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Volunteers of America

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  • More room, more ability to help vets

    More room, more ability to help vets
    For Deanne Tate, president and chief executive of Veterans First, the selling points of the Orange County nonprofit's new digs are many. At about 9,300 square feet, the second-floor office suite in the heart of downtown Santa Ana has upwards of three...
  • Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying

    Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying
    Although the traditional start to the holiday shopping season is still days away, Morgan Somerville has already mapped out her bargain-hunting strategy. The student employment manager at Stevenson University will pass up Thanksgiving specials to focus...
  • Policymakers must take a holistic approach to affordable housing [Letter]

    Policymakers must take a holistic approach to affordable housing [Letter]
    While many of the expert thoughts that were expressed in the article "Housing scarce for poor" (March 9) are valid, we believe a solution to remedy at least part of the problem is the addition of supportive services to existing affordable housing, as it...
  • Raising the minimum wage is just a start [Letter]

    Raising the minimum wage is just a start [Letter]
    A recent Sun poll showed that a majority of voters in every part of the state support increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour ("Most Marylanders back raising minimum wage," Feb. 17). As chief of staff for a large, Maryland-based health and human...
  • Volunteers help rebuild playground for formerly homeless children

    A team of 90 volunteers painted and cleaned the playground at the Pratt House this week to prepare the site for an overhaul next month. College students, part of Students Today Leaders Forever, joined Volunteers of America Chesapeake to enhance the...
  • Howard County maps apartments for the homeless

    Staci M. Watkins was found dead a week ago in a patch of woods along U.S. 1 in Laurel, not far from the Turf Motel, where she'd been living for a few weeks. She and her boyfriend, Donald "Butch" McCulley, were managing to keep the room on the first...
  • Howard steps up for homeless with land buy for housing [Commentary]

    Howard County took an important step in the fight against homelessness last week by purchasing an 8-acre lot that will be the future home to a 30-unit housing facility. Using $3.25 million in land acquisition dollars, the county bought the land at the...
  • Building plans were unfair to Beechcrest residents [Letter]

    How would you feel if you were told without warning that you had one year to move out of your home without any sort of compensation money? Would you still be as angry if you were then told that your property was being taken in order to build a...
  • As temperatures drop, be ready to help the homeless

    Maryland is currently experiencing the coldest temperatures in nearly two years, with multiple days that have been well-below freezing ("Cold snap raises health concerns," Jan. 24.) As your article points out, our most vulnerable residents — the...
  • 9/11 victims remembered at numerous area memorials

     
    9/11 victims remembered at numerous area memorials...
  • Local children honored for "doing something right"

     
    The winners of the Allentown President’s Council’s “Catch a Young Person Doing Something Right” campaign were recognized Thursday during a reception at LifeChurch in Allentown. The goal of the program launched last fall, was to...