That's the word from officials with the nonprofit Center for Civil Justice, who said Friday that more than 85,000 families who receive food and unemployment benefits are facing a loss of unemployment checks. To get an increase in food benefits for August, Michigan's Department of Human Services has to be notified in writing by July 21."
Sunday, July 18, 2010
"Families who have lost their unemployment insurance benefits because of a congressional logjam need to file an adjustment for increased Food Assistance benefits by Wednesday to get a bump for August.
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Reuben Sandwich Eating Contest Raises Money for Calhoun Medical Clinic Serving the Uninsured and Under Insured
"They came. They saw. They ate.
Over 20 men and women competing in 5th Annual Pastrami Joe's Reuben Eating World Championship Saturday also raised $13,880.67 for Fountain Clinic, a Marshall organization meant to help people with little or no medical insurance...
... There was also a children's competition pitting kids against one another in a race to finish building a pastrami masterpiece while running an obstacle course. Caron said activities like that help teach children about philanthropy."
More information about the Fountain Clinic and its mission can be found at the clinic's web site:
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