How Can You Help? Wish List From Local Nonprofit Organizations, July 6

Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum – Berkshire Eagle Online

Call 262-636-9285 for additional information. New Day Drum and Bugle Corps Two 15-passenger vans to transport our children to and from performances and practices. New horns Cash donations to purchase these items Money to purchase new uniforms (about $10,000) More members to march in parades with the corps A new permanent home if someone would like to make a donation of a building and some property that are in decent condition Contact Renee Heider at [email protected] or 262-412-6314 to make arrangements to make any donations. The John XXIII Educational Center The Educational Center, a new ministry of St. Patrick’s Parish, offers programs for middle school and high school students in an effort to prepare them for success in high school so that they can graduate with various career choices and with the leadership skills necessary to become leaders in the Racine community. Supervised study hall, individual mentoring and tutoring sessions are offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
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Here, according to federal data, you’ll find one of the largest unsheltered populations in the country; homeless people camp on corners, under bridges, along creeks. Residents of the Jungle are well aware of the affluent world that lies just outside its borders. They call it “going up,” walking the dirt path up to busy Story Road, where fleets of cars, rumbling delivery trucks, packed city buses and minivans of families heading to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo across the street never notice the despair below. It’s just one long block from the city’s municipal ballpark and San Jose State University’s stadium. Less than a mile away, downtown San Jose is booming. The Jungle is home at times to as many as 350 residents, almost all San Jose locals. Snaking trails wind through trees and bushes, with Spanish-speaking sections and neighborhoods like Little Saigon, where Vietnamese residents have dug large rooms into steep hillsides.
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MPD: Man wields two knives during argument – MRT.com: Crime

Chris Reeve made his first knife out of necessity. He was serving in the South African military and he needed a knife but couldn’t afford one. He was, however, a toolmaker’s apprentice, so he made one and discovered an affinity for knife making that has led him from crafting one knife at a time to founding internationally known Chris Reeve Knives. Reeve and his wife, Anne, emigrated to Boise in 1989, picking the city because it was large enough to keep their budding business afloat, yet small enough to let newcomers “find their feet,” Reeve writes on chrisreeve.com . Chris Reeve Knives now has 30 employees who assist in the manufacture of folding and fixed-blade knives, each of which can be inlaid with mother of pearl, amber, hematite, tiger’s eye, almandine garnet, amethyst, blue star sapphire or triple mosaic opal.
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Dennis Jordan, 27, was being held Tuesday on a $25,000 bond for a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A Midland police officer responded to a disturbance with weapons at about midnight Friday in the 2300 block of Cloverdale Road. The investigators learned that Jordan, originally from Africa, had recently gotten married and moved to Midland about a month ago. Jordan told a female family member that he wanted her cellphone and $2,000 to get back to Africa because he did not want to be in Midland anymore. The woman said Jordan got very angry and threatened her with a folding razor blade shaver, according to the arrest affidavit. The woman said she grabbed the razor while Jordan was swinging it around her head.
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