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NYC’s New Destiny Housing Provides Safe, Affordable Housing So Families Can Escape Domestic Violence
Sep 11, 2012
In New York City, there are an average of 700 domestic violence incidents a day, and at least 30% of the homeless families are in the shelter system for that reason. While many of the victims do find their way to emergency shelters, less than 11% are able to leave with the promise of safe housing… learn More about NYC’s New Destiny Housing Provides Safe, Affordable Housing So Families Can Escape Domestic Violence
The Greater Chicago Food Depository Distributes Over 60 Million Pounds of Food to Families in Cook County
Sep 18, 2012
Every day, over 800,000 people wake up hungry in the Chicago area, including one out of five children. And rather than lessening, the need is intensifying, with demand at one local food bank up 68% over the last four years… learn More about The Greater Chicago Food Depository Distributes Over 60 Million Pounds of Food to Families in Cook County
Aug 24, 2012
Bank of America today announced a three-year commitment to make available up to 1,000 properties to nonprofit organizations and local government programs that provide homes for injured military veterans and first responders. “This is an important expansion of our property donation and community revitalization initiatives and improves the inventory of homes these organizations focused on assisting our veterans and first responders need,” said D. Steve Boland, national mortgage outreach executive for Bank of America… learn More about Bank of America to Donate 1,000 Properties for Injured Veterans, First Responders
Aug 14, 2012
In 1975, Kathleen DiChiara set out to make a difference in the lives of the hungry in her New Jersey neighborhood. A self-proclaimed problem solver, Kathleen started distributing food to the hungry out of the trunk of her station wagon… learn More about From the Trunk of a Car, an Inspiration to Feed Millions
Aug 24, 2012
Ahmed Hassan had a dream to escape minimum wage and start a business that would fulfill a vital need in his community. Together with his father and brother, he conceived Virgo Medical – a reliable, safe ambulance services for the densely populated area surrounding East Orange, New Jersey… learn More about Determination Spells Success for a Burgeoning Business