Delaware Non-Profit Trying To Go Big For New Indoor Facility

* A graphic showing indoor facilities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic — Note: Virginia Beach’s new center opens in 2020; Lehigh and PG Sports Complex are flat tracks. 

By Cory Mull

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Chuck Klous was making a pre-road trip stop at Brew Haha Coffee in 2018 when he met local community organizer Greg Wilson and a big idea began to form that could single-handedly pump life back into the track and field community in Delaware. 

At first, though, there was some light smack talk about football. 

“He had an LSU shirt on and I’m an Alabama fan,” Wilson said, “so I started talking.” 

When the conversation turned to track and field, Klous, the father of four children — and four track and field athletes — explained to Wilson that he was headed to Prince George’s County in Maryland for the indoor state championships because Delaware did not have

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Wake Forest woman starts non-profit seeking to help dogs with special needs

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) — A new non-profit aims to rescue dogs with medical and special needs who otherwise might be euthanized, and find them permanent homes.

“I’ve been fostering and rescuing special needs for about seven years now and I wanted to open my own rescue that specialized in that,” said Nicole Kincaid, a longtime rescue dog owner who recently founded Perfectly Imperfect Pups.

“We feel all dogs should be given a chance,” she added.

The new group, called Perfectly Imperfect Pups, takes in dogs who need extra care and attention, and connects them with foster families.

“We take everything from deaf, blind, ones that don’t have use of all of their limbs, ones that need to lose a limb, which I lovingly call a Tripod,” said Kincaid.

“These are the dogs at the shelters, especially the shelters, they don’t have the capacity to be able to take care

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Newton students helps immigrants through nonprofit – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Recalling his mother’s own challenges when going through the immigration process, Newton resident and Harvard junior Fernando Urbina felt there had to be a way to help others going through the same struggles.

“I remember she went through a very complicated naturalization process,” said Urbina, who wants to make it easier for those coming the U.S. with few resources.

To help others, he helped found Immigrants Like Us, “a Boston-based legal nonprofit that helps low-income immigrants prepare their immigration forms for free,” said Urbino via email. The organization helps with immigration applications, including DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] renewals, family green cards, and naturalization.

The group at this time is unable to help those who crossed the border without inspection and need an undue hardship waiver to get a green card, he said.

Immigrants Like Us has been ramping up its work since August, when the “Trump administration announced

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Non-profit looking for community support, continued services following hurricane

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – It’s been a month since Hurricane Laura and some non-profits in Louisiana are struggling to provide necessary services.

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Evergreen Life Services in Central Louisiana is still recovering and needs your help. The non-profit provides 24/7 care for the intellectually and developmentally disabled. During the hurricane, 19 large trees fell on their community homes. As a result, roofs were damaged and many individuals the non-profit serves had to be moved around.


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Director of Donor Relations for Evergreen Life Services, Mitzi LaSalle says the non-profit has continued to provide services, but the recovery process will take some time and any help the community can provide will go to good use.

It costs the non-profit about $7,000 a day to provide the needed services for their individuals who have been displaced and are in alternative living situations. For those that have

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Private, nonprofit and tribal colleges and universities receive $8.3 million to boost COVID-19 testing

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit and tribal colleges and universities will receive $8.3 million to increase COVID-19 testing efforts.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced the funding on Thursday, following his investment of over $10 million for COVID-19 support for these campuses that was announced earlier this summer.


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According to a news release, the governor was concerned about the “alarming increase” in positive COVID-19 cases in the state, especially in the 18-24 age group.

“No campus exists in a bubble, so it is critical that we all work together to stop the spread of this virus for the health and safety of not only those on our college campuses, but for Wisconsinites in every corner of our state, and testing is a key step in doing just that,” Evers said.

Some of the colleges who are recognized in this announcement are

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Local children’s non-profit making memorial benches for Braylen Noble

A local woodworker is making benches in memory of the three-year old Noble, who was found dead in a pool near his apartment after a nearly week-long search.

It’s been more than two weeks since police found three-year-old Braylen Noble dead inside the pool at his mom’s apartment complex.

There are still questions surrounding the case but the community is coming together to honor him. Joyful Smiles Thru Faith, a local children’s non-profit, is helping to create two memorial benches to honor Braylen.

“It’s really sad, following the whole story because you didn’t know what happened,” said Joyful Smiles founder Jacqueline Federico.

There are still questions that are unanswered surrounding Braylen’s death. 

RELATED: Coroner releases early notes in the death of Braylen Noble, 3, who was found in an apartment pool

“I have four kids of my own,” said Joyful Smiles treasurer Robb Moore, “new grandchild, and to see something

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Sir Maejor Page federally charged with spending over $200K from nonprofit donations

TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) – Law enforcement has arrested 32-year-old Tyree Conyers-Page, also known as Sir Maejor Page, on federal charges.

According to a release from the FBI Cleveland Division, a complaint filed with the bureau in April alleged that Page was using his “Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta” (BLMGA) nonprofit fraudulently.

Investigators discovered that the organization was accepting monetary donations on social media and GoFundMe.

RELATED: GoFundMe to issue refunds after Sir Maejor Page fraud arrest

Page opened a bank account for BLMGA in 2018 with himself as only signatory. Its balance never exceeded $5,000 from April 2018 to May 2020 and once went as low as -$12.42.

After May, the BLMGA social media page received roughly $36,493.80 worth of donations in June, $370,933.69 in July and $59,914.69 in August, all of which was transferred to the bank account.

Though Page claimed in June that the funds were meant

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District Attorney’s Office donates $2M to 4 nonprofit organizations

Four nonprofit organizations received a check Friday after the District Attorney’s office received a $2 million settlement from a statewide illegal gambling case. 

District Attorney, Meg Heap, hopes this month helps them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“When I heard that I had received $2 million, I knew that they’ve struggled [with] fundraising,” Heap said. “We love to see the guidelines are very specific so that I could give this money to our victim service providers.”

The four agencies receiving the checks are:

  • SAFE Shelter
  •  Savannah Rape Crisis Center
  • Savannah Child Advocacy Center
  • Chatham County Family Justice Center

All four agencies are on the front line of working with victims of crime.

Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center, Rosemary Robinson, says they’re still helping victims despite the pandemic. 

“We still see the child molestation we still see the sexual stop of children we still see the physical abuse of

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Green Bay sued for accepting election safety grant from nonprofit after receiving another $500,000

GREEN BAY – Green Bay is set to receive another half million dollars in grant funding for its election efforts as officials promote absentee voting and finalize polling places for November.

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Voters enter the former Sears building to cast their vote in Wisconsin’s partisan primary on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in the Green Bay Plaza shopping center in Green Bay, Wis.

However, a federal lawsuit filed Thursday by the Wisconsin Voters Alliance could throw a wrench in the city’s plans.

The suit contends Green Bay and four other cities in Wisconsin have no legal authority to accept grants from the nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life and seeks to bar them from using the funds. The plaintiffs, which include two Green Bay residents, also argue the nonprofit is targeting cities with higher numbers of progressive voters — noting that a majority

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Officials to Remove Philly Children from Nonprofit Where Reported Abuse Took Place

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  • Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and Community Behavioral Health (CBH) will remove 53 Philadelphia children and youth from facilities operated by Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.
  • The announcement follows a Philadelphia Inquirer article in August that stated at least 41 intellectually disabled children at Devereux facilities reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century.
  • Officials are working to identify new placements for those children and they will continue to increase their monitoring of Devereux’s facilities until all of the children are removed. 

Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and Community Behavioral Health (CBH) will remove Philadelphia children and youth from facilities operated by a nonprofit health organization where at least 41 intellectually disabled children have reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century.

The DHS and CBH both increased their monitoring of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health following an Aug. 11 Philadelphia Inquirer article

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