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VISTA Member Efforts Increase Fundraiser’s Impact

Giving HOPE, Inc. is dedicated to giving a hand up to those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness through advocacy, community collaboration, and rental assistance. Currently 9% of Denton county residents live below the poverty-line; of that, 5.9% were families. 177 more words

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Large Lessons from a Man with Little

By Khyla Burrows, Community HealthCorps® Member, Salud Family Health Centers

A great advantage of serving as a Community HealthCorps® Member at Salud Family Health Centers… 725 more words

Community Healthcorps

Crescendo (IV) - The missions continue

Mission 6, the final one, was an ambush mission where our aim is to ambush vehicles and kill any enemies tagged along to the vehicles. As an observer, I had the opportunity to take up the role of an enemy. 999 more words

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Crescendo (III) - The never ending missions

Before I start, I would like to express my most sincere apology to readers who have difficulties reading the whole chunk of text. The problem stems mainly from the transfer of content from my iPhone notes into the WordPress application. 1,393 more words

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Crescendo (II) - PHOENIX force commander

Next up in line we had our live firing. As the platoon sergeant, I was in charge of my platoon’s matters. Anything as small as a missing item for the mission up to conducting rehearsals for the actual live firing were responsibilities that came together with the outfield appointment. 680 more words

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All Those Years Ago

(I’m back with the romanticization of military life, and here is a tale of two sergeants. I added a little twist to the story just for the thrill of it and I think the form of this one gives it both a soothing yet incomplete edge, which is a bonus feature to reflect the ironic nature of the tale itself. 123 more words