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2nd Harvest launches first ever milk drive

2nd Harvest launches first ever milk drive

2nd Harvest will launch its first ‘Give A Gallon’ milk drive. The drive will take place from January 14 to January 20 at all Yoke’s Fresh Markets.

 

The goal of the drive is to provide much needed fresh milk donations to families and seniors who rely on food banks. According to Feeding America, these families receive less than one gallon of milk per person per year.

 

Customers will be invited to pick up a scan tag at the specially marked display stands inside the store. Their purchase of milk will be distributed to Second Harvest, which supplies food to a network of 250 food banks and meal programs.

 

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga University Men's Basketball Coach, Mark Few, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund.

 

However, Coach Few will not be able to win this challenge alone. In order to win the $100,000 the public will need to cast their votes in Coach Few's favor.

 

Few is one of 48 NCAA basketball coaches competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to head to www.VoteCoachFew.com to cast their votes to help advance him in the competition.

 

Spokane Humane Society asks for more volunteers in 2015

Spokane Humane Society asks for more volunteers in 2015

According to the Spokane Humane Society, welcoming a New Year offers a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals. Because of that, the humane society is asking people who have considered volunteering to make the shelter part of their New Year's resolutions.

 

“Volunteering at our shelter is a great way to help animals” said Dave Richardson, Executive Director, “Whether you walk dogs, cuddle kittens, file papers, fund raise, clean or play with the cats, you can make a huge difference in the lives of our animals.”

 

The Spokane Humane Society said by giving their time, volunteers can help care for the shelter's animal until they can find good homes, which will allow for more animals to be helped throughout the year.

 

By volunteering, you can help us care for our animals until they can find good homes and  allow us to care for even more animals in 2015. “Clearly, volunteers make a huge difference in the success of our shelter,” Richardson said.

 

Spokane Roofing delivers timely Christmas gift for SNAP client in need

Spokane Roofing delivers timely Christmas gift for SNAP client in need

This year, the holidays were looking pretty bleak for 83-year-old Becky Sanchez.

The north Spokane resident was scrambling to get to her cancer treatment appointments while dealing with a chronically painful back and a history of heart problems. Despite her physical challenges, Sanchez continued to serve others by volunteering for the local VFW and gathering Christmas presents for kids at Shriner’s Hospital.

To top it off, the roof of Sanchez’s mobile home on Crestline Road was literally caving in.

Living on a fixed budget, Sanchez had no money to pay for badly needed repairs. Water damage to her roof made it so she couldn’t turn on the lights in her kitchen and hallways. With the snow, ice and rain of winter bearing down, Sanchez made a desperate call to SNAP, an agency that had helped her in the past.

Salvation Army strikes gold for sixth year in a row with anonymous donation

Salvation Army strikes gold for sixth year in a row with anonymous donation

Some unique and valuable items have turned up in Salvation Army Red Kettles across the country
lately; now the Salvation Army of Spokane is on that list.


A gold coin wrapped in a $100 bill was discovered in a Salvation Army of Spokane Red Kettle this
morning. This is the sixth year in a row a donor has anonymously slipped a gold coin wrapped in a
$100 bill into the red kettle of an unsuspecting bell-ringer.

 

While the identity of the donor remains unknown, they have consistantly made their donatin at the Wandamere Fred Meyer each year.


The Coin is a South African Kruggerand containing one ounce of 22 karat gold and is valued at
$1,196.00.


“While counting money from the kettles this morning, Salvation Army kettle workers found the gold
coin,” said Rhonda Brooks of The Salvation Army. “Every year we wonder if the gold coin will show
up again, but since we don’t know who the donor is we definitely can’t count on it. You can imagine
how excited we all were when it showed up again today, especially with Christmas just a few days
away!”

Spokane honored as the 2014 Outstanding Runner Friendly Community by RRCA

Spokane honored as the 2014 Outstanding Runner Friendly Community by RRCA

Today, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) announced that Spokane has been named its 2014 Outstanding Runner Friendly Community. The RRCA said that Spokane's amazing credentials, and ability to meet the award's criteria made it the clear choice for this award.

Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center to host food drive for Loon Lake Food Bank

Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center to host food drive for Loon Lake Food Bank

Prior to Thanksgiving several area food banks reported having to turn away families in need, simply because there was not enough food to go around. The employees and owners of Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center aim to change that for Christmas.

For their second annual food drive, Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center is asking area residents to gather non-perishable food items items to support local families in the community.

The drive will take place now through December 19th at the Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center. Those who stop by and donate four or more cans of food on December 11, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. will have the opportunity to get their photo taken with Santa Claus.