The Rapidian

Nonprofit Dispatches

This section of The Rapidian represents the amazing array of diverse non-profit organizations in West Michigan, groups that reveal the tapestry of arts, culture, service, faith and collaboration that defines our region. Read about opportunities to learn, grow, share and participate in the life of this community. The stories here are provided by our area's non-profit organizations.

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In Season Report: July 11, 2020

Submitted 07-10-2020 under NONPROFITS

The temperature is rising but the market is cooler than ever! Head over tomorrow for our largest Saturday market this year and get all your favorite local goodies.

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Struggling with Racism on the Fourth of July

Submitted 07-10-2020 under NONPROFITS

As we celebrate our nation’s founding we look at the freedom and privileges many of us have but we also need to be more aware of those who suffer discrimination based on race or religion.

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Guiding Light Restarts Recovery Program Intake Process with Enhanced Safety Protocols

Submitted 07-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

During the onset of COVID-19 in West Michigan, Guiding Light adapted in order to continue its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming in light of rising needs.

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Guiding Light Welcomes Eric Williams to Board of Directors

Submitted 07-07-2020 under NONPROFITS

Eric Williams, chief executive officer of the United Methodist Community House, has joined Guiding Light’s board of directors. Williams brings more than 40 years of experience in entrepreneurship, higher education, nonprofit work and community involvement to the 12-person board.

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Join our 2020 Virtual Wheel Run Together 5K to benefit persons with disabilities in need of mobility equipment!

Submitted 07-06-2020 under NONPROFITS

For the past 24 years the generous Doctorate in Physical Therapy students at Grand Valley State University have been raising money to support Alternatives in Motion's vital mission of enhancing mobility through access to mobility equipment!!

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In Season Report: July 4, 2020

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

Cherries, raspberries + green beans OH MY! Join us this Saturday and celebrate the 4th by choosing to buy fresh products + support local businesses.

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The beginning of difference - God's idea

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

New understandings of the Tower of Babel story from Genesis helps us see that while it is natural to find identity in people like us, God’s plan is for diversity.

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Functional Medicine Practice Expands into Prepared Meal Service

Submitted 07-02-2020 under NONPROFITS

Root Functional Medicine producing prepared meals in Downtown Market Incubator Kitchen

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Thankful for Second Chances, New Clients Share What Brought Them to Guiding Light

Submitted 07-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

New Clients, Sam, Ryan and Alan, Share What Brought Them to Guiding Light

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Durable Medical Equipment Lending Library Resumes Services

Submitted 06-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Lending Closet at Family Network temporarily closed during Covid-19 so the organization could focus on serving people in need of food assistance through the pantry. It has recently reopened and is available for low-income community members in need of equipment.

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