Organizations Profiles

Hopelink Reaches Those in Need

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It may be difficult to know where to turn when you are feeling down and out.  It may seem like nobody cares or that nobody is willing to help.  However, there is a nonprofit organization that is looking out for people in need.  Hopelink does, and it works with a diverse population from children to seniors.

Every day there are thousands who are looking for jobs, food, housing or training.  Last year about 1,500 people used the job training resources.  Students who dropped out of high school went there to earn their GED. Families in crisis went there to find safety.

Since 1971, Hopelink has been a resource connecting people with the services they need to survive and thrive.  It has put food on the table, assisted in finding a parent a job or helped to heat homes over the winter.  Whatever the emergency, Hopelink has stepped in to solve the problem.

From the shores of Lake Washington to the crest of the Cascades, they have helped many people find the hope they were searching for.

For the entire profile on Hopelink, click here.

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Guiding Eyes for the Blind Hosts Blind Golf “Masters”

Guiding eyes for the blind
IMG: via Guiding Eyes for the Blind Facebook

This weekend in Chesterland, Ohio, local golfers stepped up to support the charity Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an internationally recognized guide dog school that provides dogs, training and support to the visually impaired.

While the charity is based in New York, Ohio resident Betsy Dunn is a supporter of the charity and wanted to highlight that many of Guiding Eye’s dogs are raised in Ohio as puppies and decided to host a fundraiser.  The golf tournament was a spin-off of Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s national fundraising tournament in New York every year.  Many of the golfers put on blindfolds to emulate the experience of being visually impaired.

To read more about Guiding Eyes for the Blind, check out their full profile.