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Volunteers of America

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Top Volunteers of America Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Housing Works dynamo smooths out the bumpy road for homeless

    A Housing Works dynamo smooths out the bumpy road for homeless
    It's a short ride from L.A.'s skid row to Hollywood, but throw in a detour and a few bumps and the journey can take six months, as it did for my friend Nathaniel Ayers. The Juilliard-trained musician had been ensconced in the same downtown apartment for...
  • Gilbert Gordon McCoy April 7, 1924 - September 12, 2013

    Gilbert Gordon McCoy  April 7, 1924 - September 12, 2013
    Gilbert Gordon McCoy, a La Canada resident for 61 years, died at his home on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife JoAnn and daughters Christine Liljeqvist and Susan McVicker and their families. Gilbert was born in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 9/11 victims remembered at numerous area memorials

     
    9/11 victims remembered at numerous area memorials...