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From an early age, Tommy Scanga felt at home in a kitchen. “I cook. This is what I do,” said Scanga, 62, a longtime resident of Vandergrift. Cooking alongside his mother, Mary Ann Scanga, Tommy Scanga learned early on how to prepare Italian dishes such as homemade gravy with meatballs, braciole and ribs. Scanga, a […]

Betting Billionaire’s Charity Cuts Donat

A charity founded by Denise Coates, the billionaire boss of online gaming company Bet365, has reduced its donations to good causes from £ 9million to £ 6million, despite an increase in its reserves of nearly 50% to £ 568million. Accounts deposited with Companies House details the charitable activity of the foundation set up by Coates, […]

Vandergrift Meals on Wheels Urgently Nee...

These days, Vandergrift Area Meals on Wheels runs with fewer volunteers. The independent non-profit organization whose mission is to provide fresh, healthy meals to the elderly in the townships of Vandergrift and Allegheny is “in dire need” of volunteers, according to director of food services Buster Burnham. Burnham, a one-man chef show – cooking almost […]

Cosmopolis volunteer firefighters resign...

The Volunteer Fire Department has served the city of Cosmopolis for over 120 years. COSMOPOLIS, Washington – The city of Cosmopolis is in a state of emergency following the resignation of all volunteer firefighters on Saturday, January 1. The resignation of the nine Cosmopolis volunteer firefighters is due to a dispute with Mayor Kyle Pauley, […]

Habitat for Humanity honors Bill Myers f...

What Bill Myers thought was a house dedication ceremony on Dec. 17 also included praise and acclaim for his help in building 29 homes in Cleveland County’s 21-year Habitat for Humanity. Rayshawn Brooks’ family home was dedicated in his honor. Executive Director Burney Drake added that Myers is the longest-serving volunteer, with 21 years of […]

Volunteer who spent 36 years helping oth...

A woman from St Helens was “totally shocked” when she opened a letter revealing a New Year’s surprise. Former administrative worker Betty Mather, 88, was “very pleasantly” surprised when she received a Cabinet Office job in November. She told ECHO: “I didn’t expect this to happen.” READ MORE: 30 Under 30: Meet the young people […]

Central Texas Red Cross sends at least o...

AUSTIN (KXAN) – At least one member of the Central and Southern region of the Texas Red Cross is traveling to Colorado to respond to wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and displaced tens of thousands of people. Richard McAlister, the volunteer communications director for the region, said the volunteer, Rik Chapman, is what […]

Barnickel named WCHS Volunteer of the Ye...

Photo provided to The Times Observer Carol Barnickel has been selected as the 2021 Warren County Historical Society Volunteer of the Year. Nonprofits often can’t go as far as their volunteers take them. To this end, the Warren County Historical Society has named Carol Barnickel Volunteer of the Year 2021. WCHS chief executive Michelle Gray […]

Volunteers of America and JCPS launch pi...

GO DOWN A BETTER WAY. >> A LOT OF BEHAVIORS ARE MANIFESTATIONS OF TRAUMA, OF NOT FEELING SAFE, OF FEELING ANXIETY. POSTPONEMENT: ER AND A PROGRAM AT JCPS AIMS TO ELIMINATE SOME OF THESE UNCERTAINTIES. THE DISTRICT WORKS WITH AMERICAN VOLUNTEERS, AN AON N BENEFIT ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS PEOPLE REBUILD THEIR LIVES. TOGETHER, THEY LAUNCHED […]

‘Selfless’ Volunteer at Vancouver Homele

For residents of Vancouver’s Crab Park homeless camp, the name Fiona York has some positive connotations. “Humanitarian,” said resident Josh Beauchamp. “She’s just a good person. She goes out of her way to come here and stay here to help people.” “She’s selfless,” said compatriot Clint Randen on a rainy day in mid-December. “The only […]