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  • Jimmy Carter's hometown celebrates his 90th birthday

    PLAINS,Ga. The party had all the right festive touches: Colorful balloons. "Happy Birthday" sung loudly, if not exactly on key, by all the guests. Secret Service agents hovering protectively near the peanut butter ice cream. Best of all, the birthday...
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Opportunities
    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Select a category that interests you. Some organizations require you to register or contact an event coordinator prior to volunteering. Use the contact information provided. -------------------- Working with the elderly...
  • Corporate giving

    •The SunTrust Foundation donated $25,000 to Goodwill Industries of Central Florida to fund a part-time English for Speakers of Other Languages instructor to serve the Goodwill Job Connection Centers in East Orlando, West Orlando and Kissimmee. &#...
  • Extraordinary Life: A 'Saint' For Habitat For Humanity

    Extraordinary Life: A 'Saint' For Habitat For Humanity
    Archie Gatzuras was a quiet man with a sweet smile whose generosity extended widely. For more than 20 years, he spent a day each week building houses that put homeownership into the hands of low-income residents. Although not a church member, he...
  • Business Group Backs CL&P Rate Request

    Business Group Backs CL&P Rate Request
    The Connecticut Business and Industry Association, the state's largest business organization with more than 10,000 member companies, has long lamented high energy costs as an undue burden on businesses and one main reason why economic growth has generally...
  • Forgiveness Helped Grieving Father Let Go Of Crippling Anger

    Forgiveness Helped Grieving Father Let Go Of Crippling Anger
    The Rev. Walt Everett was in a Virginia hotel on his way south to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build when word came there was an emergency at home. His adopted 24-year old son, Scott, had been shot and killed at his Bridgeport apartment...
  • It's a masquerade… Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County prepares for annual gala

    Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (SPBC) will host the third annual "Masquerade Gala" Oct. 18 at The Club at Boca Pointe, the theme is Unmasking Poverty Housing. This year's honorary chairperson Nancy Proffitt of Proffitt Management...
  • Church Leads Hartford's Asylum Hill Revival

    Church Leads Hartford's Asylum Hill Revival
    Last month, there was a wall-raising by volunteers who are building a Victorian-style home in Hartford's Asylum Hill neighborhood. There haven't been many of these put up since Queen Victoria herself left the throne. It's a good story. At the dawn of...
  • Habitat steps in to help veteran improve home

    Instead of being evicted, 89-year-old Royal Manor Estates resident Calvin Dever will have a newly refurbished and painted home, courtesy of Habitat for Humanity's Neighborhood Revitalization Program. The revitalization program rehabilitates existing...
  • Volunteers help veteran, 88, bring his mobile home up to snuff

    Volunteers help veteran, 88, bring his mobile home up to snuff
    An 88-year-old World War II veteran who was nearly evicted from his home of more than 20 years is instead seeing it transformed by a crew of volunteers putting in upgrades including a new roof and porch. "I just sit here all day long and watch them...
  • Wheaton's James Ellingson, businessman, dies at 81

    James Ellingson created and ran a successful Rolling Meadows-based building materials distribution firm. Mr. Ellingson also was willing to get his hands dirty when it came to volunteering in Wheaton, his longtime home, building sets for the Wheaton...