With so many homeless people to help, Canteen Run organizers are looking for more volunteers. And donations of gloves, long underwear, hats, scarves – especially for kids – are always needed.
CHAMPAIGN – It's about 8:30 p.m. After two hours mainly spent outside in frigid temperatures, volunteers are ready to call it a night.
Illinois will end all state funding for substance-abuse treatment and prevention programs next month, a move that could close some alcohol and drug-treatment centers across the state, advocates say.
DANVILLE – Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System was abuzz with visitors Tuesday in honor of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans.
URBANA – When there's only one critical care hospital in all of Haiti, it's hard for a nurse like Amanda Frye to stay away.
A postsurgical recovery nurse with Carle, Frye worked with two medical relief teams in Haiti last June and found so much need for health care, "I can't imagine not going back," she said.
CHAMPAIGN – A family of five living on a graduate student's income doesn't have a lot of money for extras, like tumbling class and basketball.
So Tina Stone is grateful for the help she received from the Champaign County YMCA, which provides scholarships for families on a tight budget.
CHAMPAIGN – If your closets are overflowing, or those bags of clothes you meant to give away are piling up in the garage, now may be the time to donate.
The Salvation Army of Champaign County says it's reaching the bottom of its inventory at its thrift shops on North Market Street and West John Street in Champaign.
DANVILLE – Teams of volunteers who canvassed the city for one night in late January counted more than 140 homeless, some in shelters and some not, as part of a nationwide survey.
DANVILLE – Bob Marble, manager of the Habitat ReStore, knew the income from the facility would soon be sponsoring a house-build, but was a little surprised it would be the first house of 2011.
"We knew we'd brought in enough money and then some to do a house, but just didn't know which one it would be this year," Marble said.
DANVILLE – Habitat for Humanity of Danville is raising money for its 50th house after 25 years in the community.
Plans are in place to build three houses during 2011.