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Dearborn Heights Presents Proposals for Community Development Block Grant
Dearborn Heights officials hope to tap into the annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant by presenting proposals. The Community Development Block Grant funds are geared for...more



Highway Safety Community Calls on Congress to Fund Section 405
Known as Section 405, the Priority Highway Safety Grant Program will be fully funded as appealed by traffic safety advocacy groups and communities. Section 405 delivers performance-based fund...more

Gunshot Injuries: Leading Cause of Deaths among Youth in the US
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the University of California, Davis researchers indicate that gunshot injuries among children and adolescents, while scarce, are more severe, costly and...more

Those Who Binge Drink Shows Increased Mortality Risk among Older Drinkers
Results of a new study to be published in the May 2014 online-only issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research finds that those who binge drink, even in moderate consumption, show...more

Forest Protection, Economic Growth Must Go Together
The Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia, Stig Traavik, writes about protecting forests and economic growth going hand in hand. Traavik states that Norway supports Indonesia's efforts in...more

Leveraging Arts and Culture to Transform Communities
Erik Takeshita, Deputy Director of Local Initiatives Support Corp., shares on a Huffington Post blog his cross-country perspective at how arts and culture programs are helping bring vibrancy into...more

Hope Outreach Homeless Believes Work Builds Self-Respect
Hope Outreach Homeless Ministry believes work builds self-respect and has since been putting people to work to garner assistance. According to Leland Streck, head of the ministry, they get people...more

National Area Preservation Holds Volunteer Workday to Honor MLK
The Natural Area Preservation and REI have joined together to lead a volunteer stewardship workday to meant to remove invasive shrubs from Furstenberg Nature Area in honor of Martin Luther King...more

Obamacare Should Help More People with Mental Health Care Issues
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 32 million people will receive mental health or substance use disorder benefits, or both, under the Affordable Care...more

Royal Building Products to Create 85 New Jobs in Dyer County
Royal Building Products, a leading manufacturer and distributor of construction materials, will invest $24 million in new equipment to support PVC pipe production at its Newbern facility. This, in...more






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Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture


Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture

Weston Mill-based social enterprise Surplus Rescue CIC (Community Interest Company) recycles and finds homes for unwanted furniture. To date, it has received “extensive amounts” of quality second-hand furniture including desks, pedestals, cupboards and office chairs from a former local authority office equipment – and wants to find them a good home.




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