Jodi Hannick was shocked to see how quickly everything her family had disappeared.Once upon a time, she and her husband were both working, earning “more money than we knew what to do with,” and their family was happily living in their own home.By Thanksgiving 2016, health, personal and professional problems had left them unemployed and homeless. For three months, they lived in tents, their car and the occasional cabin or motel room.“Before, when I saw people living in tents, I always wondered how they got there,” Hannick says. “Now I got my answer. I saw how fast we lost everything: our vehicle, our house, all our personal belongings, and the faith of our loved ones. Everything went away as we dropped off the face of the Earth.”Relief came after a family member set up a meeting with Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, the Springs-based agency that has helped hundreds of thousands of people since its founding in 1968.“They shut the door, let … [Read more...] about Catholic Charities celebrates 50 years of hope and help
Celebrating 25 years of service
LA CROSSE, Wis. — Sandy Brekke turns to a famous definition of success when she reflects on the achievements of St. Clare Health Mission in La Crosse on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded," wrote Bessie Stanley, more than a century ago, words often ascribed to essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. "That's what embodies this place," said Brekke, a critical care nurse by profession who has been the mission's executive director for a dozen years. "You get to see what you do can lift a burden for someone. That's what life is all about." "I get to see it in the volunteers — to see people who do that as their life's mission," Brekke said during an interview with the La Crosse Tribune in the long, one-story facility. The volunteers — totaling about 300 now and tallying 2,000 to 3,000 over the life of the mission — have undertaken a monumental mission. Since the first … [Read more...] about Wisconsin health mission celebrates 25 years
PUBLISHED: 10:35 29 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 29 June 2018 Conor Matchett Marian Hunt and Angela Meadows who are celebrating a combined total of 70 years service with the NHS. Picture: James Paget University Hospital Archant Two sisters will celebrate a total of 70 years service in local healthcare as the NHS reaches an historic milestone. Angela Meadows and Marian Hunt, from Lowestoft, both work at the James Paget University Hospital and have been invited to two prestigious events to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday next week. The sisters have a combined total of 70 years’ service, with Angela currently on 37 years after five years off to look after her children, with Marian on 33 years after doing the same for two years. Pharmacy technician Mrs Meadows, 59, started her career at Lowestoft Hospital in 1976 as one of three pharmacy staff dispensing medicines to both inpatients and outpatients when it was a small general hospital. At that time, tablets came in bulk … [Read more...] about Sisters celebrate 70 years of working for the NHS
Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press Published 1:29 p.m. UTC Jun 19, 2018 It will be Greek fun for everyone at St. Nicholas' annual Opa! Fest this weekend. Now in its 25th year, Opa! Fest is the largest ongoing Greek festival in metro Detroit. The three-day celebration is at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W. Wattles Road, in Troy. There will be Greek food, dancing and costumes. At the Greek marketplace, you can buy clothing, jewelry, arts and crafts. Tours of St. Nicholas will be offered, and there will be presentations on Greek culture and religion. A highlight of the festival is, of course, the food. Greek chef, nutritionist and health expert Stella Metsovas will appear 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday and 5-8 p.m. Saturday. She'll be discussing and signing her book “Wild Mediterranean: The Age-old, Science-new Plan for a Healthy Gut, with Food You Can Trust” (Pam Krauss/Avery, $27.) The thrust of the book is promoting gut health the … [Read more...] about Opa! Fest celebrates 25 years of Greek festivities in Troy
Welcome to Judd & Son Chimney Service Inc.! Judd & Son Chimney Service, Inc. is a locally owned company, providing all residential and commercial service needs, ranging from the smallest to the biggest jobs. We proudly have served the community since 1989 by offering a full range of services in chimney, masonry and general contracting. We are "Celebrating 25 years of quality service you can depend on." Services we offer • Chimney sweep/inspection Liners We use VENTINOX chimney liners and THERMIX chimney insulation from Pro Tech Systems, Inc., to reline fireplaces as well as furnace chimneys. Pro Tech Systems has been the leader in venting technology since 1982 when they introduced the first UL Listed flexible chimney liner.ventinox.com. Crown wash Damaged chimney crowns are the leading cause of deterioration to masonry chimneys. On average, chimney crowns need replacing every 7 to 10 years due to constant abuse from Mother Nature. If left unattended, even minor cracking … [Read more...] about Judd & Son Chimney Service, Inc.