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Stone Soup volunteers prepare meals for 2,300 at local shelters

Stone Soup volunteers prepare meals for 2,300 at local shelters

Stone Soup volunteers prepare meals for 2,300 at local shelters More than 150 Women United volunteers and guests came together Feb. 3, 2018, at the 7th Annual Stone Soup event. They converted thousands of dollars of groceries into meals for the hungry. In less than...
United Way, GEICO present 200 books to PB Young students

United Way, GEICO present 200 books to PB Young students

United Way, GEICO present 200 books to PB Young students “Is this real?” the student asked. “I get to keep this book and bring it home?” The teacher answered, “Yes, this is real – and that is your book to keep.” Smiling from ear to ear, the young boy hugged his book...

Help for Wheelchair-Bound

John was among half-dozen kids and young adults from St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children who got out of their wheelchairs and defied gravity to fly at Virginia’s only indoor skydiving facility. The “Soar with St. Mary’s” event was a...
Help for a child needing a new heart

Help for a child needing a new heart

“I’m sorry your child died. We love you.” So read Matthew’s note to the mother of his new donated heart. He was born with a set of complicated heart problems, requiring five major surgeries and an artificial “Berlin Heart” device,...
Help for homeless child lasts years

Help for homeless child lasts years

Billy was six years old when his house burned to the ground leaving him and his family homeless. the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia provided Billy with all the encouragement and support he needed to become the well-balanced young man he is today. Staff...