Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:47:55 GMT
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A former Opp Police Chief was honored on Tuesday in Covington County as the department named its firing range in memory of the former chief. Johnny Ray Metcalf spent 27 years with the Opp Police Department,More >>
A former Opp Police Chief was honored on Tuesday in Covington County as the department named its firing range in memory of the former chief.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:17:20 GMT
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Crews are currently working to improve four student residences at Tuskegee University. The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected toMore >>
The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the Fall 2014 semester.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:53:02 GMT
Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...More >>
A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:32:17 GMT
A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.More >>
President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Bank of America President Benito Almanza handed over two $200,000 checks to two local nonprofits: St. Joseph the Worker and Chicanos Por La Causa.
Almanza said the two organizations help provide needs vital to this community.
"It really was about the work they've done during these difficult economic times where they were the backbone of the community for nonprofits, and they took on a lot of responsibilities that, frankly, our community wasn't able to perform," Almanza said.
From providing computers, phones, even clothing, Saint Joseph the Worker helps individuals return to the workforce and become self-sufficient.
Executive Director Brent Downs says they provide needs most of us take for granted.
"You woke up this morning and you had to stand in line for a shower after standing in line for a bed, and then you come in and try to get a resume after not being online or having an address or phone. Those are the kinds of needs we provide at Saint Joseph the Worker," Downs said.
Edmundo Hidalgo with CPLC is honored to be recognized this year. He says the nonprofit has helped the disadvantaged for over 45 years.
"It's really key for us to continue to invest in the community and make sure that those individuals who are trying to help themselves have the opportunity to do so," Hidalgo said.
"We feel that nonprofits are the backbone of the community and they, a lot of times, go unrecognized," he said.
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