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Two Men Honored for Completed Work on 100 Homes
Midland Habitat for Humanity's construction superintendent Tony Valles, and the organization's longest-serving volunteer Ben Johnson were given recognition for recently completing their 100th...more



Local Festival Signs Up Organ Transplant Donors
According to the US Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS), more than 20,000 Latinos across the country will be participating in a local festival to sign up as organ transplant donors. In...more

Wausau Warming Center Offers Volunteer Training Sessions
The Wausau Community Warming Center has recently announced that it is currently in the process of seeking for volunteers to help with its operations. The warming center opened its doors this year...more

Women Build Week Gives Women Volunteers Opportunity to Build for a Family
As part of Women Build Week, Habitat for Humanity urges women volunteers to take part in construction projects usually dominated by males. Women Build Week presents women the opportunity to learn...more

RCCF Youth in Philanthropy Award Grants to Public Service Projects and Youth-Based Organizations
Rush County high school students gathered in a Youth in Philanthropy Grants Committee to review grant applications for the annual grant cycle for the Youth in Philanthropy Fund. The proceeds are...more

20MM Foundation Commends Senators New Legislative Effort
The 20 Million Minds Foundation, a nonprofit committed to bringing higher education into the digital age, commends Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Al Franken (D-Minnesota) on their new...more

Football Tournament Tackles Homelessness and Addiction Recovery
The 'Homelessness to Recovery' football tournament is intended to help people recovering from addiction and homelessness. The tournament brought teams from across the North East area and even a...more

Green Square Meals Offers Homeless a Warm Place to Stay During Winter
Green Square meals, which provides a hot meals to any one in need, has opened its doors to the homeless. The homeless were provided some extra beds, cots, pillows and blankets. According to Green...more

Most Nonprofit Leaders Unaware With Fundraising How-To\
A recent study, the "UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising", showcases how most nonprofit leaders are unable to prepare themselves for a major fundraising...more

Pennsylvania Block-Granting Experiment Shows Promise in Improving Vulnerable Populations
Feather O' Connor Houstoun, a senior adviser to the Wyncote Foundation and Governing.com columnist, discusses about a block-granting experiment in Pennsylvania in the midst of budget...more




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