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Community Volunteers

Paula Claussen and Project Mercy Give Housing and Hope to Those in Need in Mexico
4 months ago

Paula Claussen and Project Mercy Give Housing and Hope to Those in Need in Mexico

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Building Hope

Paula Claussen founded Project Mercy 26 years ago to help devastatingly poor families living along the border in Mexico. Project Mercy is now a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that …
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Former Eagle Scout Ben Neill Is Passionate About Giving Back to the Boy Scouts of America
6 months ago

Former Eagle Scout Ben Neill Is Passionate About Giving Back to the Boy Scouts of America

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A Scout’s Honor

Ben Neill’s connection to the Boy Scouts goes back a long way. Like his father, his two brothers and four cousins, Ben was a Boy Scout during …
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Bob Beavers Enjoys Serving Poway’s Special Needs Community
10 months ago

Bob Beavers Enjoys Serving Poway’s Special Needs Community

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Supporting Special Needs

Bob Beavers moved his family to Poway in 1999 from Santa Maria and confidently admitted, “I have never regretted that decision!” Now he, his wife, and their …
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Kirsten Loy’s Volunteerism Centers on Youth and Education
1 year ago

Kirsten Loy’s Volunteerism Centers on Youth and Education

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Consider It Joy

The Loy family has a large backyard – all the better for hosting Young Life Club on Monday evenings. “All my passion is for teens to be …
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Bridgett Brown Does Her Part to Help Rady Children’s Hospital
1 year ago

Bridgett Brown Does Her Part to Help Rady Children’s Hospital

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Devoted to Children

Bridgett Brown may be retired from her long career as a sixth grade teacher at Twin Peaks Middle School, but that hasn’t stopped her from continuing …
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Blair Evens Donates His Time Towards Great Local Causes
2 years ago

Blair Evens Donates His Time Towards Great Local Causes

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Benefiting Poway

Upon his retirement from the Air Force after 20 years of service, Blair Evens accepted a position as programs manager for Poway-based aerospace/defense manufacturer Rockwell Collins. Now, five …
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Steve Jewett Suggests, “What if Everyone Picked up Just One Piece of Litter?”
2 years ago

Steve Jewett Suggests, “What if Everyone Picked up Just One Piece of Litter?”

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Clean Trails

Steve Jewett hikes Iron Mountain at least every other week. Mt. Woodson with its overhanging Potato Chip Rock is also a go-to. Steve began to see trash in …
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Rob Nigro and Rob McKay Inspire Youth Leadership in the Poway American Little League
2 years ago

Rob Nigro and Rob McKay Inspire Youth Leadership in the Poway American Little League

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Next Batter Up

For more than 50 years, Poway American Little League (PALL) has been a community-gathering place where boys and girls practice life skills on the diamond. “I played …
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Volunteers like Penny Ribnik Hold Hands with Foster Children in the San Diego Courts
2 years ago

Volunteers like Penny Ribnik Hold Hands with Foster Children in the San Diego Courts

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A Voice For Children

Penny Ribnik and her husband moved here 26 years ago to raise their family. Penny retired in 2012 as a director and teacher at St. Bartholomew’s …
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Nancy Peart Assists Families in Crisis
2 years ago

Nancy Peart Assists Families in Crisis

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Calm Presence

Since local Green Valley resident Nancy Peart does not talk about her volunteer activities with many, most would probably be surprised she places herself in the midst of …
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