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Hands in the Community Battles Challenges to Help Local Seniors

"We are serving the senior community," said Lester Moon about Hands in the Community (HNC), the charitable organization he founded over 15 years ago. "Ninety-five percent of our... — Updated 11/11/2023


AmeriCorps Seniors Want You!

AmeriCorps is looking for senior volunteers in the South Valley. The AmeriCorps Seniors Program gives individuals aged 55 and up opportunities to become active and make a positive... — Updated 7/16/2023


HandsOn Seeks Volunteers 55 and Older

New Year's resolutions offer an opportunity for people to consider the positive changes they can make in their lives. Some of you will join a gym, others will learn to play an... — Updated 1/3/2023


Kings County D.A.'s Office Conducts Blanket Drive

In 2020, the Kings County District Attorney's (KCDA) Office collected more than 100 blankets and personally delivered them to the residents of Valley Christian Home. "This year, we... — Updated 1/8/2022


American Ambulance POD Program Assists Vaccination Efforts

With the world opening up again and California's mask mandate having been lifted, many local seniors who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine may be wondering how they can... — Updated 7/9/2021


Moose Meals Helps Seniors, Homeless Feed Their Pets

Area seniors who may be struggling to afford to feed their pets have a resource to turn to for Fido's food. Moose's Meals, Inc. is a pet pantry started by Sarah Vinet after she... — Updated 3/3/2021


Presumptions for Claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has established presumptions for service connection for veterans who were on Active Duty, Reserves or in the National Guard, and served at... — Updated 5/9/2020


VPD Now Accepting Citizen's Police Academy Applications

The Visalia Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizen's Police Academy. The Citizen's Police Academy is a ten-week course designed to acquaint the public with... — Updated 4/18/2020


Most Hands in the Community Beneficiaries are Local Seniors

"We are serving the senior community," said Lester Moon about Hands in the Community (HNC), the charitable organization he founded twelve years ago. "Sixty to 70% of our clientele a... — Updated 4/10/2020


Local Seniors Volunteer at Gleanings for the Hungry

Few people in the Central Valley know that there is a huge operation right in our backyard that sends literally tons of free local fruit and dried soup mix to desperately hungry people in many countries around the world, and many... — Updated 9/2/2019


California Highway Patrol Seeks More Local Senior Volunteers

If you are at least 55 years old and meet a few other requirements, the California Highway Patrol wants you! The CHP is looking to increase the numbers of people involved in its... — Updated 10/9/2017


Local Animal Shelters Need Help

Two area animal shelters are seeking volunteers to socialize dogs and cats, and to help them find loving homes. No doubt, it is difficult to see animals that have been abandoned, or... — Updated 8/21/2014


As Simple As installing A Light Bulb

As the local population ages, and the unemployment rate continues to hover around 11% in Tulare and Kings Counties, there are those living in our cities and towns with ongoing... — Updated 8/21/2014


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