• Roofs to Roots

    Roofs to Roots

    June 20, 2013

    Grand Rapids, Michigan has been voted one of the biggest turn around cities in the nation. Since early 2004, Grand Rapids made a point to knock out homelessness and make it a priority. The goal was not only to fix the problem at hand but the future of this horrible circumstance that recently became the […]

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  • Eating ice cream to save the honey bees

    Eating ice cream to save the honey bees

    June 19, 2013

    Imagine walking into the produce section of the grocery store and seeing bare shelves. Juicy berries and tasty melons would not be able to cultivate without the help of bees. Bees have been depicted as killers, stingers and pests, but nearly one third of our food is pollinated by honey bees. They work hard to […]

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  • LA Community Helps Save Gilliam’s Dog Big

    LA Community Helps Save Gilliam’s Dog Big

    June 19, 2013

    With all of the negativity in today’s reporting, some might say the world has been getting darker, But we’ve found some light. On Thursday, May 16th, citizens of Los Angeles had saved a local homeless man’s service dog. Gilliam had been living on the streets for several years, most of which included the presence of […]

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  • Muscular Dystrophy Children’s Dreams on Canvas

    Muscular Dystrophy Children’s Dreams on Canvas

    June 19, 2013

    Artists have been said to be able to alter reality; to force the mind to imagine something it had never thought possible.  We see this in cartoon animation, for example, and see the magic in being able to do something our physical bodies are not necessarily able to do.  Most artists strive to create original […]

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  • Flood Them With Love

    Flood Them With Love

    June 19, 2013

    In 2008, Cedar Rapids, Iowa was hit by a massive flood. By December, residents were still reeling. Karla Goettel, a Cedar Rapids resident, was feeling the effects of the previous year. Her best friend had recently passed away, and everywhere she looked she saw damage from the flood. Instead of purchasing Christmas gifts, Karla decided […]

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  • How a father impacted his daughters education

    How a father impacted his daughters education

    June 17, 2013

    Nicole Pal is expecting to graduate from Santa Clara University in 2014 with a degree in web design and computer engineering. She shares this close piece about how much her father has influenced her throughout her life. “Forget barbies or tea cups. The most precious gifts I received as a child were a white board […]

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  • Pink Lemonade for Peace

    Pink Lemonade for Peace

    June 17, 2013

    “A five-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand “for peace” right across the street from a notorious church in Kansas which has been accused of spreading hate and homophobia wherever it goes. The purpose behind young Jayden Sink’s beverages is to raise money for a nonprofit organization called Planting Peace, which supports orphanages, works to […]

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  • Teen Helping Oklahoma Clean Up the Devastation

    Teen Helping Oklahoma Clean Up the Devastation

    June 17, 2013

    It’s never too young to give a helping hand and for recent high school graduate, 18 year-old Nicole Sadler, she’s excited to offer her help. Sadler’s youth group and an adult ministries group from Fellowship Reformed Church in West Michigan are heading to Moore, Oklahoma to aid in a disaster relief project.  After the tornadoes […]

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  • Rockford Community Celebrates 15 Years of Mitchell’s Run

    Rockford Community Celebrates 15 Years of Mitchell’s Run

    June 13, 2013

    On August 17th, the Rockford community will rally for it’s 15th year of Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford. The 5k race began in August 1999 in an effort to raise money for the Parent Project MD, a non-profit organization searching for a cure to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne MD is a genetic disorder that causes a […]

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