Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
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Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
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A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
The holidays are here and many people are in the spirit of giving and helping those in need. But what if you want to help but don't know what organization to help or who needs it?
You don't have to look far. Cathy Miller is with United Way of Madison County. She said she sees a lot of folks who want to help.
"The needs are up," Miller said. "I have all kinds of people tell me that the economy has really had an impact on those people who were doing okay and all of a sudden they are really struggling and so I think the needs are up this year and that means the volunteer opportunities are up."
"It's nice to know that you have a place you can go where there is a smorgasbord of opportunities you can choose from," Miller said.
Another place you can lend a helping hand, The Food Bank of North Alabama. The warehouse is stocked now, and some of the food will go to food shelters and pantries in North Alabama.
"We are serving over 100,000 people across North Alabama, so this is more than the population of Decatur and Florence combined and since the economic downturn, we have seen an uptick, a 21 percent increase in demand," Kathryn Strickland, Executive Director of the food bank.
These organizations have volunteers at the top of their holiday wish list. Miller said just a few hours of your time could change a life.
"Not only do you feel good because you've done something, but you know that you've made a difference in somebody's life, and that is what I think volunteering is all about," said Miller.
To contact the food bank, visit www.fbofna.org or call (256) 539-2256.
United Way can be reached at (256) 536-0745.
Workers at the Downtown Rescue Missions said they will need more volunteers for Christmas. If you want to help, give them a call at (256) 536-2441.
Crews at the Salvation Army said Christmas is when they are the most desperate for volunteers. To inquire about volunteering, call (256) 536-5576.
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