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Landlords needed: July 1 goal set for the Housing Now! challenge

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors, in partnership with the United Way of Rhode Island, is challenging landlords to pledge to rent...
UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND has launched the Road Island Recovers program, which has made $600,000 available to local nonprofits impacted by the pandemic to cover operating expenses.

UWRI makes $600K in operational support funds available to nonprofits impacted...

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island is offering $600,0000 in operational funding to aid the recovery of some of the state’s nonprofit organizations...
LOADING UP: Ric Wild, executive director at the Good Neighbors Inc. food pantry in East Providence, loads bags of food into a vehicle while volunteer Elaine Fredrick fills boxes. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

STARVING FOR HELP: Needy flock to R.I.’s overwhelmed food pantries

IT'S COMMON for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Executive Director Heather Hole Strout to see adults and the elderly seeking food at...
COURTESY BANKNEWPORT

BankNewport helping to feed hungry in R.I. during COVID-19 pandemic

LOCAL PARTNER: BankNewport CEO and President Sandra Pattie, left, and Wendy Kagan, executive vice president and director of employee and community engagement, display the...

Industrious Spirit, Frog & Toad gift shop team up to produce...

PROVIDENCE – The Industrious Spirit Co. LLC, a manufacturer of gin, bourbon and vodka, has been producing hand sanitizer in its distillery to help...

Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation donates $124K to 15 R.I. organizations

WEST WARWICK – The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation recently donated $124,500 in emergency grant funds to 15 Rhode Island organizations to assist with COVID-19...
STANDING HER GROUND: Karen Santilli, director of Crossroads Rhode Island, is hopeful that an affordable-housing program included in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s initial budget proposal will survive despite the state’s new revenue woes. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unkindest cuts: Many casualties expected as R.I. begins ‘brutal’ budget process

The future looked encouraging for Karen Santilli just a few months ago. In mid-January, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released a $10.2 billion fiscal 2021 budget...
COURTESY AMGEN RHODE ISLAND/THOMAS SEEWOESTER

Amgen continues to produce medicine, donates funds amid COVID-19 pandemic

COMMITTED: The majority of the Amgen Rhode Island workforce has been working remotely from home amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Thomas Seewoester, vice president...
PLAYING IT SAFE: As hurt as his two Providence restaurants have been by the coronavirus panademic, James Mark says he won’t open his restaurants for dine-in service until there’s a vaccine, treatment or widespread testing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Are we ready? Raimondo moves ahead with reopening R.I.

Mounting case counts, hospitalizations and deaths. Soaring unemployment claims and nose-diving tax revenue. Mysteriously high infection rates among Latinos. No matter what part of...
AND ADDITIONAL $1.4 million in grants were issued to 51 nonprofit organizations through the COVID-19 Response Fund, created by the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation.

Additional $1.4M issued to nonprofits from COVID-19 Response Fund

PROVIDENCE – An additional $1.4 million was issued to 51 local nonprofit organizations through the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island...

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