Stories tagged: volunteers
Wed., March 18, 2020
With the new coronavirus leaving many people at least temporarily out of work, food banks and pantries across the U.S. are scrambling to meet an expected surge in demand, even …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019
A family gathered in the kitchen around hot turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables and stuffing Wednesday morning but no one was eating. The family – members of the Local 44 Plumbers …
Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
Volunteer Butch Slaughter has a unique job at the Christmas Bureau this week as volunteers hand out food vouchers, toys and books to families in need. It’s his job to …
Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
Volunteers need to be fed, toys need to be bagged and musicians need a place to play to bring the Christmas Bureau to life every year. The bureau will open …
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
It takes hundreds of volunteers to pull off the Christmas Bureau, staffing a building at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center for 10 days in December to give out …
Thu., Nov. 28, 2019
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church is celebrating its 50th anniversary at its 219 E. Rockwood Blvd. location. Bishop Thomas Daly will celebrate Mass on Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
An appetite to help out: Hundreds help Christian nonprofit, Feed My Starving Children, pack meals for youth in communities abroad
A sea of hairnet-clad heads filled the sanctuary at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Spokane Valley on Friday night.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
A fourth-grader who was bullied because of his handmade University of Tennessee T-shirt was just given a four-year scholarship to the college, the university said Thursday.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Spokane county is seeking volunteers from rural areas to fill several open seats on government committee that have been open for years.
Fri., May 31, 2019
God Squad is a nondenominational Airway Heights volunteer group that helps neighbors – many who are disabled or low-income – clean up yard junk. Otherwise, they’d face city code violations …
Mon., May 20, 2019
The Spokane Valley Farmers Market will take place from 5-8 p.m. Fridays from June 7-Sept. 13. Volunteers can select the amount of time to volunteer and activities for participation, and …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
The longtime volunteers at the Christmas Bureau are a tightknit group, creating friendships out of their shared work helping the needy at Christmas. This year they came together to honor …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
The Christmas Bureau opens its doors today. Volunteers have been stacking toys and sorting stuffed animals from the Spokane Chiefs’ Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018
The Idaho Trails Association is looking for volunteers to work on two North Idaho trail projects this summer. The first project, Russell Ridge, runs July 22-28. The week-long project aims …
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017
People have been contacting Catholic Charities to express interest in volunteering at this year’s Christmas Bureau, which is scheduled to open on Dec. 8, but there are no longer any …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
Redeemer Lutheran Church hosted malnutrition fighters Feed My Starving Children on Sept. 29-30.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
What’s the best time to being knitting hats and scarves for a cold winter? Of course it’s in the middle of the longest streak of 90-degree days anyone can remember. …
Fri., July 21, 2017
It was a typical day Thursday at the Whitman County Humane Society in Pullman – dogs barked, rats paced, cats meowed. The only thing missing was a human volunteer.
Mon., July 10, 2017
The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery needs another 60 volunteers for its 2017 Rosauers Open golf tournament fundraiser at Indian Canyon Golf Course. It’s the 30th tournament, said Vanessa Behan executive …
Wed., June 7, 2017
Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House is recruiting volunteers.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017
Bloomsday 2017 welcomes runners with rain and sun.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017
Volunteers cracked open boxes of Bloomsday T-shirts Sunday morning, revealing the most closely guarded secret in Spokane at the same moment runners were crossing the start line.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House is recruiting volunteers to answer phones, help with housekeeping and assist guests and staff.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
Spokane County’s legal advocacy program for children says it needs more volunteers.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
Anita Lamp, 75, has been a Christmas Bureau volunteer for 17 years. Even after her husband died last November, she showed up to help when the bureau opened in December.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Spokane County Emergency Management is asking people not to travel to any of the fires burning in the area looking to volunteer.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.
Mon., June 20, 2016
The good folks at the University of Tennessee – Motto: “Football Is First, Felonies Are Secondary” – made a two-pronged announcement last week that sent Couch Slouch into an offseason …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015
The Inland Northwest was knocked flat by an unprecedented winds, but citizens are rallying to the cause.
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015
Volunteers − both medical and nonmedical − needed for local Medical Reserve Corps