached PPG Paints Arena, a…