9-year-old Brighton boy makes ceramic Christmas ornaments to raise money for Fund a Life

9-year-old Brighton boy makes ceramic Christmas ornaments to raise money for Fund a Life

BRIGHTON, Mich. – The Christmas tree could always use another ornament — especially when it’s for a good cause. A 9-year-old boy in Brighton is using his artistic skills to give back and he’s encouraging the community to help him with that mission.It started when Evan Alford ran a 5K over the summer in support … Read more

St. Pete PD grant program benefits community with money seized from criminals

St. Pete PD grant program benefits community with money seized from criminals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – More than two dozen community groups were given grants from the St. Petersburg Police Department on Thursday, funded by money seized during criminal investigations.  The agency is in its 29th year of the forfeiture grant program, which gives money to city and county departments, local schools and community organizations. “We take … Read more

Community leaders join Republicans in demanding accountability for how COVID relief money is being used

Community leaders join Republicans in demanding accountability for how COVID relief money is being used

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Millions in COVID-19 relief dollars have been given out by cities and towns. The money is for helping the most vulnerable, but a group of community leaders and Republican lawmakers say they’re disturbed by the alleged misuse of COVID relief funds in West Haven, and what they say is a lack … Read more

‘They don’t have money to spend’: Brooklyn residents hungry for food, community this Thanksgiving

‘They don’t have money to spend’: Brooklyn residents hungry for food, community this Thanksgiving

FLATBUSH, Brooklynn — When Kings Theater begin offering a Thanksgiving luncheon five years ago, it was a nice way to serve community, but it has transformed into a necessity in Flatbush. Volunteers and students from the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus High school served up turkey and trimming to all comers. “I thought that … Read more

14K runners help raise money for charity during annual Turkey Trot

14K runners help raise money for charity during annual Turkey Trot

14K runners help raise money for charity during annual Turkey Trot The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot has raised approximately $4.4 million for the charity in its 31 years of existence. AUSTIN, Texas – Approximately 14,000 people ran in the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning.  The event was held in-person with an optional virtual component. … Read more

Turkey Trot raises money for Denver metro community

Turkey Trot raises money for Denver metro community

DENVER — After going virtual in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, runners are back on the streets of Denver for the 48th Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving. Nearly 8,000 people registered for the holiday tradition, which raises money to support Mile High United Way. An example of the programs it … Read more

Chicago Pastor Corey Brooks sleeping outside for 100 days to raise money for community center

Chicago Pastor Corey Brooks sleeping outside for 100 days to raise money for community center

CHICAGO – Chicago’s famous “Rooftop Pastor” is back up on the roof again. Pastor Corey Brooks plans to spend 100 days living outdoors on top of some freight containers, in an effort to raise millions of dollars for a community center in Woodlawn.You may recall it was exactly 10 years ago that Pastor Brooks spent … Read more

Natchez investigation turned over to State Auditor after money transferred out of accounts

Natchez investigation turned over to State Auditor after money transferred out of accounts

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – According to Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson, he was made aware of a discrepancy in the city’s financial accounting system on Friday, November 12. The Natchez Democrat reported the case was turned over to State Auditor Shad White’s office. “On Friday evening, Nov. 12, I was made aware of a discrepancy discovered … Read more