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Help Out: June 2, 2013

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Huntington's diseaseCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Huntington's disease support group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 at Saint Francis Hospital.Meetings are for patients, families, caregivers, at-risk and anyone affected by Huntington's disease. For more information, contact Debbie Armstrong at or 304-549-3266.Tamarack honorCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Tamarack Foundation was recently honored with a top award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations."We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit," said Sally Barton, executive director of the Tamarack Foundation. "We are proud of our accomplishments this year, our 10th year as an organization, and the success our artisan entrepreneurs have experienced as business people and artists statewide."The award was based on the large number of positive reviews that the Tamarack Foundation received, reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients.
"Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever," said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, "People with direct experience with the Tamarack Foundation have voted that the organization is making a real difference."Tamarack Foundation was established as a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising and disbursing funds that support West Virginia artists, craftspeople, performers and food producers, including an emergency relief fund to help in times of career-threatening circumstances.ReDesign by ReStoreCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Enter a photo of your recycling and/or remodeling project that contains materials from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Charleston, and you could win a two-minute shopping spree in the ReStore.Submit electronic photos with a brief description of the project, including materials used, to Photos will be accepted until Aug. 30. Everyone who participates will receive a $10 ReStore gift certificate.The local grand-prize winner will be entered in the national contest for a chance to win additional prizes. For more information, visit All proceeds from the Habitat ReStore fund the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes.The deadline for submissions to Help Out is noon Wednesday for the following Sunday. If you would like a response from the public, please provide the name and telephone number of a person who can be listed in the newspaper. Send information via email to, by fax to 304-348-1233, or by regular mail to Help Out, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301.
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