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Donors Chip In To Help Programs Hurt By Shutdown

Across the country, donors big and small are opening their wallets to help keep afloat programs that protect people in need as the government shutdown persists. A pair of Texas philanthropists pledged up to $10 million to help Head Start programs for poor children hurt by the shutdown. A university in New Hampshire decided to offer scholarships to active-duty military personnel whose tuition assistance has been switched off by the shutdown. And in Arkansas, people have been donating to Our House.

10/13/2013

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Clarksville Again Braces For Flooding

“When the prediction came to us in April, we built a wall with excess room at the top beyond what they suggested where the level might be,” Clarksville Mayor Jo Ann Smiley says.

05/30/2013

Photo via Twitter feed of Casey Nolan/KSDK

Clarksville, Missouri Scrambles To Sandbag

Rapidly rising water caused an immediate need for people to fill sandbags Thursday morning.

04/18/2013

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AmeriCorps Expanding For Joplin Recovery

The national service group AmeriCorps plans to boost its volunteer force helping Joplin rebuild from the deadly May 2011 tornado.

06/13/2012

(Photo from Oliver Clark)

St. Louisans’ Memorial Day Spent in Joplin

“It shocks you to the core” to see American flags used as death markers

05/31/2011

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Volunteers Continue Recovery Efforts in Joplin

Efforts to become more coordinated after Memorial Day

05/30/2011

Street signs are slowly swallowed by floodwater May 12, 2011 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. (Getty/Scott Olson)

St. Louisan Sandbagging in Mississippi

Ashley Dickinson remembers Mississippi River flooding of 1993 in St. Louis area

05/14/2011

Mayor Francis Slay

Mayor Slay Kicks Off Day of Volunteering

Slay, along with his wife and dozens of fellow volunteers, walked stray dogs around the city’s blocks.

04/16/2011

Coming in from the cold

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Freezing cold temperatures mean high demand at area warming shelters.

12/12/2010

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