Please How We Met: Faith group, nonprofit work to feed hungr

Over the course of two days in May, 1,018 volunteers in the San Ramon Valley and beyond — many from Interfaith–San Ramon Valley (I-SRV) and local schools — prepared 212,000 life-saving meals for malnourished children in other countries. The event, funded through the local community and the LDS Humanitarian Services in Salt Lake City, benefited…

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…

Compassionate Caravan working to get city’s homeless out of the cold

One Lexington organization is going out into the cold tonight to help get others out of it. Volunteers with the Catholic Action Center are hitting the streets.”They can’t stay in one spot too long ’cause then somebody finds them there. They’ll beat them up, rob them, so they’re always on the move,” Thomas Caudill said….

Catholic Charities helps people who’ve been jailed rebuild lives

Catholic Charities is helping people rebuild their lives after they’ve been incarcerated. “It changes your life — truly,” said Nancy Rose, who was behind bars in 2013.Rose said she lost more than just her freedom. “My son was placed in state custody because of my actions of messing with narcotics,” Rose said.When she was released four months…

Charity Car Show gives away $6,500

The $6,500 given away to seven different charitable organizations Wednesday will all stay local and help needy people or good programs in the community. The Charity Car Show raised the money through its annual car show held June 26 at the Lima Auto Mall. There were more than 325 cars participating with a $10 per…

Hopes For Housing For Eugene Homeless Youth

St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County is in the early stages of creating housing for homeless youth. They want to renovate a church in south Eugene. Paul Neville is with St. Vincent de Paul. He says the organization hopes to purchase the former home of Cascade Presbyterian Church. He says it would provide housing,…

Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for some and a trashed playpen for others along the so-called “tramp trail.” The new faces stand out among the old in the seasonal turnover. The young woman who might otherwise…

Maggie’s Place Helps Single Mom Chart New Course

Raeleen had come from a tough past, but she was ready for something more. She was in the midst of working towards regaining custody of her daughter, Marissa, and did not have a stable living situation when she found out she was pregnant. In an effort to take steps towards stability, Raeleen googled “pregnancy homes…