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Tuesday, March 31, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Food banks face virus dilemma: More demand, fewer volunteers

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

Pipefitters pitch in on Christmas to support Meals on Wheels

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 …


New Christmas Bureau volunteer looks after fellow volunteers

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 …


Local businesses keep the Christmas Bureau humming

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 …


Christmas Bureau relies on hundreds of volunteers

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 …


In brief: Sacred Heart Church marks 50th year

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

Bullied boy who designed homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt given free tuition

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 looking for rural, expert volunteers to serve on committees

Spokane county is seeking volunteers from rural areas to fill several open seats on government committee that have been open for years.


God Squad helps Airway Heights neighbors remove junk

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 …


Spokane Valley Farmers Market is in search of volunteers for 2019 season

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 …


Former Christmas Bureau volunteers honored with memorial tree

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 …


Christmas Bureau ready to throw open the doors

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

North Idaho trail volunteers needed

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 …


Christmas Bureau volunteer roster is full and ready to serve

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 …


Hundreds of volunteers pack meals for Feed My Starving Children

Redeemer Lutheran Church hosted malnutrition fighters Feed My Starving Children on Sept. 29-30.


Yarn sought for making hats, scarves for needy

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. …


Humane Society makes a summer plea for help

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.


Volunteers needed for Rosauers Open Golf Tournament benefitting Veanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

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 …


Ronald McDonald House is seeking volunteers

Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House is recruiting volunteers.


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017

38,748 turn out for Bloomsday 2017

Bloomsday 2017 welcomes runners with rain and sun.


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017

Running for a shirt – this year’s teal Bloomsday finisher tee is popular

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 seeks volunteers

Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House is recruiting volunteers to answer phones, help with housekeeping and assist guests and staff.


Volunteers wanted to represent children in Spokane courts

Spokane County’s legal advocacy program for children says it needs more volunteers.


During a tough season, Christmas Fund boosted volunteer

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.


County asks volunteers not to travel to fires looking to help

Spokane County Emergency Management is asking people not to travel to any of the fires burning in the area looking to volunteer.


Volunteers sought as race to develop a Zika vaccine heats up

Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.


Volunteers’ football-first approach has Couch Slouch outraged

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 …


Editorial: Lend a hand or ask for help; we’re in this disaster together

The Inland Northwest was knocked flat by an unprecedented winds, but citizens are rallying to the cause.


Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers

Volunteers − both medical and nonmedical − needed for local Medical Reserve Corps