Highlights of community outreach in the Baltimore area.
5:53 PM EDT, June 30, 2014
About 100 people gathered for a ceremony at the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore last week, but it wasn't to honor a person. Instead, they paid tribute to a dog in a way that will help pets in the future.
5:19 PM EDT, June 15, 2014
Bicycling isn't usually fodder for Jeremy Conn, co-host of the popular Scott Garceau sports show on 105.7 The Fan.
June 9, 2014
Isabella Firth, president of LifeSpan Network and The Beacon Institute, was just trying to solve a couple of workplace concerns. In the process, she ended up creating a circle of charitable acts benefiting students, senior citizens and low-income families.
4:08 PM EDT, May 23, 2014
Warshan Hussin didn't speak English and knew only other Iraqis in the area when he moved to Baltimore in 2010. He was depressed and felt that people were always making fun of him behind his back.
5:02 PM EDT, April 27, 2014
A group of McDaniel College students and elementary school kids have only needed one thing to bond: a couple of hours in the gym together.
5:19 PM EDT, June 1, 2014
When Beechfield Elementary/Middle School fifth-graders were asked to design their dream homes 15 years ago, they almost always included a "safe room," a place where they could escape violence, according to Ayers Saint Gross president Jim Wheeler.
May 12, 2014
When Jamal Cannady of Sharptown reflects on his time at summer camp, his voice warms with the onrush of happy memories and enthusiasm. Ziplining, swimming, boating — he does it all.
2:03 AM EDT, April 24, 2014
On Sept. 25, 2004, Loyola High's Van Brooks suffered a broken neck and was paralyzed when his helmet collided with a knee while making a routine tackle.
5:37 PM EDT, March 30, 2014
Maryland's own Sugar Ray Leonard is perhaps best known as a baby-faced Olympic gold medalist and champion prize fighter with a winning smile.
1:26 PM EDT, April 25, 2014
Following religious values taught as a youth can be difficult for many when entering adulthood, but Charm City Tribe, a two-year-old program in the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, aspires to reconnect people in their 20s and 30s to Judaic practices they may have lost along the road to independence.
6:33 PM EST, February 23, 2014
Two decades before Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote the best-seller "Lean In," urging women to empower themselves at work, a handful of female leaders in Baltimore joined forces to do the same thing.
11:30 PM EST, February 9, 2014
One night in mid-January, Jessica Watson couldn't sleep. Her mind wouldn't stop running.
12:59 PM EDT, March 24, 2014
After a busy first semester last year at Boston University, Hayley Spivey was eager to head home to Florida for spring break. Yet while the theater arts major enjoyed the sun and fun, she also found herself slightly bored.
5:00 AM EST, January 20, 2014
Jean-Pierre, a Maine coon cat, had a whirlwind of a December, but has, to say the least, landed on his feet.
5:00 AM EST, February 17, 2014
After her first round of breast cancer treatment, Judy Davanzo was troubled by the appearance of her husband.
4:22 PM EST, December 15, 2013
Susquehanna Bank could have collected cans of beans and jars of peanut butter for local food banks in cardboard boxes. Instead, the regional bank is making its contributions via Facebook.
5:16 PM EST, December 8, 2013
Shortly before Rashad Hawkins was born, his family left one of Baltimore's toughest housing projects to seek a better life. Yet moving a few blocks away didn't negate the exposure to urban poverty, drugs and crime.
4:58 PM EST, December 22, 2013
Janice O'Donnell watched the number on her screen climb and climb and climb. And when she couldn't watch any more, there were text messages from friends asking if she was watching.
4:39 PM EST, December 1, 2013
When Rose and Apollos Ihedigbo moved their young family to the United States from Nigeria in 1980, they were determined to pursue opportunities in higher education that had not been available to them in their native land.
6:10 PM EST, November 24, 2013
When Latitia Carter and her then-12-year-old son sought temporary housing at Baltimore Outreach Services' emergency shelter in Federal Hill, she wasn't looking for a job — just a roof over her head while she rebounded from a rough spell that included getting laid off from her job at a uniform company. But to her surprise, she also found a new career in the culinary arts.
5:12 PM EDT, October 20, 2013
Amid a red-brick sea of commercial offices, chain businesses and small eateries, a new seasonal shop has popped up in the main-street area of Dundalk, featuring work by local artisans, photographers and other vendors.
1:48 PM EST, November 18, 2013
Jo-Ann de Belen, who works for Baltimore-based nonprofit World Relief, was recently mobilized to the Philippines to coordinate relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region and left thousands dead.
5:31 PM EDT, October 27, 2013
In the summer of 2008, When Leora Friedman was 15 and her sister Ariela was 19, the sisters led a song-writing workshop for patients and families of the Hackerman-Patz House, a Baltimore residence for children receiving limb-lengthening surgery at Sinai Hospital.
4:54 PM EDT, September 29, 2013
Baltimore resident Carolyn Karlson grew up near New York's Saratoga Race Course, and has always loved thoroughbred horses. Six years ago, she purchased her first horse, Ave Ravina.
8:22 PM EST, November 10, 2013
The confessions from moms on the Scary Mommy blog are often funny: the spoon kept in the glovebox for eating Ben & Jerry's in the store parking lot, letting ketchup count as a "vegetable," going to the gym to read magazines instead of work out.
August 5, 2013
An anonymous benefactor's $1.25 million gift is helping to get students from the Johns Hopkins University out of the classroom and into the community.
5:51 PM EDT, September 22, 2013
Trent Stroup is a man of action. Two years ago, when the Towson-area father of three saw that his then 7-year-old daughter Addie was regressing significantly in the community public school she attended, he didn't waste any time acting.
5:51 PM EDT, July 28, 2013
Sammi Nelson-Saunders stood in a crowd of blue and purple shirts, dirt on her hands and a smile on her face. Behind her, music was blasting and flowers were being planted as more than 300 volunteers built a new playground for students at KIPP Baltimore.
12:55 PM EDT, July 21, 2013
Erika Gonzalez, 18, has been working at the Charlestown retirement communtiy in Catonsville for nearly two years, coming in after school and on weekends to wait tables and serve as a hostess in the Atrium dining room.
8:12 PM EDT, October 13, 2013
Alice Ann Finnerty, 75, was born in Baltimore, grew up in Baltimore, was married in Baltimore, raised six children in Baltimore and ran two businesses in Baltimore. In September, she was honored with the 2013 Spirited Woman of Baltimore Award, recognizing her philanthropic and professional accomplishments.
5:05 PM EDT, August 18, 2013
Long before he became a Grammy-winning songwriter and hip-hop music mogul, before he reached millionaire status and before he began to hobnob with the likes of Oprah, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, Kevin Liles was a kid growing up in a West Baltimore rowhouse.
September 16, 2013
One of Venroy July's most vivid recollections from when he was a boy growing up in Jamaica was watching boxing with his father, Venry. The November 1992 bout between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe was especially memorable for the Baltimore lawyer who moonlights as a boxer.
July 15, 2013
When James Russell learned that he had a rare form of appendix cancer, he thoroughly investigated his treatment options.
4:52 PM EDT, May 26, 2013
When passersby drive through West Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester community, they won't see flags symbolizing unity or notice traces of an affluent town. What they will see is a neighborhood once riddled with drug trade and prostitution, now being transformed with the help of activists like Pastor C.W. Harris.
5:16 PM EDT, August 11, 2013
Josephine Grant never knows what she'll find at her doorstep when she comes home. The biggest surprise came when she returned from school one day last spring to a stack of 10 enormous cardboard boxes, each containing dozens of baby bottles.
6:50 PM EDT, June 8, 2013
Soon after a massive tornado devastated Moore, Okla., last month, a Linthicum seamstress leaped into action, formulating a plan to help the victims.
6:26 PM EDT, July 7, 2013
Suelyn Rivera, who lives in Westminster, knows the transformative power of reading to children. As a media specialist at Carrolltowne Elementary School in Sykesville, her job is to order books for the school library, work with teachers, read aloud to students in the school, and share her love of reading and libraries with the community.
5:08 PM EDT, May 19, 2013
Unimpressed with the elementary school in her Baltimore neighborhood, Bobbi Macdonald set out to create her own. She founded the City Neighborhoods Foundation in 2003, the year her oldest daughter started kindergarten and the state of Maryland began allowing charter schools.
6:15 PM EDT, June 23, 2013
In the months since the weather warmed up, a Kona Ice truck has been traveling to events in Baltimore County — car shows and ball games and the farmers' market in Towson, to name a few.
3:29 PM EDT, May 12, 2013
Anna Whetstone, 23, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 17. She was a high school junior in Hershey, Pa., playing on her school's field hockey team when she got hit in the head with a ball.
5:41 PM EDT, June 30, 2013
In his 14 years of providing free eye exams for the homeless and volunteering at the Helping Up Mission, Dr. Anthony Kameen had never seen a situation like that of 47-year-old Anthony Curtis.
3:47 PM EDT, June 16, 2013
While most high school seniors spend their last few days planning end-of-the-year parties, reminiscing with friends or trying to fit in one last prank on the freshmen, Nicolas "Cole" Holocker is accepting the 2013 Ravens Scholarship awarded to students committed to improving their community.
8:35 PM EDT, April 14, 2013
Sarah Holbrook, a senior at McDaniel College, knows first-hand the gratitude for a home-cooked meal during a family crisis. When she was 11, her 9-year-old brother died of leukemia.
10:50 AM EDT, May 5, 2013
A good deed can be as simple as giving a few coins or donating used clothing. But Gaithersburg resident Brett Meyers has taken the role of good Samaritan one step further, feeding families by turning waste into nourishment.
4:28 PM EDT, March 31, 2013
Annapolis resident Mike Greenhill is one of those rare guys who, even after he turned 50, could effortlessly sprint up and down a soccer field like he did as a much younger man. Until one evening last year, the 53-year-old took this ability for granted. Now, as Greenhill prepares to return to the game after an 11-month hiatus, he's happy to be alive. For this, he thanks a young woman whom he calls "his angel."
4:47 PM EDT, March 24, 2013
These days, libraries offer much more than books. Most people know they can check out videos, music, video games, books on tape and toys. But in the Harford County Public Library system, patrons can also check out educational kits, filled with games, toys, suggested activities and sometimes even costumes.
5:28 PM EDT, April 21, 2013
On any given day, you might find 27-year-old Teddy Krolik in the neighborhood of Reservoir Hill operating a Bobcat tractor in a rubble-strewn vacant lot, dropping by the home of an elderly woman to see if she needs a ride to a community meeting later that day, or checking out the progress of a recently installed urban farm.
8:20 PM EDT, March 17, 2013
The Christ Child Society of Baltimore was formed just a few months ago, but this organization, a chapter of the National Christ Child Society, has hit the ground running. Already, the group has donated books and volunteer hours at many organizations, and established a partnership with Armistead Gardens Elementary and Middle School.
5:06 PM EST, February 10, 2013
After school three days a week, Alexis Corbin, 16, a junior at Carver Vocational-Technical High School, walks the short distance to Coppin State University. There, she and 10 other students participate in the Comcast Digital Connectors Program at the Coppin Heights-Rosemont Family Computer Center on campus.
4:29 PM EDT, April 7, 2013
When the Hontz family lost their Hanover home to a fire last summer, it wasn't long before they started missing the basic necessities. First, it was a toothbrush. Then, a Band-Aid. But for Lauren Hontz, who was just 9 years old at the time, all she really wanted was a blanket to call her own.
4:39 PM EST, February 24, 2013
"I flew a mother and two young daughters, probably 4 and 7 years old, and as we took off I heard this shrieking from the back of the plane," said Lin Caywood, a 12-year pilot.
4:48 PM EST, February 3, 2013
Cory McCray, whose children, ages 3 and 5, are too young to attend middle school, still spends many hours in the halls and classrooms of Northeast Middle School in Baltimore, where he volunteers.
5:43 PM EST, January 27, 2013
There are Ravens fans, there are passionate Ravens fans, and then there is Cindy Pierce.
7:08 PM EDT, March 10, 2013
Two years ago, when Sade Miller was in fifth grade at Ridgely Elementary School in Denton, she decided to raise money for the hospice in Caroline County.
4:28 PM EST, January 6, 2013
In a city of aging, closely built rowhouses, where officials estimate smoke detectors are sufficiently installed in only about half, knowledge of fires is prevalent, even among the youngest of residents.
8:29 PM EST, January 20, 2013
In its second year awarding grants, the Women's Giving Circle of Harford County gave 11 nonprofit organizations nearly $36,000 in 2012 to help women and girls in the county.
4:19 PM EST, March 3, 2013
Bernie O'Brien is a big burly guy with a crop of red hair. But sometime after noon Sunday, he'll be sporting a shiny bald head.
4:10 PM EST, January 13, 2013
Every Wednesday, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., sisters Shytira and Shyrell Everett arrive at the Weinberg Family Center Y for two hours of charades, rock climbing, homework help, arts and crafts, picnics and other activities with mentors Sara Milstein and Kim Strassner.
5:34 PM EST, December 16, 2012
This Christmas will be the first one in a long time that Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Lopus will be spending at home with his wife, Mary, and their four children.
2:47 PM EST, December 31, 2012
Two decades ago, when lawyer Robert Waldman and his family moved to the Annapolis neighborhood of Homewood, there was talk of converting the old railroad right-of-way across from his house into some kind of thruway.
2:21 PM EST, December 10, 2012
Chad and Meredith Spence live in Baltimore's Mount Washington neighborhood, where the lights barely flickered during Superstorm Sandy.
12:25 PM EST, December 2, 2012
In 2006, when Eugene Semenov was an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, he volunteered at the medical clinic of Baltimore Rescue Mission, which provides free medical attention to people who are homeless.
4:21 PM EST, November 25, 2012
As a volunteer with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, Sarah Kennedy, 23, works full-time for Alternative Directions, a Baltimore nonprofit that helps people who are in prison or leaving prison. She runs a program called CHIP, which mentors children of incarcerated parents, and she helms a transitional program for women coming out of prison.
3:36 PM EST, November 11, 2012
When Clara Henry was 3, she fell off her bed and hit the corner of a table in her room, breaking her skull in three places. She underwent surgery and stayed at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital for a week. Recovery took a year.
4:27 PM EDT, October 28, 2012
They may be elderly, frail and dealing with debilitating memory loss, but a lively beat, noisy maracas and an enthusiastic instructor can get them dancing.
6:04 PM EDT, October 21, 2012
Not so long ago, a dilapidated house stood on the corner of Jenifer Avenue and 30th Street in Baltimore's Montebello community, a magnet for drug users and dealers. But now the house has been torn down, and a mural is planned that will fill the space "with color and joy," said Natalya Brusilovsky, the healthy neighborhoods coordinator for the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello Community Corp., a nonprofit community association.
4:08 PM EDT, October 7, 2012
Baltimore's Ronald McDonald House put out a call for help and ended up with a brigade of mattress movers.
6:39 PM EDT, September 23, 2012
A group of 11 Baltimore women who set out Sept. 19 to ride their bicycles 365 miles across Maryland in five days arrived Sunday at Fort McHenry to the cheers of more than 100 family members and friends..
September 16, 2012
Monica Barlow hates being asked whether she is a former smoker. To her it doesn't matter. To the people she meets who hear she is battling Stage 4 lung cancer, it seems the only possible explanation.
6:39 PM EST, December 23, 2012
World War II veteran John Dicks, 86, has already given his country so much. And yet he finds that he wants to give more.
3:54 PM EDT, September 30, 2012
Michelle Damareck's 3-year-old daughter has been singing "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" in Hebrew, and her 5-year-old son has been learning the lessons of the Ten Commandments, thanks to a program that delivers Jewish-themed books and CDs to their home every month, free of charge.
3:57 PM EDT, September 9, 2012
In her senior year at the Catholic High School of Baltimore, Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski performed her first stand-up comedy routine. She wrote the jokes and found she liked delivering them to a crowd.
6:19 PM EDT, July 29, 2012
Tyler S. Gee, 16, can add several descriptives after his name, including rising junior at Hereford High School and aspiring Eagle Scout and aerospace engineer. Now he can tack on one more — riverkeeper — because of his efforts to deter the spread of an invasive algae found in the Gunpowder River.
2:44 PM EST, November 4, 2012
Angelica Fagan, 8, has a crystal-clear memory of the shoebox full of gifts she received when she lived at a Philippine orphanage with her two younger brothers.
4:38 PM EDT, April 21, 2012
A new nonprofit organization aims to turn the fruits of its labors into fresh food for the hungry.
5:39 PM EST, March 10, 2012
When Jamie Krantz was invited to join a band made up of musicians of different faiths, she was tempted to say no. She worried she wouldn't have anything in common with the other players. But she agreed to join the group as a vocalist, and she's glad she did.
3:35 PM EDT, September 16, 2012
His mother's death 16 years ago came as a sudden shock to Sean Hull. Even more distressing was the family's discovery that Ida Hull had suffered in silence for years with sarcoidosis, a debilitating, often fatal disease that frequently attacks the lungs.
7:43 PM EDT, September 2, 2012
Michelle and Larry Kownacki first got involved with the Animal Legal Defense Fund in 2005, when they became foster parents for Gentle Ben, a Jack Russell terrier who had been hoarded and neglected.
4:06 PM EDT, August 19, 2012
Why are cool-looking baby clothes so hard to find?
2:21 PM EDT, April 7, 2012
The Alzheimer's Association's annual Memory Ball has drawn nine highly competitive dance couples, four well-known judges, including Maryland's first lady, and nearly 700 guests. But the star of the evening will likely be the ball honoree, Sylvia Mackey, a woman who has worked tirelessly for the association and its families.
5:08 PM EDT, August 12, 2012
A growing media and resource company in the city is again shining a light on women who are making a difference in their communities, excelling professionally and offering their lives of service as examples for others to emulate.
4:35 PM EDT, May 26, 2012
Zach Teal is just 17, but his love for books led him to write one of his own and to volunteer more than 250 hours at the Finksburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library.
10:41 AM EDT, April 28, 2012
For a decade, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship has been working in Baltimore schools to encourage students with the potential to become tomorrow's business leaders.
3:54 PM EDT, July 22, 2012
A job at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation comes with a truly unique annual benefit, one that turns employees into grant givers.
2:29 PM EDT, June 9, 2012
Walt Williams isn't one to shy away from a challenge. The former NBA veteran, after all, is perhaps best known for playing under the most trying circumstances in the history of Maryland basketball.
4:23 PM EDT, July 1, 2012
Students at the University of Maryland, College Park are planning to prepare more than 100,000 meals in a single day, to be donated to people in need. The meal packages will contain rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a vitamin powder.
11:35 PM EDT, March 23, 2012
A friend encouraged Shelly Abrams to volunteer at the South Baltimore Learning Center. Now, more than 21 years later, she still donates many hours a week to the nonprofit, which offers literacy and life-skills training to more than 1,000 adults each year.
5:41 PM EDT, April 14, 2012
Savannah Bass, 21, who grew up in Ruxton and graduated from Roland Park Country School in 2008, is working to curb binge drinking on college campuses and along the beach during spring break.
5:25 PM EDT, March 31, 2012
Traneika Fleet wants to become a nurse and help cancer patients. Josh Greenspan aims to be an aerospace engineer. And classical singer Yoon Jung Kim and actor Delante Desouza both dream of performing on the professional stage.
3:10 PM EST, February 4, 2012
A woman who grew up rescuing lost critters has launched an effort to help pets and their owners survive financial crises together.
3:33 PM EST, March 3, 2012
Jordan McKelvin, 14, hopes to turn her scores on golf greens into dollars to fund research and battle childhood diseases.
2:27 PM EST, February 25, 2012
Ten-year-old Juliana Carver loves to swim. Unfortunately, between chemotherapy treatments, medications and routine hospital visits, Juliana doesn't always have the time or energy to be in the water.
3:26 PM EST, February 11, 2012
The Mount Vernon house spent decades as one of several 19th-century millionaires' mansions. But in the last 25 years, the Patrick Allison House has found another mission.
3:58 PM EST, January 7, 2012
The barber spent at least 20 minutes grooming his client's hair and beard. With his clippers, brush, razor and shaving cream, he skillfully tended to every detail, frequently asking the man in the chair his preferences. When the appointment was done, the men exchanged thanks and a handshake.
4:30 PM EST, February 18, 2012
McDaniel College freshman Caitlyn McSorley has never let her dyslexia get in the way of helping others. Instead, it was the catalyst for doing so.
January 15, 2012
Social worker Chris Muldowney and film professor Christopher Llewellyn Reed have found a way to translate their love of movies into, among other things, groceries, fire insurance, hearing aids, a mattress, a new window, the vet bill for a beloved cat and flowers for a 100th birthday.
2:45 PM EDT, October 1, 2011
Members of a North Baltimore church congregation felt they could not hear their own voices while singing a hymn. Others complained they could not hear the choir.
3:52 PM EDT, October 22, 2011
Baltimore celebrities will take their best shot at comedy, all in the name of giving back.
4:50 PM EST, December 17, 2011
Even though he is Baltimore-bred, LaQuan Williams couldn't help but feel empathy for a child who has been inspired by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
December 4, 2011
Four years ago, Glen Burnie resident Debi Katzenberger was finding it difficult to purchase the family's new Christmas pajamas. It was a tradition she had with her own children and passed along to her grandchildren.
2:12 PM EST, December 31, 2011
It wasn't long after Dr. James Higgins became chief of the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital last January that he answered a call from Operation Smile, the Norfolk-based humanitarian group that provides free surgery for needy children with facial deformities.
2:48 PM EST, December 10, 2011
Sea-inspired melodies are helping efforts to give terminally ill children, disabled veterans and other special-needs groups glimpses of aquatic life at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
5:57 PM EST, November 19, 2011
Model trains, not turkey, top the Thanksgiving menu for the Schumm family of Harford County.
10:16 AM EDT, June 25, 2011
A dance under a circus-sized tent at Aberdeen Proving Ground has raised more than $300,000 for a network of houses that offer free lodging to the families of wounded warriors.
5:26 PM EST, January 21, 2012
Commitment seems to come naturally to Anne Arundel County resident R. Kent Schwab.
4:45 PM EDT, October 29, 2011
Jonathan Ogden parted ways with the NFL more than three years ago, but the retired Ravens offensive tackle remains an active presence in the Baltimore community.
January 24, 2010
The director of a Baltimore children's advocacy center says that in the light of Sarah Foxwell's abduction and killing on the Eastern Shore, people are looking for solutions to one of society's most hot-button issues: child sexual abuse.
2:37 PM EDT, October 8, 2011
Every time Chris Seymour entered the garden shed at his home, he would stare at the sleek bike, a bequest from his older brother Robert, who died in May.
3:53 PM EDT, August 6, 2011
Nearly a decade ago, not long after losing a daughter to suicide, a Baltimore County couple made a decision. They would turn their personal tragedy into a means of helping themselves, and others, by addressing mental illness in the open, without shame.
3:30 PM EDT, November 5, 2011
In an instant Russell and Kim Hurd went from planning their daughter's wedding to arranging her funeral.
5:02 PM EDT, September 24, 2011
Wayne Malone is no longer running the distances he managed in his youth, but he is still racking up miles organizing an annual fundraiser that benefits the Down Syndrome Clinic at Kennedy Krieger in East Baltimore.
2:21 AM EDT, April 24, 2011
The first National Hillel Basketball Tournament ended two weeks ago in spectacular fashion, with a 53-51 triple-overtime victory for Washington University over Yeshiva in the men's final at Ritchie Coliseum. It began two years earlier as an afterthought.
4:40 PM EST, November 12, 2011
When the Center Club held a focus group asking its members what events they wanted to hold, some suggested a fashion show.
2:40 PM EDT, June 18, 2011
Patricia Artimovich survived a life-threatening disease, thanks, she says, to the Johns Hopkins Avon Breast Cancer Center and to the healing power of horses.
2:06 PM EDT, July 16, 2011
It's not every day that a person makes a selfless and heartfelt donation to a hospital. It's even rarer when it comes from a teenager.
January 10, 2010
Gabrielle "Gabby" Kozera, 17, imagines the continent of Africa in the shape of the human heart, with clean water as the lifeblood of its many struggling nations.
3:42 PM EDT, July 9, 2011
An Ironman World Championship participant might have been the American Red Cross representative calling to schedule your next blood donation.
3:11 PM EDT, September 17, 2011
For the past 17 years employees from the 126-year-old Baltimore-based insurance company RCM&D have taken a portion of a workday off to spend on the water sailing, while at the same time raising money.
2:49 PM EDT, July 30, 2011
While still attending undergraduate school, Dr. Patrick J. Byrne made a promise: If he had the good fortune to go into medicine and become a doctor, he would do something for the underserved.
12:30 PM EDT, July 9, 2011
An Ironman World Championship participant might have been the American Red Cross representative calling to schedule your next blood donation.
4:58 PM EDT, September 10, 2011
In an effort to honor those who lost their lives during the attacks of Sept. 11, U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen will take part today in the second annual Project Green: 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance.
3:00 PM EDT, July 23, 2011
Meredith Good-Cohn celebrates her 19th birthday today, knowing she is already a woman of tomorrow, a community activist, a scholar, a filmmaker, a volunteer in numerous capacities and the state's recycler of the year.
1:20 PM EDT, August 20, 2011
As the application deadline loomed for vendors who want to participate in a fundraising event in Bel Air next month, Hazel U. Hopkins fretted that a favorite caterer might have forgotten to sign up.
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