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When There's a Will, There's a Way

July 12, 2018 | By Blueprints | Blueprints

Some say that “the best parents get promoted to grandparents.”  However, when families are struggling with substance abuse problems, sometimes Grandma and Grandpa must take on the many responsibilities of Mom and Dad.  Emotionally, physically, and mentally, it can be a lot to handle.  Especially for little guys like William.

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Santana With Owner


Santana's Rescue

July 12, 2018 | By South Hills Pet Rescue and Rehabilitation Resort | South Hills Pet Rescue and Rehabilitation Resort

When we found him, you could count his ribs and see the pain in his eyes.  It was no way for an animal to live.

After five years of abuse, all Santana knew was a life of deprivation.  Even his most basic needs were not being met.  His water bowl was filled with an unidentifiable liquid.  His food bowl was empty.

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Ed Pahula And Daughter Maggie


Never Say "Never"

June 28, 2018 | By Ed Pahula, Washington County Resident | TRPIL

I was born with cerebral palsy, so my family believed that my future was limited.  As a child, they told me: “You will be lucky to get a job at McDonald’s” and “You will never drive a car, never buy a house, and never be a Dad.

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Thanksgiving in April

June 20, 2018 | By Greater Washington County Food Bank | Greater Washington County Food Bank

You get up every morning and you probably have something for breakfast.  Somewhere around noon you grab something for lunch.  Dinnertime?  No problem- you feed your family.  You know what it is like to feel full.

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Echoes of the Past

June 20, 2018 | By Dorothy Tecklenburg | Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

The scantily-clad couple moves purposefully through the woods, always staying close to the creek. Their clothing, made from woven plant material and animal skins, keeps them warm enough in the sunlight of this autumn day. He strides ahead, she comes behind, carrying baskets and herding the children, several members of their extended family and his elderly parents, who struggle to keep up.

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Clicks For Cash Logo Final


Heart a Story - Help a Charity!

June 11, 2018 | By Washington County Community Foundation | Washington County Community Foundation

From June 11-17, the WCCF will host Clicks for Cash, an annual web-based contest for qualified 501(c)(3) charities, on the Heart of Giving Charity Storybook website.  The winning organizations will receive a total of $6,000 in unrestricted grants from the Foundation’s Acorn Fund.

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