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    PNS Daily News - May 25, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; On this Memorial Day, President Obama is honoring the many Americans who paid the ultimate price in service to their country; Memorial Day can also mark the start of summer, which can mean more drownings, we’ll have a report out of Arizona, on National Drowning Prevention Month; and a report on a possible political debate at Centre College in Kentucky.

Philanthropy

PHOTO: Hundreds of thousands of pounds of food are expected to be collected in Utah during Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger food drive during which letter carriers collect bags of food left by  mailboxes. Photo courtesy Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY - Thousands of people in Utah will be joining forces with letter carriers Saturday for one of the nation's biggest food drives. Ginette Bott, chief development officer for the Utah Food Bank, said Stamp Out Hunger helps communities across the state feed families that are struggling t ...Read More

PHOTO: Mallory Brown, shown here on a recent service trip to Mexico, is now headed to Nepal to work with different agencies on earthquake relief. Photo courtesy of Mallory Brown.

FERNDALE, Mich. – While thousands of people are fleeing Kathmandu in the wake of last month's devastating earthquake, a 28-year-old Michigan woman is today on a plane headed there, determined to lend a hand. Mallory Brown of Ferndale already had plans and a plane ticket to travel to Nepal be ...Read More

PHOTO: Scammers already are using the earthquake in Nepal as a ruse to get people to give them money, claiming to be or work for legitimate charities. Photo courtesy of usaid.gov.

RENO, Nev. - Be cautious if donating money to any organization claiming to be helping earthquake victims in Nepal. Caution is the message from Better Business Bureau of Northern Nevada president Tim Johnston, who said major disasters, such as the Nepal quake that has killed and injured thousands, t ...Read More

PHOTO: Judy Gregg of St. Luke Presbyterian Church, Wayzata, was instrumental in planting an expansive garden to benefit a local food shelf. Photo courtesy Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With just days left before the end of the month, the state's largest annual food drive is falling short, although the need to feed families who are struggling financially remains strong. The goal of the March Campaign is to raise enough money and food to support 300 food she ...Read More

PHOTO: Organizers of the annual online fundraiser "Love Utah Give Utah" are hoping to raise two million dollars today to benefit hundreds of nonprofits and schools. Photo courtesy of the Community Foundation of Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY - Raising $2 million in one day, today, to benefit hundreds of nonprofits and schools is the goal of "Love Utah Give Utah." Blair Hodson is director of initiatives with the Community Foundation of Utah, which organizes the annual day of online giving at loveUTgiveUT.org. He says the ...Read More

PHOTO: Boy Scouts across Utah will be collecting food Saturday in an annual effort that netted 1.6 million pounds of food last year. Photo courtesy Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY - Thousands of Boy Scouts and volunteers are collecting food Saturday in an annual event that will likely provide more than 1 million meals for people in Utah. The Utah Food Bank operates the "Scouting for Food" event each year in partnership with more than 130 food pantries and agen ...Read More

PHOTO: Organizers say the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship program has become a major selling point for the city, attracting businesses and giving residents another incentive to stay in the city. Photo courtesy of V. Washington.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - It's a big anniversary for the Kalamazoo Promise, as what is believed to be the nation's first community-based full tuition scholarship program turns 10. The 2005 announcement that a group of anonymous donors had pledged to pay full college tuition for all graduates of the Kalama ...Read More

PHOTO: A local brewing company has released a beer to salute Chesapeake Bay. Full Tilt Brewing's The Bay IPA also helps raise money for restoration projects. Photo credit: Ben Schumin/Wikimedia Commons

BALTIMORE - It's a win for a local company and a win for Chesapeake Bay. A Baltimore-based brewing company has created "The Bay IPA" - a beer that salutes the bay with label art, and a portion of sales proceeds will go to the Chesapeake Bay Trust for restoration projects. Full Tilt Brewing co-owner ...Read More

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