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Positive Steps You Can Take to Support Black Lives Matter

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 21:49

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Intervene where racism persists. Stop people from jokes. Call out what you see. This is taking a moral stance against injustices. * Diaz Dixon
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Community activist Diaz Dixon shares his thoughts on the positive actions we can all take in support of racial equity and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Editor's Note: Beginning the day after the riot in downtown Reno that destroyed property and rocked our community, Diaz Dixon, CEO of the Eddy House and community advocate, took to Facebook Live. 

And every morning since then, he has posted a Facebook Live video with powerful words about racism, the struggles faced daily by people of color and the power of positivity. 

My Guardian Angel

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Submitted by leekiplan_571 on Sat, 04/18/2020 - 04:25

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In the past eight years, Kathy has knitted more than 100 blankets, all of which provide comfort to adults and children who are going through some form of life-threatening illness. * Kip Lee
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Reno resident Kip Lee shares his deep gratitude for his sister-in-law, who was by his side during his cancer treatment and has since knitted more than 100 blankets for transplant patients.

My name is Kip Lee, and at the age of 42, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and found myself sitting in a patient room at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

I was unsure of my future, because I had just finished the final stage of my autologous transplant. I was shivering uncontrollably and having an allergic reaction to the stem cells that were cryogenically frozen and were now being given back to me into my blood. I recall the nurse placing multiple warm blankets over me; however, nothing appeared to help.

COVID-19 Relief Fund is Helping the Helpers in Northern Nevada

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Submitted by krobison_565 on Fri, 04/10/2020 - 16:26

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“It is so important in times like these to support one another and there is no doubt the real heroes on the front lines of this crisis are our healthcare providers." *Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO, EDAWN
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As the Northern Nevada community continues to adapt and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, one force has remained a constant beacon of hope for the sick and their families: our medical professionals. The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is teaming up with agencies and businesses around the state to provide the care and financial support these heroes need.

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Sow Generously, Reap Generously

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:59

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Community rallies behind Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada to give support during COVID-19
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"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." *Philippians 4:8-9:
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Over the past month, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our community, state, country, and world. It has changed the way we connect to one another, and it has changed the way we give to one another. At Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, we have seen the pure, lovely, admirable, and praiseworthy put into practice by organizations and community members who have donated their time, money and products.

Over the past month, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our community, state, country, and world. It has changed the way we connect to one another, and it has changed the way we give to one another.

Goat Sharing for Good

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Submitted by kpatriciabouwer... on Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:25

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Local Business Features Green (and Adorable) Way to Mow Grass and Improve Fire Safety
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“I told my wife that they’re going to be livestock, not pets. Then, there I was feeding the baby goat with a bottle.” ~ Vince Thomas
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Goat Grazers is an innovative goat-sharing business founded by Vince Thomas. The herd may be rented by property owners to "mow" grass or clear around structures for defensible, fire-resistant spaces. Goats can reach steeper and rockier terrain where machines cannot roll, do not add hydrocarbons or noise to the air, promote the growth of native plants, and are more economical than machinery in most cases. And they are just plain cute.

It can definitely be a great deal of work to clear a defensible, fire-resistant space around structures during wildfire season. But don't tell that to the animal “employees” of one local goat-share herd, who are perfectly content to munch on what they consider candy — nuisance invaders like perennial pepper weed.

“They love coming to work … and they enjoy what they do,” said Vince Thomas, founder and owner of Goat Grazers, based in Sparks, Nev.

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