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“I Owe Everything Good in My Life to Habitat for Humanity”

September 09, 2021 | By Mark Twyford | Habitat for Humanity -Washington County

The Jeremy Bonus story began like many others. As he transitioned from boy to man, he found himself working long hours for little pay. Living with his wife in one tiny room in the home of his in-laws, Jeremy learned that the room in question was about to get a lot tinier – he was going to be a father.

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Volunteerism

July 26, 2021 | By | Greater Washington County Food Bank

For millennia, people have asked a universal question. “What is my responsibility to my fellow humans?” Maybe it’s as simple as the word itself: response-ability, the ability to respond.

During the pandemic, people needed access to food. Four Washington county heroes answered that call. They prefer to be called volunteers, but they are heroes nonetheless. They had the ability to respond, and they did, and along the way discovered unexpected benefits at the Greater Washington County Food Bank.

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Go Fish!

October 25, 2020 | By Todd Ashmore | Blueprints

"The 'teach a person to fish' approach is one that my family buys into because the educational investment is a life-long skill."

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Elizabeth's Experience at The Bradford House

October 25, 2020 | By Elizabeth Galligan | Bradford House Historical Association

"The Bradford House became the one place where I could escape every problem I had, and helping with events became very therapeutic for me."

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The Only Constant

October 25, 2020 | By Wendy Gereke | CASA for Kids, Inc

Izmo and I entered the room. Ryan, Sally, and Joey (not their real names) reacted with apprehension. They had never met a therapy dog before, and like everything that had happened to them, this situation was new and unnerving.

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Domestic Violence Survivors Never Have to Stand Alone

October 25, 2020 | By Kathy Tirimacco | Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

“The judges always ask our clients if they are in fear of their life, and it’s not easy to answer that question standing up there by yourself when everyone is watching,” said Kathy. “I don’t let them stand up there alone.”

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