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Sean Doolittle of the Oakland Athletics Celebrates America’s Freedom by Giving Back

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The Fourth of July is a day Americans celebrate their freedom, but for Sean Doolittle it’s also a day to recognize those who gave people that freedom.

Doolittle, a reliever with the A’s, is the seventh cousin of General Jimmy Doolittle, an aviation pioneer. He is credited with calculating that the 16 B-25 Army Air Force Mitchell bombers could be launched using “short-field takeoffs” – less than 500 feet of a runway on an aircraft carrier.

Olive Garden Helps Lift Team Members from Homelessness

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Two formerly homeless Orlando men now have good jobs at Olive Garden and roofs over their heads, and they could not be more grateful.

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Two formerly homeless Orlando men now have good jobs at Olive Garden and roofs over their heads, and they could not be more grateful.

KeyBank Provides $16.2MM for 50 Units of Permanent Supportive Housing at Drexel House in Olympia, Washington

Devoe II Housing, an expansion of Drexel House, will make permanent supportive housing available to veterans and homeless individuals in Olympia and Thurston Counties
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CLEVELAND, June 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ — KeyBank announced it will provide a total of $16.2MM to help develop 50 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans and homeless individuals at Devoe II Housing. Living options will be provided for individuals making at or below between 30 and 50 percent of the area median income. The $16.2MM total is comprised of a $6.9MM construction loan and a $9.3MM equity investment. Aubre Dickson and Jennifer Seamons of Key’s Community Development Lending & Investing (CDLI) team arranged the financing.

Chicago Shelter More Than Just a Band-Aid for Healing the Homeless

A Safe Haven helps homeless in sudden or chronic social and financial crisis, addressing the root causes to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency
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One look at the brightly colored mural on the brick wall, the tall glass windows and colorful landscaping around the exterior and it is clear A Safe Haven is not just a homeless shelter, but a solace for its residents and visitors. A Safe Haven strives to combat homelessness and poverty by providing more than just a free meal or bed to sleep at night, but the chance to move forward.

Homeless Veteran Finds Hope at Time Warner Cable

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Time Warner Cable is proud of its military veterans. From our Vet Net employee network to our comprehensive military leave policy for reservists and active duty, TWC celebrates the contributions these employees make to our country and our company. In fact, military veterans make up just over 8 percent of TWC’s workforce.

Brunswick Action Team Captains Hold Clothing Drive for Homeless Vets

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Action Team Captains from Brunswick High School spent January collecting much-needed winter necessitates, including jackets, sweaters, hats and gloves, for homeless veterans.

The project culminated with a visit by the student volunteers -- -- Stephen Backman, Will Bessey, Kimberly Brown and Jenna Bailey -- to the Maine Homeless Veterans Alliance, a daily safe space in Portland, Me., for the homeless that provides food, shelter, laundry services and counseling.

FOX's 'Grease: Live' Partners with DoSomething.org for Teens for Jeans Campaign

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In an effort to help the more than one million young people in the United States who experience homelessness every year, the cast of FOX's hit musical special Grease: Live partnered with DoSomething.org for its annual Teens for Jeans campaign, encouraging youth to collect jeans for the homeless. FOX promoted the campaign across its social media platforms during the live broadcast on Sunday, January 31, and members of both the cast and the audience got involved, as well.

American Heroes Really Are All Around Us

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Veterans Day is a special day for our nation, and it compels us to take action in many different ways. Whether it’s volunteering for a military charity or simply thanking a veteran or service member, each of us are reminded to extend meaningful acts of gratitude to our American heroes.  

Chris Young Assists with Operation Backpack in NYC

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Before heading to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, veteran outfielder Chris Young detoured downtown to stuff school supplies into backpacks for homeless kids and shine a spotlight on Volunteers of America’s annual Operation Backpack program.

The Greater New York VOA affiliate recruited volunteers like Young over a three-week long period to help in sorting supplies and assembling backpacks for distribution to shelters.

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