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Community support

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 8:38 am

Volunteers needed

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for its Holiday Houses for Habitat display by helping to set up the display, opening, closing, greeting and gift wrapping. Volunteer shifts will be posted online for sign-up. The event runs Nov. 29-Dec. 24. Volunteer training sessions take place 6-7 p.m. Nov. 13 and Nov. 20 at the Habitat office, 2020 E. Washington Blvd. Call 422-4828.

Volunteers needed

Project READS needs volunteers for its after-school tutoring program. Volunteers attend a free initial training session, then will be matched with a student in kindergarten-third grade to help that student reach grade-level reading goals. Volunteers are especially needed 3:45-4:45 p.m. Mondays at Fairfield Elementary School, 2825 Fairfield Ave., and 3:45-4:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Harrison Hill Elementary School, 355 Cornell Circle. Call Deb Dutton at 423-6447 or visit abouteducation.org/project-reads.

Food bank receives funds

Partners 1st Federal Credit Union recently presented Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana with $750 as a result of the “Dime Every Time” promotion where it donated a dime every time a member used a Partners 1st Visa credit card during July and August. More than $3,700 is being distributed to schools, food banks and charities located in branch office locations.

Veterinary hospital wins award

St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital has won the Vote for Your Vet competition and has been named the 2013 Allen County SPCA Veterinarian of the Year. The campaign, which began in early July, challenged area residents to vote for their favorite veterinary practice by donating to the Allen County SPCA. Each dollar donated represented one vote.

Hunger and Homelessness events at USF

The University of Saint Francis will hold several events to raise awareness during Hunger and Homelessness Month. Call Katrina Boedeker at 399-7700, Ext. 6791, for more information.

•A panel and brown bag lunch takes place 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday in Pope John Paul II Center second-floor collaboratory, 2701 Spring St. Topic is “Serving the Hungry and Homeless in Fort Wayne.”

•Mike Yankoski, author of “Under the Overpass,” will describe his journey with companion, Sam, as a homeless man in today's world at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring St.

•A campuswide Bread for the World letter-writing campaign takes place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 at gathering places on campus.

Free haircut for veterans

Great Clips salons across the U.S. are offering a Veterans Day special Monday. Customers who come in for a haircut will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service, any day before Dec. 31. Limit one card per customer.

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