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Downtown Volunteers Share the Value of Helping Out in Holly

February 21st 2019

Downtown Volunteers Share the Value of Helping Out in Holly (Crystal Proxmire, Feb. 21, 2019) Holly, MI – A recent volunteer open house was met with a massive snow storm, but that didn’t stop a handful of Downtown Holly enthusiasts from gathering to chat about their experiences volunteering. Lori Goldsmith is a Realtor with RE/MAX […]

Royal Oak Rotarians Volunteer Every Week Packing Meals for Students

April 18th 2018

Royal Oak Rotarians Volunteer Every Week Packing Meals for Students (Jeanne Towar, April 18, 2018) As a Royal Oak Rotarian, Frederick Kaiser knows the importance of Blessings in a Backpack to the children who participate in the program. Every week, Rotarians, along with other community volunteers, pack enough food to provide 175 Royal Oak Schools […]

View: Letter to the Royal Oak Board of Education

January 12th 2015

View: Letter to the Royal Oak Board of Education (View by Shawn Lewis-Lakin, Superintendent, Royal Oak Schools, Jan. 12, 2015) Community-governed public education has been called the backbone of American democracy.   Indeed, it is one of the very foundations on which our democratic society stands. The publicly elected members of our Royal Oak Board of […]

Time to Plan Prides

March 1st 2012

Pride planning is now under way around Southeastern Michigan as Hotter Than July and Ferndale Pride both held their first organizational meetings Feb. 23. Both groups had higher than expected turnout and anticipate growing the events this year. HTJ will hold its 17th annual event in Palmer Park beginning Tuesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 29. Ferndale Pride, now in its second year, will take place over Father’s Day weekend beginning Saturday, June 16 through Sunday, June 17.

CERT Training Beginning, Volunteer Rescue Workers Still Wanted

February 1st 2012

The volunteer team will be able to respond to major disasters, and also to help out the fire department in other ways such as first aid support at events and helping to secure the area around downed power lines.

Volunteers Needed ASAP for Food Pantry on Tuesday

July 18th 2011

The Zion Lutheran Church (143 Albany at Woodward) is seeking volunteers – teens or adults – to carry loaded grocery bags from the basement of the church out to people’s cars. A notice put out by volunteer coordinator Carol Wunderlich states “We really could use/would appreciate some volunteers to carry loaded grocery bags (2-3 /ea) for Tuesday, July 19-9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. !! The Food Pantry is supplying food for 52 households this month. MANY folks are elderly & struggle just to walk, let alone carry heavy bags up stairs to their vehicles.”

SEOC’s New Chairperson Hosting Open House July 31

July 13th 2011

The SE Oakland Coalition will be hosting an open house on July 31 to introduce the community to their drug and alcohol prevention programs and their new Chairperson of the Board Mishelle Y. Kennedy. The SEOC works to…

Blues Festival Gives Money, Recognizes Volunteers

July 3rd 2011

Volunteers for the Ferndale Blues Festival were recognized at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Organizers also presented a check for $4,000 to one of the event’s benefactors, Ferndale Youth Assistance.