Central Arkansas Community Urged to Participate in Early Childhood Reading Initiative
In response to the staggering statistic that almost 31 percent of fourth-grade students in the three Pulaski County school districts read below grade level, a collaborative community effort called AR Kids Read was launched on Tuesday. With a goal of having all third-grade students reading at third-grade level before moving ahead, the backbone of the initiative will be volunteers who commit to a minimum of 30 minutes each week.
Christian Emergency Network and ASSIST News Combine to Help Believers Respond to Colorado Fires
ANTHEM, AZ (ANS) -- With hundreds of homes destroyed, tens of thousands displaced in Colorado, and now at least 3 million people on the East Coast without power in extreme heat conditions, many believers across the country may be wondering how they can help those in distress.
ASSIST News asked Mary Marr, of the Arizona-based Christian Emergency Network (CEN) www.christianemergencynetwork.org , for some practical ways American Christians can respond.
Online Resources Connect McKinney Volunteers with Community Needs
Thanks to technology that matches local charities with people willing to lend a hand, volunteers in McKinney can sign up to help their favorite cause. It’s as easy as scanning the computer and clicking a mouse.
The spark of invention that led to McKinney charities using a new Internet platform called Meet the Need started 10 years ago in Atlanta with a man named Jim Morgan. He went to his church to ask how he could make a difference in the community, saying he wanted to volunteer outside the church walls.
Meet The Need endorses Unconditional The Movie
Meet The Need Ministries, Inc. announces collaboration on ACT campaign with the endorsement of Unconditional the movie. The ACT campaign challenges moviegoers to become proactive in volunteering and mentoring children and youth in their communities. With many ministry partners on board across the nation for the September 21st release, Unconditional has become a catalyst to connect individuals with local serving opportunities.
Nonprofit’s founder meets need for free software
TAMPA - Jim Morgan was living the fast life 12 years ago, charging banks $470 an hour for consulting advice and traveling four days a week, when he dreamed up his worst business idea.He would develop a software program that would help churches run their food banks and toy drives more efficiently.He would give away his product for free. “Who else is going to spend 10 years and spend millions to make this software to give it away?” said Morgan, 47. “It’s one of the worst business ideas you could ever think of.”
Tampa Bay Non-profit Helps Solve Hunger Problem
TAMPA, Florida -- A Tampa Bay area non-profit is doing its part to help eliminate hunger by creating software that helps save food that would otherwise be wasted or thrown out.
Jim Morgan, founder of Meet the Need, said his company has partnered with Feeding America, a national network of food banks to develop an online food rescue marketplace.
Software Helps Groups Spread Charity More Evenly
TAMPA, Florida – With the holidays upon us, local charities are kicking their giving seasons into high gear, and one local non-profit has developed software to help charities efficiently serve the less fortunate, and to make sure resources are spread evenly and fairly.
"Some families might get a lot of help…others might get left out because of limited resources," said Jim Morgan, founder of Meet the Need.