Creative solutions helped bridge the gap for local nonprofits despite many challenges in 2020.
Blue Mountain Humane Society helps to rehome pets.
COLUMN: Providence St. Mary Foundation is working to honor the healthcare workers who always give so much to the community and especially during the long running darkness that is the pandemic.
The Children's Home Society in Walla Walla is upgrading online services as well as creating new avenues for families needing assistance amid a pandemic.
There have been floods, fires and pandemics in the past and lessons learned can help deal with current difficulties — even if only to reassure people that great hardships can be overcome.
COLUMN: With area libraries facing limitations during the pandemic, local groups are helping with support services — as they do year-round.
COLUMN: Living in the mostly rural Stateline area of Milton-Freewater, Debbie Miller has seen many wandering, apparently homeless cats. “We have a lot of feral cats,” Miller said. “Someone out here has cats that are not being taken care of.”
COLUMN: The Junior Club of Walla Walla helps out in the community, with a current focus on providing Care Crates for parents of newborns.
The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a variety of educational webinars to help families and caregivers of those with impaired cognition.
Area demand from food bank increases week before Thanksgiving
Healthy, happy, balanced, whole and productive living is the goal of the Shalom Project.
COLUMN: The Burbank branch of the Walla Walla County Rural Library District will host a virtual program series to assist young people in learning financial skills.
COLUMN: SonBridge Community Center Executive Director Norman Thiel said things are going pretty well — even amid a pandemic.
COLUMN: Shayla Kern provides inspiration to others struggling to improve their lives.
This year has brought many challenges to mental, emotional and physical health.
COLUMN: Blue Mountain Action Council offers a deferred loan program to qualified applicants needing home repairs.
COLUMN: The COVID-19 virtual adjustments at Fort Walla Walla Museum actually became a way to expand participation in events that used to rely on limited seating capacity. Online there's no limit to how many can participate remotely.
COLUMN: COVID-19 has meant the cancellation of the Veterans Day parade and other meals and celebrations usually held on Nov. 11, but the local hall is now open for bingo and more.
COLUMN: While most places to donate were closed in the early part of this pandemic crisis, people cleaning their homes had nowhere else to bring items — so the church became to go-to spot.
COLUMN: Helpline’s services are still in place, with clothing vouchers being given, personal hygiene products handed out to people once every 90 days, and help with food needs, shelter and emergency childcare all part of how the organization can help.
Snapshots in the History of the Walla Walla Valley
COLUMN: Catholic Charities Walla Walla continues to offer its array of services while navigating pandemic restrictions.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit people who care for vulnerable, older adults especially hard.
COLUMN: For those in cancer treatment, already stressed and with compromised immune systems, adding a pandemic can be a huge hurdle.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit this spring, Karen Carman worried about how it would impact work toward opening Hope Street, a saf…
The 1-year-old Providence Population Health Department in Walla Walla embodies the concept of spreading kindness, all to enhance the…
Serenity Point Counseling was already in transition when the coronavirus pandemic shut down operations all over the state.