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.
From the Central Illinois chapter of the American Red Cross:
DANVILLE – It all started in the car when Emily, a first grader, suddenly announced to her parents that she wanted to give money to charity.
"It was out of the blue. We were talking about other things," said her mother, Jamie Skovran. "It kind of threw us, but we were really proud."
CHAMPAIGN – Over the last four or five years, at least two dozen employees at Jimmy John's have received free dental work courtesy of their boss, founder Jimmy John Liautaud.
CHAMPAIGN — A new dental clinic for low-income families is getting a $50,000 boost from Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John’s.
The United Way of Champaign County announced the gift today in advance of its board meeting at 3 p.m.
DANVILLE – His eyes lit up when they handed him a sleeping bag.
An intensified effort to count the homeless in Champaign County will begin this evening, part of a federal survey conducted every two years.
Organizers are taking extra steps to ensure they don't miss anyone in this year's count, which helps determine how much federal funding the community receives to fight homelessness.
Taxpayer donations from 2009 Schedule G
Alheimers Disease Research: $135,864
Penny Severns Breast, Cervical and Ovarian Cancer Research: $157,381
Child Abuse Prevention: $158,284
Crisis Nurseries: $44,771
Diabetes Research: $100,113.
Homeless Assistance: $159,599
Hunger Relief: $100,246