Charity

Federal employees seek help from Durango Food Bank

Furloughed federal workers have sought assistance from the Durango Food Bank as a result of the partial government shutdown, while at the same time, one of the food bank’s key programs faces an...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting to explore needs, recruit volunteers for homeless services

The gaps and strengths in Durango’s social safety net for homeless residents will be explored Saturday at a meeting. Community Compassion Outreach, a Durango nonprofit, is hosting the meeting that...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans arrive safely in Kenya after terror attack

A team of eight Durangoans arrived safely in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, a day after terrorists attacked a hotel and business complex in the city. The volunteers from the First United Methodist...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Humane Society to close high-end shop

La Plata County Humane Society will close a retail shop that opened in April and featured high-end donations. The franchise will be consolidated into the existing thrift store at the Humane...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Safehouse had increase in demand in 2017

Durango’s domestic violence shelter, the Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse, experienced a steep increase in the number of people served in 2017. The Safehouse is a secure, hidden shelter...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless shelter extends stays to help clients find housing

Nakeia and James Muñoz spent a month living in their Subaru with their 11-year-old daughter sharing a blanket and pillow before they moved into the Volunteers of America Durango Community Shelter....

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charities count on residents’ Christmas spirit

Up to 80 percent of all individual donations to nonprofits and charitable organizations can be made in December, said one local nonprofit executive. While holiday giving is appreciated, it can be...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community celebrates Christmas with girl diagnosed with tumor

Hundreds of people gathered on Christmas Eve to sing Christmas songs and provide some holiday cheer for the Scott family. Meeting at the home of a nearby neighbor, they walked to the Scott home and...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Shares asking for final donations of 2018

Pine River Shares has announced that a local supporter will match all financial contributions for its sixth annual Food, Friends and Funds drive. All contributions since Nov. 1 and through Dec. 31...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Durango nonprofit wants to improve sports culture

In the face of failure, some student athletes must shoulder their own disappointment and the emotions of their coaches and parents, so two athletic leaders have formed a nonprofit to address those...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers laid foundation for successful homeless shelter in Cortez

Thirteen years ago, a small group of volunteers in Cortez vowed to do something about homeless people dying in their community during the winter, so they opened an emergency shelter. “People didn’t...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Food Bank holds donation drive at Walmart

The Durango Food Bank collected more than 4,200 pounds of nonperishable food items Sunday at its first Dump Hunger Food Drive. Sarah Smith, executive director of Durango Food Bank , credited the...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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