Posted on 30 July 2014.
Some of the Solace Program’s participants at the park. From left: Farzane, Sultan, Salim, Omar, and Shuja.
By JONATHAN COX
MOORESVILLE - 12-year-old Salim was flying a kite on the roof of his home in Kabul, Afghanistan, when the kite glided into a power line, sending an electric shock down the kite string and seriously burning his left hand.
The doctor at the local hospital had to amputate the hand, but the wound soon became infected and the arm had to be amputated below the elbow. Another infection led to another amputation farther up the arm.
Fearing another infection, in the winter of 2013 Salim’s parents applied to the Mooresville-based nonprofit Solace for the Children, which brings Afghan children to the US each year for medical treatment. Salim was one of the 11 children chosen by Solace out of a pool of more than 400 applicants to come to the US. This Thursday he will be returning home along with the other program participants, and with new prosthetic arm. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius and the World, Health & Fitness, Nonprofit news, Top Stories
Posted on 24 July 2014.
Posted in kids, Nonprofit news, PARC, Town Hall
Posted on 17 July 2014.
Left to right back row: Brandon Davis, Michael Lewandowski, Matt Collins, Jason Rome, Derek Steifel, Kyle Balum, and Paul Grata
Left to right front Row: Diane Benson, Executive Director, Arlene Berkman, Board Chair and Founder, both with the Foundation for Respect Ability and John Houghton, Membership Director for Guys with Ties
Guys with Ties presented a check for $3,000 to the Foundation for Respect Ability on Wednesday, July 16. Guys with Ties sponsored the “Cruisin for a Cause” charity event to benefit the Foundation for Respect Ability. Read the full story
Posted in Fund-raisers
Posted on 09 July 2014.
Children illustrate a chalkboard at the CCAG-hosted ‘Tawba Wak in May at Oak Street Mill. (Jack Conard Jr. photo)
By JONATHAN COX
Cornelius Cultural Arts Group has promoted events as a nonprofit since it was established early last year, but until now it hasn’t been classified that way by the government. This week, the group learned that the Internal Revenue Service has approved its 501(c)3 status from the IRS, official recognition of what Cornelius locals have known for a long time–that CCAG provides a valuable service to the community.
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Posted in Business, Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Life in Cornelius, Nonprofit news
Posted on 12 June 2014.
Posted in Around Cornelius, Fund-raisers