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(BPT) - Shocking statistics show that nearly three-quarters of the cats who enter our nation’s animal shelters each year, most of whom are free-roaming and un-owned, are killed. Fortunately, Americans’ love of animals doesn’t end with the pets that live in their homes; their care extends to the millions of cats who do not have owners and simply live throughout towns and cities. Across the country a growing number of communities are adopting humane ways to manage these populations and reduce the number killed in shelters.
As the year draws to a close, so does your opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of the many nonprofits that work to make Southern Arizona a better place.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona today received a $400,000 gift from the estate of a woman with a generous heart and a love of animals.
Arizona fared poorly on a new report on child homelessness, finishing 45th among states when ranked on several factors. It came even as the number of homeless kids in the state fell last year.
Even though the number of homeless children in the state fell last year, Arizona still had one of the highest rates in the nation, with 62,616 such kids in 2013, a new report says.
Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 donated two tandem bikes valued at $3,000 to the Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center of the Tucson VA medical facility. The presentation was made at a luncheon hosted by the Lodge for 17 disabled veterans and five staff members. Catalina Mountain and San Manuel lodges sold raffle tickets for a gift generously donated by Catalina Marina to help raise funds to purchase the bikes at a discount from Trek Bicycles of Tucson – Oro Valley.
(NAPSI)—Many Americans don’t realize it, but one out of every five new military recruits in the United States is a woman—and 2.5 million veterans are women.
Gospel Rescue Mission will be holding its 26th Annual Thanksgiving Banquet on Wednesday November 26th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
On Nov. 12, SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) distributed $4,500 in food gift cards for Army, Air Force and Navy/Marine active military/veterans and their families for the holidays. The Air Force National Guard received the donation and will distribute to the other organizations. The photo was taken at the Air National Guard grounds. A special thanks goes to Joe Voisine for collecting thousands of dollars toward this effort.
Doug Ducey talks with reporters after serving meals to the homeless Monday to promote a campaign calling for Arizonans to volunteer.
PHOENIX – Doug Ducey said Monday the budget will quickly become his top priority when he takes office as governor, including what to do about a lawsuit that’s left the state owing more than $300 million to schools.
(BPT) - What are you thankful for this season? Your loved ones? Your health? Your possessions? You probably have plenty of reasons to feel thankful but in your community and around the world there are others who may not be as fortunate, and need the help of those willing to give, especially during the holiday season. So if you’re ready to give back this year, here are 5 ways you can help people in your local area and beyond.
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What started out as a joke has become an important fundraiser for the Arizona Youth Partnership. Staffers and friends of the group are preparing to run in their fifth Ragnar Overnight Team Relay Race.
(NAPSI)—There appears to be a significant difference between what many people offer as their opinion about pet homelessness and what, if anything, they do about the problem.
Findings from a new survey indicate those who think there is little more that can be done about pet homelessness may be barking up the wrong tree. (NAPS)
(NewsUSA) - Turn on the TV, go online or stream music, and it may seem like there is no place for faith in our culture. People -- especially young people -- will share just about any detail of their personal lives, except when it comes to their faith. Many are reluctant or even embarrassed to share how their faith makes them who they are.
Doing good works—as in volunteering for a charitable cause—is good for you, according to a growing body of research. Those who volunteer their time and energy for any type of philanthropic activities enjoy better physical and mental health. Studies show that people who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life compared to those who don’t volunteer.
The history of Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871 and continued the following day destroying everything in its path. In 27 hours, this tragic conflagration killed more than 250 people, it left 100,000 homeless, and it destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, National Fire Prevention Week has been observed the week in October in which the 8th day falls.