Posted by Anna Webb on June 30, 2015
The annual Hometown Heroes awards recognize local people who epitomize the values of the American Red Cross, taking action in a time of crisis to help someone else. The Red Cross honored the local heroes at a ceremony earlier in June.
The Red Cross provided brief narratives of the heroic acts that earned this years round of awards:
• Youth Hero, presented to a youth (18 or younger) who applied lifesaving skills to save the life of another.
Helping Works by Anna Webb: Treasure Valley group offers support to families who have lost members to suicide
Posted on June 23, 2015
Suicide continues to plague those in the Treasure Valley and throughout Idaho. One local group has a mission to help those left behind.
Posted by Anna Webb on June 16, 2015
The City of Boise needs you to help create one of the biggest blowouts of the year.
Posted by Anna Webb on June 9, 2015
The Idaho Statesman is just one of several drop-off spots where you can leave books to go to local low-income kids
Posted on June 2, 2015
Volunteer opportunities at Deer Flat and more
Helping Works by Anna Webb: Meridian’s Ponderosa Pacers hit road to raise money for new school track
Posted by Anna Webb on May 26, 2015
Fitness-loving students and teachers at Ponderosa Elementary School in Meridian, known as the Ponderosa Pacers, have been running and walking in service to physical fitness. The group, under the leadership of physical education teacher Jennifer Stoor, has logged more than 40,000 miles during this school year alone, Stoor estimates. Some motivated students run/walk 12 miles in a single recess period, she said.
Posted by Anna Webb on May 18, 2015
Teens wrote about their experiences dealing with their own illness, or that of friends and family members