Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle founded crowdfunding platform GlobalGiving before the term was even used, and possibly may have invented the practice. GlobalGiving has raised $332 million for projects since 2002 and has helped connect about 780,000 donors with charities.
Roughly 400 Army Reserve troops are at Foot Hood, Texas, to participate in the Dragon Fire gunnery training exercise. It includes a gunnery skills test, battle space training using computer simulations, weapons familiarization in both day and night environments, and live-fire qualification.
A Senate hearing on disability benefits for almost 90,000 Vietnam veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during their service is planned for Aug. 1. The hearing of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee comes after the House passed a measure on the benefits last month.
Army Reserve troops from Charlie Company, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment led a medevac class at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., this month as part of the Global Medic exercise. "With supplying water to various areas throughout the Global Medic training exercise, I have no doubt we could be greeted with such a scenario where we'll need to act," said Spc. Zhahid Salinas.
ROTC cadets took part in the Field Leaders Reaction Course at Fort Knox, Ky., as part of the Army's 31-day Basic Camp. Noncommissioned officers with the Army Reserve's 104th Training Division led the obstacle course, meant to foster leadership and teamwork skills.
Army Reserve medics participated in Walking Shield, a nine-day exercise in Bena, Minn., providing free medical and dental services to the community. The exercise offers troops "an opportunity to see chronic illnesses they wouldn't normally see in otherwise healthy active soldiers," Maj. Omar Nava said.
The Cooper Lane HOA in Highland Park, Ill., is requesting that a judge stop a homeowner from continuing to list his mansion as a short-term rental, which is a violation of HOA rules. Despite a cease-and-desist letter and fines totaling more than $40,000, the owner continues to list the home and approve rowdy guests.
"For the seventh time in 13 years, Americans living in HOAs and condominiums say they're satisfied in their communities," according to the latest biennial survey from CAI and the Foundation for Community Association Research. Also, some 62% of the survey respondents believe their association's rules have a positive impact on their property values.
Around 24 volunteers were expected to meet at the Greenbrook Tanglewood HOA in Hanover Park, Ill., on July 14 to support MLK Build Up Day. Duties included assisting with a safety signage project, cleaning up garbage, planting greenery and laying mulch.
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