Columbia Bank warms up homeless shelters

The Warm Hearts Winter Drive raised $209,335.96 and received 8,140 items for 54 homeless shelters across the Pacific Northwest.Columbia Bank, in its second year of the effort, donated the clothing and money collected to organizations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. In Oregon, $59,500.55 in donation Source: Columbia Bank warms up homeless shelters Advertisements

Homeless veterans take refuge at Arizona encampment

A camp in Tucson, Arizona, serves about 20 homeless people, the majority of them U.S. military veterans seeking shelter, food, camaraderie and refuge from the streets. The camp, run by the group Veterans on Patrol, has grown with the help of donations from local companies and residents. Mitchell Riley reports for Arizona Public Media. Source:…

Wrapping for charity in South Burlington

Multiple generations of the Lynch family pitched in their time on Saturday afternoon to wrap gifts to raise money for ANEW Place at the University Mall. The charity has raised money by recruiting volunteers to wrap gifts in exchange for a small fee for over two decades. ANEW Place is focused on long-term solutions to…

In plan to end homelessness, Matt Talbot will find, pay for apartments

Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach, which has long served hot meals to the homeless during the day, will soon offer them something warm at night, too. Beds. The nonprofit announced Monday its role in an ambitious plan to end homelessness in Lincoln — finding and renting apartments for 18 chronically homeless individuals and families, who…

US charity purchases houses to provide homeless people with a future

Source: 9 News A not-for-profit organisation in the US is working to rapidly take homeless people off the streets and place them in homes. The charity’s “housing first” process has already seen 121 people placed into housing, and it’s saving taxpayers’ dollars. Well House aims to buy vacant homes, renovate them so they meet council…

Martina McBride’s charity helps local organization

Fans of country singer Martina McBride are working together to help a local group this week. In conjunction with McBride’s concert engagement at the LaPorte County Fair on Friday, members of Team Music is Love, the singer’s charity initiative, will be on hand to prepare some of McBride’s favorite dishes for a women’s shelter in…