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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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Donations to The Salvation Army of Kent County to double, December 22-24

Submitted 12-18-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army of Kent County’s “Give Once; Bless Twice” initiative returns this year and will provide a match totaling $130,000 for all donations on Dec. 22-24. Remember to support The Salvation Army!

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In Season Report: December 19, 2020

Submitted 12-18-2020 under NONPROFITS

Join us this Saturday for our LAST market day of 2020! Come down and wish your favorite vendors the happiest of holidays and stock up on all your local food needs!

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The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign nears final weekend for bellringing

Submitted 12-17-2020 under NONPROFITS

With less than a week remaining, The Salvation Army encourages all who are interested in ringing bells to sign up now. The needs of many families across Kent County is greater than ever before. With less kettles available, and less bell ringers, The Salvation Army needs help!

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Putting the Pieces Back Together: Derek Achieves a Year of Sobriety

Submitted 12-15-2020 under NONPROFITS

Through Guiding Light's programming, 27-year-old Derek recently achieved a milestone in his journey in sobriety.

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COVID vaccine trials need diverse test subjects, so a doctor rolled up his sleeve

Submitted 12-15-2020 under NONPROFITS

When the opportunity came for Dr. Rakesh Pai to volunteer in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, he didn't hesitate.

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Rescue Christmas Updates: Pilots for Christ Extend Lead for Golden Kettle

Submitted 12-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Two new groups enter the race for the Golden Kettle, but the Pilots for Christ extend their lead against the competition.

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In Season Report: December 12, 2020

Submitted 12-11-2020 under NONPROFITS

Happy First day of Hanukkah! Which means, only two weeks left until Christmas and Kwanzaa, and before you know it will be the New Year! Come stock up on all your holiday essentials from local produce to farm fresh meat, holiday decor and handmade gifts.

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Secchia Honored with Hillman-Orr Award by World Affairs Council

Submitted 12-10-2020 under NONPROFITS

The late Ambassador (ret.) Peter Secchia has been named the 2021 Hillman-Orr Award recipient for global engagement

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Metro Health - University of Michigan Health offers sign-on bonus to new medical assistants

Submitted 12-09-2020 under NONPROFITS

Qualified candidates who are hired at Metro Health before January 31, 2021 can earn up to $3,000 in bonuses.

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Rescue Christmas Updates: Pilots for Christ and Kentwood Rotary enter the race for the Golden Kettle

Submitted 12-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

A new group - Pilots for Christ - have emerged as a contender for The Salvation Army's Golden Kettle Award.

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