On Tuesday, March 30, in celebration of Passover and the onset of Spring, 25 volunteers with Temple Emanu-El of Westfield wearing rain boots and work gloves descended on Nomahegan and Lenape parks to help clear trash from the recreation spots. Rabbi Victor Appell of Temple Emanu-El, who brought his 16-year […]

PIEDMONT The Piedmont Council Boy Scouts of America had its 100th Annual Recognition Event recently, recognizing volunteers who make the Piedmont Scouting program possible. Among the award recipients was Sue Smegal, who received the highest honor of the evening, the Silver Beaver Award. This award recognizes a volunteer who has […]

Beth Reese Cravey   | Florida Times-Union Ray Pringle knows what to say to people who are learning how to live with serious injuries or sickness. In 2008 the retired Army veteran and former police officer lost much of the use of his legs after having spinal surgery. For years he has used […]

THE NEEDIEST CASES FUND As their communities’ needs shifted amid the pandemic, these neighbors offered help. On a blustery day in May, Vanessa Fransen rolled her wagon up to a house in Makoti, N.D. She deposited a bundle on the doormat, rang the doorbell and sprinted away. But this wasn’t […]