SKW Foundation seeks to help those impacted by gun violence | Helping the Helpers
'We need people to speak up and let people know what they have seen to get it under control,' Ramona Reeves said.
Pet Search: Seeking foster families, volunteers in SWPA | Helping the Helpers
By Jon Andreassi WASHINGTON, Pa. — Since 1986, Pet Search has been building a network of foster families for dogs and cats in need of homes. Sherry Knight, co-founder of the Washington-based nonprofit, said the organization is an all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue. They currently have 45 foster families in Washington, Greene, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Beaver, and […]
Washington Jazz Society: Fostering love of music in area youngsters | Helping the Helpers
'By building a foundation on music, that just gives them so many other opportunities,' DeDe MacTaggart said.
Keeping the Faith Animal Shelter planned as community resource | Helping the Helpers
'My sister, Erin, and I have always wanted to do this. I mean, (for) decades,' Sara Gmutza-Balling said.
Toys for Tots marks its 75th year in Pa., nationwide | Helping the Helpers
By Karen Mansfield UNIONTOWN, Pa. — This holiday season marks the 75th anniversary of the well-loved Toys for Tots program. The national initiative was launched in 1947 to collect and distribute toys for children whose families may not have the financial means to buy them gifts for Christmas. Toys for Tots was started when Diane […]
World of Good Foundation carries out SWPA man’s ‘legacy of kindness’ | Helping the Helpers
'Especially for me, it’s really important and a way for him to continue to live on through our boys and for them to see, through others, how kind and caring their dad was,' Kristi Kassimer Harper said.
State agencies team up to donate 100s of stuffed toys to Pa. kids | Wednesday Morning Coffee
It's 'special opportunity to spark a little joy,' a Wolf administration official said.
The Literacy Council of Southwestern Pa. is transforming lives | Helping the Helpers
The Literacy Council of Southwestern PA is a nonprofit gem that, for more than 3 1/2 decades has given hope to – and transformed the lives of – people in Fayette County by improving their reading skills.
Corner Cupboard Food Bank committed to ending hunger | Helping the Helpers
Corner Cupboard works to meet the food needs of the families, seniors, veterans, and children throughout Greene County who are experiencing hunger.
Ryan’s Tribute: Supporting families who have lost children | Helping the Helpers
'“Losing a child can effect anybody at any age, and it’s still that same pain,' Beth Hanzes said. 'That’s not supposed to happen, you’re not supposed to lose a child.'
Lebanon, Pa. needs a unified community identity. Here’s how to get there | Opinion
Only through a unified identity can we have disagreements while still recognizing that we are all the same people.
Needs for the hungry remain high in Fayette County. How one group is helping | Helping the Helpers
'They’re nose-to-the grindstone, real, true farmers and mountain people who appreciate what we do for them,' an official said.