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LCSC helps those in need through Send Hunger Packing campaign

LCSC helps those in need through Send Hunger Packing campaign

 

Lewis and Clark State College's Third Annual Send Hunger Packing campaign raised just over $1,450 at this year's Art Under the Elms Festival. The campaign collects funds and food items to be distributed by community organizations.

 

Earlier in April, connected food drivers helped raise over 1,500 pounds of food.

 

Send Hunger Packing is directed by Dr. Leif Hoffmann, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Eleanor Downey, Professor of Social work, and aims to collect food and money for area shelters and food banks. The Poli-Sci Club, Anthropology Club and the Green Team joined in this year's fundraiser

 

All money and food items were distributed between the YWCA, Community Action Partners, The Roc, the Asotin Food Bank and the St. Vincent de Paul food bank.

 

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) announced Wednesday that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be the keynote speaker for their annual Spokane Community Leadership Luncheon. The event will take place on Friday, March 27th at noon at the Spokane Convention Center located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

 

GSEWNI Community Leadership events, held in many communities throughout the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho region, feature an engaging leader who is a role model for all Girl Scouts. The annual fundraising event in Spokane celebrates the impact of Girl Scouting on girls and young women in the community.

Clarkston 5th grader surpasses school's fundraising record in honor of his mother

Clarkston 5th grader surpasses school's fundraising record in honor of his mother

 

The "Jump Rope For Heart" fundraising program in a longstanding tradition at Heights Elementary in Clarkston, WA. However, this year, the event was especially meaningful to one of the school's fifth graders.

 

Last year, Seth Brown lost his mother to a heart condition. In honor of his mother, Seth set out to beat the school's record for donations- and he did exactly that.

 

The American Heart Association encourages schools to participate in the Jump Rope For Heart program to help teach students and families how to take care of their hearts and the importance of staying fit. Students at participating schools raise money that supports the heart association's research and education initiatives. The Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser at Heights Elementary encouraged students in grades kindergarten through sixth to reach out to friends and family to earn pledges for jumping rope in PE class during the month of February 2015.

 

The goal for the school was to raise $5,200 total. As of today, Seth Brown has raised $1,200 in pledges - $200 more than any student at Heights has raised in nearly 23 years.

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Two local developers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to prove games aren't just fun, they also have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

In their game, Ebola Attack, players act as the hero white blood cell that must protect the red cells from a deadly infection: the Ebola virus. Over the course of the game, the human body is healed as gamers progress through increasing levels of difficulty. The player’s goal is to save as many people as possible, meanwhile, all net profits from the purchase of the app will aid the relief effort in the very real Ebola war zone in West Africa.

 

 

Veterans Memorial Tribute Program Monday, Jan. 26 at Washington State Veterans Cemetery

A ceremony will be held on Monday, January 26th, to recognize 48 Spokane area veterans who have died and not received the rendering of Military Funeral Honors.

The ceremony will take place at noon at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Honors will include unfurling of the US flag, a rifle volley and the playing of TAPS.

 

The community is invited to attend to pay final respect and honor to these men and women who have sacrificed to provide the American people with freedom. The ceremony will be held in the Committal Shelter which is not heated, so those in attendance should dress accordingly.

 

During Monday’s service, there will be one veteran who had ties to the local area and died alone back East. A local friend has requested adding him to the list and will be here to receive a flag in his honor.

Governor calls for statewide moment of silence for Moscow shooting victims

Governor calls for statewide moment of silence for Moscow shooting victims

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is asking Idahoans to take a few minutes on Wednesday, January 13th, at 12:00 p.m. PST, to remember the victims, their families and friends, and the community of Moscow after a series of shootings last Saturday by a lone gunman.

“It is important that everyone in Idaho take time in the wake of this horrendous act to remember those who have lost their lives and offer our support to the families, friends, and Moscow community as they mourn this tragedy,” Governor Otter said. “I ask that all Idahoans observe a moment of silence... to let our friends and families in Moscow know they are in our thoughts and prayers, and that they are not alone in their grief.”

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga University Men's Basketball Coach, Mark Few, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund.

 

However, Coach Few will not be able to win this challenge alone. In order to win the $100,000 the public will need to cast their votes in Coach Few's favor.

 

Few is one of 48 NCAA basketball coaches competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to head to www.VoteCoachFew.com to cast their votes to help advance him in the competition.