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    Sweat for a good cause

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Saturday's Habitat for Humanity Sweat Equity Challenge has something for everyone. Games/challenges are in place for children, senior citizens, athletes and non-athletes. And, of course, you will want to be part of the 1 p.m. attempt to break the world ...

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    First-hand experience

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    The recent loss of a family member gave me first-hand experience dealing with hospice. The social worker and the nurse I had contact with were both compassionate and professional. Although I was out of our area, I feel confident that ...

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    United We Can

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    How uplifting to see the optimism at the kickoff luncheon for the Victoria County United Way campaign Thursday. The folks in attendance included those who help raise a lot of money, but also representatives from the 20 agencies that benefit ...

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    Come one, come all

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    I hope you saw the article about the Sweat Equity Challenge that Habitat for Humanity Victoria is putting on in October. It sounds like a fun event for a great cause. Contact Habitat at 361-573-2511 or go to www.victoriahabitat.org for ...

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    Bits and pieces

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Congratulations to the seven area nonprofit agencies who were notified earlier this week of grants awarded by DOW Chemical Company. I sat on the committee that screened the more than 40 applicants, the most ever to apply, and it was ...

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    Get in line now

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    I have been pleased so far with the response to our new Helping Hands series that prints in the Saturday edition. I've heard from several nonprofit agencies wanting to be included in the series, but I know there are dozens ...

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    Wanted: Your nonprofit agency

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Our new Helping Hands series is designed to get the word out about your nonprofit agency. If you would like your organization to be included, contact me and we'll get you in line for publication. Nonprofit agencies in the Victoria ...

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    Nonprofits are invited

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Nonprofit agencies in the Victoria area are invited to join our on-line community and utilize our print media in a variety of ways. Representatives can start their own blog, regularly updating our readers on happenings in their organizations. Agencies may ...

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    A place for nonprofits

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Welcome to the first entry of my Helping Hands blog, devoted to nonprofit agencies. With hundreds of nonprofit agencies in the Victoria area, the Advocate wants to give them an opportunity to get their information out to the public, feature ...

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