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On the Verge of Cut-off

June 12, 2020 10:14 am

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Natasha, a private duty nurse in Newport News and mother of 3 faced a tough decision.  “It all started with my car,” she said. “I’m an LPN and I need a working car to do my job. I work 40 hours a week visiting homebound patients and so the car had to get fixed for […]

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Shoe String Budget

June 12, 2020 10:10 am

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What does it mean for the average family to cut costs and balance the budget? Typical cost cutting measures could include downgrading the cell phone plan, eating out at restaurants less often, turning the heat down, or cancelling a gym membership. What does it mean for a family living on a tight budget? How do you […]

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Veteran finds financial support

November 28, 2017 7:44 am

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Gordan* spent 37 years in the Merchant Marines. He came back to the Peninsula a year ago with a diagnosis of M.S. He is now in a wheelchair, unable to work, and is losing his speech and vision. After making the rounds of the local churches, Mr. Williams was referred by one church to THRIVE […]

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Family Comes First

August 4, 2016 2:19 pm

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    When recent client Laura* reached out to THRIVE, she was in a desperate situation. As a single mother of two, Laura had been working 40 hours a week at minimum pay, earning just enough to support her family and cover her basic necessities. But back in March, things took a sudden turn. Out […]

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There’s No Place Like Home

February 16, 2016 1:57 pm

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What makes a home? Is it the sticks of furniture or the carpet? Is it the place you rest your head? Or maybe it’s who you live with – your roommate, spouse, or other family member? For our recent HOMEseek client Ashley*, home was a place that she moved into with her children in a new neighborhood. […]

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NPC International and Pizza Hut Make a Special Delivery

January 19, 2016 4:55 pm

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This winter, Goff Cash, Area General Manager of NPC International, engaged 40 Pizza Hut restaurant locations throughout Hampton Roads in a shoe collection effort for THRIVE’s Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Program. Thanks to Goff and his team, 700 pairs of shoes were delivered to THRIVE Peninsula! Something as simple as a shoe collection has […]

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CROP Hunger Walk – 2015

September 21, 2015 2:13 am

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 Registration: 1:15 p.m.; Walk: 2:00 p.m. Location: North Riverside Baptist Church 311 Selden Road, Newport News, VA 23606 In the last 20 years, CROP Hunger Walks have raised more than $294 million to help people struggling to feed their families—both around the world and around the corner. In fact, 25% of […]

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“Lions and tigers, and bears, OH MY!”

September 9, 2015 10:07 pm

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Nope! We’re not referring to “The Wizard of Oz” and the legendary chant of Dorothy, Scarecrow and Tin Man before encountering the Cowardly Lion in the dark forest. We’re listening to the joyful chants from children visiting THRIVE Peninsula when they receive one of the 600 stuffed bears gifted by Northside Christian Church (NCC) Vacation […]

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