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October 25, 2020 | By SPHS CARE Center | SPHS CARE Center

Capri asserts that STTARS provided a concrete opportunity for her to connect with the Washington community. Her involvement has helped her to improve actionable skills for serving other people, and to act on core values related to improving the quality of life for survivors by empowering them to take steps toward recovery.

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The Dedication of Many

October 25, 2020 | By Karen Sarkis and TRPIL | TRPIL

It is consistently my great pleasure to work on the 5K Walk*Run*Roll with TRPIL and on the Capital Campaign committee. My sister has a disability and that is why am so passionate about TRPIL and the work it does! I have met many of TRPIL’s staff, who have disabilities, and appreciate their dedication to their work.

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The Village: More Than Childcare

October 25, 2020 | By Alex Lere | Village of FPC

I was not prepared for the summer of my sophomore year, the week before classes would start, when I would find that I was pregnant. “Your test came back positive,” my nurse said. Suddenly, I had a high pitched ringing in my ears, and the edges of my vision were now black and fuzzy. My heart was sinking in my chest. Although my vision was not clear to me in my state of shock, the one thing that was explicit was that I would not be able to finish my undergraduate degree and pursue my dream of being an OB/GYN care provider.

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Constructive Support

October 25, 2020 | By Washington Area Humane Society | Washington Area Humane Society

In early 2018 the Washington Area Humane Society was in the beginning stages of planning for construction of their new facility as well as starting a capital campaign. Kelly Proudfit, Executive Director of the society was tasked with building a group of volunteers to serve on the construction committee.

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Unwrapping the Gift of Healthcare

October 25, 2020 | By Meg Steele | Washington Hospital Foundation, Inc.

It was approaching Christmas in 2014. The windows and doors of the WHS Washington Hospital Gift Shop were covered with paper like a present waiting to be unwrapped. It had been 35 years since the Gift Shop had last been remodeled, and now a crowd had gathered outside the entrance – visitors, patients, employees, administration, auxiliary board members and volunteers – eager to see the changes. Each of us took a deep breath as Myrtle Fischer, the Gift Shop Manager and a volunteer since 1960, turned the handle to open the doors to the newly remodeled gift shop for the first time.

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Music Has No Limits

October 25, 2020 | By Washington Symphonic Orchestra | Washington Symphonic Orchestra

Paul played trumpet with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra for half a century before he came to the WSO. He first picked a trumpet at the age of 10 after watching his hometown hero, Benny Benack from Clairton, excel at the instrument.

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