DANVILLE – As an engineering technician at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, Tonya Moore typically works on projects such as new roofs and water-line repairs.
That makes her most recent project, creating a healing garden for residents with dementia, quite different.
CHAMPAIGN – A project to build a long-awaited recreation center for the 120 residents of Swann Special Care Center could begin next summer.
Several area organizations are vying for money in the latest round of the Pepsi Refresh Project.
The project allows community members to vote for projects through Nov. 30. The top vote-getters are awarded money. Project supporters are allowed 10 votes each day, and you can vote via Facebook, text and online.
A new revolving-loan fund will soon be available to help nonprofit agencies withstand a one-two punch from the weak economy and delayed state payments.
DANVILLE – There's a new service suite at the VA Illiana Health Care System.
You can drop off nonperishable food items or monetary donations at the following sites from 9 a.m. to Noon Nov. 13. If your neighborhood doesn't have an association or your association isn't participating, you can still drop off items at any of the locations:
– Meadowlawn Area Neighborhood Association, 511 Meadowlawn
DANVILLE – Several years ago, only a handful of neighborhood associations existed in Danville.
Now there are more than 20, and several of them are joining forces this week to help people throughout the city.
CHAMPAIGN — A new dental clinic for low-income families is now expected to open in Champaign next summer.
The United Way of Champaign County, which has been leading the planning and fund-raising for the new clinic, announced Friday afternoon that contributions for this project total $633,000.
DANVILLE – Health Alliance Medical Plans and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank are teaming up to feed hungry families in Danville this weekend.
The Urbana-based health plan organization is sponsoring a food bank Foodmobile distribution at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1535 E. Fairchild St. The distribution will begin at 9 a.m. and last about two hours.
Developmental Services Center is again asking the public for $100,000 through the Tree of Hope Campaign to supplement its sometimes-unreliable state funding.
The agency planned to kick off the annual campaign this morning at Sullivan Parkhill Automotive in Champaign, one of its corporate sponsors.