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Planned panel, resource fair hope to help turn faith into action

Planned panel, resource fair hope to help turn faith into action

All of the faith communities in Billings that took part in a recent survey say that helping the poor and homeless is woven into the fabric of their religious beliefs.

October 18, 2014 8:15 amLoading…
Deidre Loftus, left, and Jessi Courier

Deidre Loftus, left, and Jessi Courier

Deidre Loftus, left, and Jessi Courier are AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers working on a faith initiative for the city of Billings. The pair is focused on connecting faith groups with each other and with service providers that help the city's poor and homeless.

October 18, 2014 12:15 amLoading…
Teens, architects team up to study design in 3 dimensions

Teens, architects team up to study design in 3 dimensions

With the help of the Billings library TECH Center and a pair of Billings architects — one of them in training, the other practicing — a group of 10 Billings area teenagers learned last week how to design, render and print everyday items in three dimensions.

August 04, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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AmeriCorps volunteers Bridget Johnson and Kersey Voss

AmeriCorps volunteers Bridget Johnson and Kersey Voss

AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers Bridget Johnson, left, and Kersey Voss help dig a trench foundation for a raised bed in the community garden at Lockwood School on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

April 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Michele Prange and her husband Fred

Michele Prange and her husband Fred

Lockwood Schools employee Michele Prange, left, and her husband Fred joined dozens of volunteers working on the community garden at the school Saturday, April 5, 2014.

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Maggie Harkins

Maggie Harkins

Maggie Harkins is a FoodCorps service member at the Yellowstone Valley Boys and Girls Club. Pictured Saturday, April 5, 2014.

April 05, 2014 3:11 pmLoading…
Mikayla Ramsey and Chris Wells

Mikayla Ramsey and Chris Wells

Volunteers Mikayla Ramsey, 6, left, and Chris Wells with Kohl’s Cares works on the community garden at Lockwood School on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

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Tyler Andersen helps prepare beds

Tyler Andersen helps prepare beds

Volunteer Tyler Andersen, 12, helps prepare beds at the community garden at Lockwood School on Saturday.

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Survey to count Billings' homeless youth wraps up

A survey to get a better idea of how many homeless youth live in Billings has wrapped up, and a handful of Americorps VISTA members and volunteers are poring over and analyzing the data.

July 18, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…
Survey planned to count, understand Billings' homeless youth population

Survey planned to count, understand Billings' homeless youth population

Sheri Boelter, executive director of the Tumbleweed program, which works with homeless youth, calls them Billings’ “purposefully invisible” population.

July 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
New resources for homeless people unveiled

New resources for homeless people unveiled

Two new resources for homeless people were introduced at an afternoon reception in Billings on Tuesday.

June 25, 2013 5:57 pm Photos

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Sue Runkle and Kelly Fessle listen as Mayor Tom Hanel speaks

Sue Runkle and Kelly Fessle listen as Mayor Tom Hanel speaks

Sue Runkle, left, chair of the Mayor’s Committee on Homelessness, and Kelly Fessler, an AmeriCorps VISTA member, listen as Mayor Tom Hanel speaks during a reception at RiverStone Health on Tuesday.

June 25, 2013 4:17 pmLoading…
Mayor's Committee on Homelessness

Mayor's Committee on Homelessness

Sue Runkle, left, chair of the Mayor’s Committee on Homelessness, and Kelly Fessler, an AmeriCorps VISTA member, listen as Mayor Tom Hanel speaks during a reception in June. The homelessness committee currently has a dozen openings.

June 25, 2013 4:17 pmLoading…
Weekly Webb: Embracing the do-it-yourself spirit

Weekly Webb: Embracing the do-it-yourself spirit

The Salvation Army’s Middle Ground program celebrates kids and community. Now, it’s time for the community to celebrate the great work the nonprofit organization does preparing students for the world.

May 03, 2013 6:30 amLoading…
Telling their story: "And I Know" tackles homelessness

Telling their story: "And I Know" tackles homelessness

If there’s anything playwrights Ryan Gage and Shad Scott would like the audience to understand when they see their new play, “And I Know,” it’s that homelessness is more than the images you see on television.

April 18, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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AmeriCorps duo digs into community gardening project

AmeriCorps duo digs into community gardening project

A new crop of community gardens in Billings will sprout in the coming spring weeks.

March 25, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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AmeriCorps celebrates by helping others

AmeriCorps celebrates by helping others

Katerina Mendoza wore a slightly dented visor that she plucked from a pile of clothing she was sorting at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store on Wednesday.

March 14, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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'Project Homelessness'€ preview

'Project Homelessness'€ preview

Americorps VISTA volunteers Jessie Obee and Amy Dixon read a passage from an interview with a homeless child at the Montana Rescue Mission Women's and Family Shelter.

February 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Garden tool donations to help families grow their own food

Garden tool donations to help families grow their own food

Housing Authority of Billings Community Gardens and King’s Ace Hardware have partnered to fight hunger in Billings with a Christmas garden tool drive. Organizers say it is a gift that keeps giving.

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Gazette opinion: Be part of ending homelessness in Billings

Gazette opinion: Be part of ending homelessness in Billings

A steady job is what homeless Billings people say they most need to end their homelessness.

March 02, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

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