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Parkwood: Aid For Friends Shares Compassionate Cause with Community

Parkwood: Aid For Friends Shares Compassionate Cause with Community

Cooking, cleaning and running errands are all routine tasks many people accomplish every day. But for some, those tasks can’t be done without assistance. Aid For Friends is an organization that helps those who cannot do these responsibilities on their own by providing meals, companionship and transportation. Steven Schiavone is the executive director of AFF and […]

 By Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: Veterans Shelter Combats Homelessness

Spruce Hill: Veterans Shelter Combats Homelessness

For struggling veterans in the city, the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House is a welcome place to find assistance and temporary housing. The twin home on Baltimore Avenue started in 1994 as a place for cancer patients to recuperate during the working week. Eventually, it adapted to tackle the widespread plight of homelessness among veterans. “Some of […]

 By Nicole Dalrymple

Northeast: Riding Academy Helps Those in Need

Northeast: Riding Academy Helps Those in Need

It’s been some time since 27-year-old Kristy Spressark was here. She remembers the various skills she obtained when she started as a child. Although the realization has set in that once seemingly easy tasks now require more effort than she recalls. Spressark has a cavernoma, a cluster of abnormal blood vessels mainly found in the […]