Originally broadcast 12/07/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local news from the past week from the pages of the Ames Tribune.
After being hospitalized for migraines, award-winning 13-year-old Grace McCunn has been raising money for four years, to benefit patients at Blank Children's Hospital In Des Moines. What began as a simple effort to raise funds for one toy at a lemonade stand, has now evolved into a fund-raising process with various successful campaigns to raise money and collect toys, with large-scale community support. Here Grace tells her story. Currently a toy drive is in effect; for information, go to the Amazing Grace Lemonade Race Facebook page. New toys and pajamas (no food or stuffed animals) can be dropped off at the Ames Country Club on Sunday December 16, from 3-5 PM or dropped off at Moormans Clothiers, Vibe Nutrition, Everts Flowers and Ames Spine & Sport.
Cindy, Homicide and Violent Crimes Advocate at ACCESS, Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support, describes how to help and support those who have lost loved ones to homicide. Currently, ACCESS is hosting a virtual candlelight vigil in support of Survivors, for Homicide Awareness Month. They will post a looped video of a candle flickering starting December 7th until Monday, December 10th and encourage you to show support in remembering those lost by posting a picture of a candle here, throughout the weekend.