The Rapidian

Heartside Neighborhood

Dégagé patron volunteers give back each week in dining room

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 10-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Our Patron Volunteer Program gives our patrons the opportunity to volunteer their time and talents in our Dining Room. Once a volunteer serves 20 hours, they are presented with a certificate of recognition and are invited to our monthly pizza party...

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Good Neighbor Program creates more welcoming neighborhood

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 09-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Being a good neighbor in the Heartside Community is not only important to Dégagé, but also to our patrons. Over three years ago, an anonymous donor saw a need in our community and initiated the Good Neighbor Program. This program continues to thrive...

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Neighbors prepare to clean up Westside, Heartside

by (erictank)

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, April 26, residents are encouraged to get out and help clean up the sidewalks and streets. This year two locations are available to choose from. Westside Volunteers for the Westside Community Cleanup will organize at St. Mary's...

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Story Matters: Roxanne Buhl, Western watches significant growth around them in Heartside Neighborhood

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- LeGran Hughes

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 06-04-2012 under NONPROFITS

Our featured artist for June is LeGran Hughes. Here is the artist’s story in his own words:  "My name is LeGran Hughes, and I’ve been drawing since kindergarten. Since that time I’ve been fascinated by art and said...

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The Michigan AIDS Coalition

by (The Grand Rapid...)

Submitted 12-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

  In 1989 a group of committed leaders and the Council of Michigan Foundations came together to form the Michigan AIDS Fund (MAF) in response to the devastating AIDS crisis. Its creators were philanthropic leaders who rallied the state’s grant...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio -- Mari Tobias

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 09-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

Heartside Gallery and Studio began in 1993 as a small program of Heartside Ministry.  This ever-expanding program continues to offer the Heartside community and its neighbors a supportive and safe environment in which to create,...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Anthony Welch

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 05-18-2010 under NONPROFITS

Heartside Gallery and Studio began in 1993 as a small program of Heartside Ministry.  This ever-expanding program continues to offer the Heartside community and its neighbors a supportive and safe environment in which to create, exhibit and...

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Clean Works helps lower HIV transmission from intravenous drug use

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 01-05-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

I recently interviewed Steve Alsum. He is the coordinator for Clean Works, a needle exchange and disease prevention program that operates on Mondays and Thursdays out of Heartside Ministry. Clean Works is a ancillary program of The Grand Rapids Red...

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The Pros and Cons of Dégagé Ministries in Heartside Neighborhood

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 11-25-2009 under OPINION

Revised on Dec. 11 in light of new information. Click here for more information. Dégagé Ministries. That name sounds like salvation to some individuals. To others, that name can invoke feelings of animosity. Dégagé has been a source of contention...

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