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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


2020Talks - August 11, 2020 


Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - NY: Philanthropy

PHOTO: #Giving Tuesday, the movement to make the Tuesday after Thanksgiving a day of giving, is urging people to take

NEW YORK - Black Friday is starting on Thursday this year, with major retailers moving up the kickoff of their holiday sales to Thanksgiving Day. Last year, the Hashtag Giving Tuesday movement sprang up, aimed at making the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday a day of giving. After exploding

NEW YORK - The nation's oldest cities also have the oldest, aging, suburbs; but as more poor families move to suburbia, experts say they lack one big weapon to fight poverty: old money. According to Alan Berube, senior fellow and deputy director of the Brookings Metropolitan Poverty Program, the num

PHOTO: Nearly ten months since Superstorm Sandy barreled into New York, damaging houses like this oen in Oyster Bay, relief aid – from both private donors and government agencies – is slowly and carefully being doled out. Courtesy Howard Greenblatt/FEMA

ROSLYN, N.Y. - Nearly 10 months since Superstorm Sandy barreled into New York, relief aid - from both private donors and government agencies - is slowly and carefully being doled out. There were scandals in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and as a result, observers have seen a more deliberate pace un

PHOTO: Girls at Twin Oaks Camp in Freeport, NY, where camp operators joined with the American Camp Assn. to offer free camp scholarships to kids affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo courtesy ACA.

NEW YORK - The names are being written inside the T-shirts and the packing is underway. About 200 kids from Sandy-damaged neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey will be off to summer camp, after receiving free camp "scholarships." Susie Lupert, executive director of the American Camp Association

PHOTO: Caroline Edgerton is among dozens of people receiving financial assistance from HelpUsAdopt.org. The grant enabled her to adopt Logan. Courtesy HelpUsAdopt.org

NEW YORK - When the fertility clinic and all else fails, adoption can seem like the answer - except that it's not, in too many sad cases. Adoption is an expensive and lengthy process which can take from $30,000 to $50,000 and two years or more. That's where groups such as HelpUsAdopt.org come in. I

PHOTO: There are nearly 500-thousand New Yorkers 60+ who are receiving SNAP benefits and it’s allowing them to maintain good health and nutrition; yet, according to Census data — there’s an additional 500-thousand older New Yorkers who could potentially be eligible.

NEW YORK - It's a nationwide problem. The number of older adults facing hunger has increased by 79 percent since 2009, according to AARP. Local senior advocates say Superstorm Sandy made a bad situation even worse for older New Yorkers. Beth Finkel, senior manager of community outreach, AARP-NY, s

Nov. 27 will be the first

NEW YORK - The idea was hatched just a few weeks ago at the 92nd Street 'Y' in New York City. It grew out of the simple observation that Americans have a day for giving thanks and two days – Black Friday and Cyber Monday - for snapping up bargains, so why not a day for giving back? Using soci

PHOTO: In the wake of recent disasters on the East Coast the Pro Bono Partnership is offering legal advice on everything from tenant-landlord issues to how to deal with employee pay issues during these trying times.

NEW YORK - First came Superstorm Sandy, then the snowy Nor'easter, to kick off November. The one-two punch left many nonprofit groups in the tri-state area struggling to get by. Rick Hobish, executive director of the Pro Bono Partnership, says every dollar counts for nonprofits, especially after t

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