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Social Services

Comedian follows through: Mohr donates to homeless agency

As promised, a sports radio host and comedian has delivered on assisting a local organization's effort to help the homeless in the area.

Putting grief to work to help others

TUSCOLA — Tricia Willoughby's tiny, premature son, Bain, lived for just two hours after he was born. But he inspired his mom to come to the aid of hundreds of other parents experiencing one of the most painful losses a mom and dad can ever know.

Mahomet residents ready to help after apartment fire

MAHOMET — As news of Friday's fire at Lake of the Woods Apartments spread, Mahomet residents began asking what they could do to help.

"Everybody wants to do something, and there's nothing more frustrating in a situation like this than just waiting," said Kelly Formoso, branch manager of the Champaign office of the American Red Cross.

For the retirees, Feb. 22-March 1, 2015

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

'A beautiful gesture'

Shelby Rowan has had a rough life. No two ways about it.

He lived with his mom in a homeless shelter, on and off, for the first 14 years of his life.

His dad wasn’t in the picture. One brother died at birth. Another spent time in jail.

Spotlight on Service, Feb. 17, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Rotary Club of Mahomet

About the club

President: Debe Williams

Origin: Founded in 2001

Meets: 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Bridle Brook Assisted Living, 1505 Patton Drive, Mahomet

For the retirees, Feb. 15-22, 2015

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

TIMES Center helping man overcome setbacks

CHAMPAIGN — The path that led Craig Zindars to a program for homeless men at the TIMES Center is littered with the kind of misfortunes that can set a person back in life.

Post-traumatic stress disorder and a disabling spinal condition eventually left him out of work and homeless, says the 48-year-old dad who once worked in the local grocery industry.

Salvation Army, DSC reach holiday fundraising goals

A late push of donations, both in-person and online, has helped a local service organization surpass its fundraising goal.

Spotlight on Service, Feb. 10, 2015

A weekly look at area do-gooders. This week: Champaign Lions Club

About the club

President: Charlie Osborne

Origin: Chartered in 1927

Meets: Noon on Wednesdays at the Windsor of Savoy