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5K GR Warrior Team Challenge raising money for wounded veterans

by (Raheeq Al-Zaidan)

Submitted 10-31-2013 under NEWS

The GR Warrior Team Challenge is daring people to test their physical limits in honor of local veterans who need community advocates. Jennifer Franson, of Routes Travel, is part of a large team of volunteers turning Richmond Hills Park into a...

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Runners glow in the dark for charity

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 07-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

At 9:45 p.m. this Saturday, fluorescent blues, greens and pinks will illuminate Millennium Park. Trivium Racing is bringing their Glow in the Park run to Grand Rapids. Glow in the Park is a 5K where participants decorate themselves in glowing body...

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Local woman running ultra-distance for charity

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NEWS

For her second ultra-distance race Desert R.A.T.S, Pamela Mooty is raising money for Urban Transformation Ministries (UTM) which serves Grand Rapids at-risk youth. Mooty, who learned of UTM through members of her church that have participated in its...

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Judge Smolenski rallies support for West Michigan's hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan hunger hasn’t gone away. In fact, year to date, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank has distributed 14 percent more food this year than it did in 2012. To meet the growing demand for its services, Feeding America West...

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Urban Herd fights hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

Wind and spitting rain didn’t stop more than 100 green-clad runners from showing up for the Brooks Urban Herd Pub Run at Trillium Haven Restaurant on Monday evening. The 5K fun run, organized by Gazelle Sports, wound its way through Eastown...

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Wayne Squires warns against potential dangers of holiday charity

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 12-14-2012 under NEWS

Winter holidays bring out good feelings of cheer and charity. But what if giving to charity is actually not as beneficial as we think? Wayne Squires, head of Partners in Neighborhood Transformation, believes that holiday charity does not do all it...

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During annual Shop Hop, Eastown Antiques turns profit for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

The four neighborhoods that comprise Grand Rapids' Uptown Business District were flooded with Christmas lights and crowds during last Thursday’s Holiday Shop Hop. But visitors would have been hard-pressed to find a spot more heavily...

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Eastown Antiques supports food bank during Shop Hop

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Eastown Antiques, which stands like an anchor on the corner of Lake Drive and Wealthy, has long been one of the prime destinations in the annual Uptown Holiday Shop Hop. This year, Eastown Antiques is doing something different: Along with the...

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Love in the Name of Christ works to empower area volunteers

by (Timothy Burns)

Submitted 10-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On the west side of Grand Rapids, a local Love INC office is making significant impact on families and churches by meeting economic and social needs via hundreds of volunteers for those living in and around Grandville. For over 26 years,...

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Jay Starkey: Servicing the community one pair of shoes, one donation at a time

by (diondrahenderson)

Submitted 09-13-2012 under NEWS

Jay Starkey reaches out to the community one donation and one pair of shoes at a time. Starkey is executive director of In the Image, a non-profit organization on Grand Rapids southwest side. In the Image is a faith-based non-profit that turns...

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