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Denver mayor backs measures for homeless camps and funding

Jul. 1, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver's mayor on Wednesday announced support for temporary campsites and the creation of a dedicated funding source for the city’s homeless population. Mayor Michael Hancock said he has directed city agencies to focus efforts on guiding people living in neighborhood encampments to...

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell waits for the start of a meeting, Supporting the future of Syria and the Region, in videoconference format at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

Donors: $7.7 billion to tackle Syria humanitarian crisis

Jun. 30, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and dozens of donor nations pledged a total of $7.7 billion Tuesday to help tackle the humanitarian crisis deepening in Syria and neighboring countries hosting millions of Syrian refugees as the coronavirus pandemic and economic crises compound the misery of nearly a...

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, actor Dwayne Johnson poses for photographers at the premiere of the

World leaders, stars unite at event aimed at fighting virus

Jun. 28, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in cash and loan guarantees to assist the poor around the globe whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Global Citizen said its summit with world leaders had raised...

Buddies embark on 500-mile pack trip for cancer research

Jun. 27, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Three Montana buddies decided to turn a fun trip into the state’s backcountry into a cause, raising money for research on cancer, which has claimed the lives of friends and family members they loved. Harry Green, 21, and Keagan Stroop and Troy Hennes, both 20, were on the...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020 file photo, people raise their fists during a rally, in Las Vegas, against police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. A flood of donations during the surge of global protests following the death of Floyd have left racial equality and social justice groups in a position they might never have expected to be in: figuring out what to do with a surplus of cash.   (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Racial equality groups grapple with surge in donations

Jun. 24, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A flood of donations following the death of George Floyd have left racial equality and social justice groups in a position they might never have expected to be in: figuring out what to do with a surplus of cash. Floyd, a Black man who died May 25 pleading for air as a white Minneapolis...

COVID-19 Response Fund helps another 23 nonprofits

Jun. 23, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A fund established to support Rhode Islanders struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic has distributed another $700,000 to 23 nonprofits around the state to help with food, rent, utilities and other expenses, the fund announced Tuesday. The COVID-19 Response Fund created in...

In this undated family handout, Margaret Payne poses for a photo on the stairs of her home in Sutherland, Scotland. Payne, the 90-year-old grandmother who launched an epic climb to raise money for charity completed her fundraiser Tuesday, June 23, 2020 scaling her home’s stairs the equivalent of 731 meters (2,398 feet). That's enough to reach the top of the iconic Scottish peak, Suilven. The feat took her 73 days and kept her busy for 10 weeks while the nation sheltered in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Payne Family via AP)

Scottish grandmother climbs a mountain, one step at a time

Jun. 23, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In the end, Margaret Payne scaled her mountain, one step at a time. The 90-year-old grandmother who launched an epic climb to raise money for charity completed her fundraiser Tuesday. Paybe scaled the stairs at her home the equivalent of 731 meters (2,398 feet) — enough to reach the...

Donors pledge $130 million for UN Palestinian refugee agency

Jun. 23, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — International donors pledged over $130 million Tuesday to the United Nations agency helping Palestinian refugees, an amount the organization's head says is encouraging but not enough to keep operations running through the end of the year. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency has faced a...

Report: School secretary misspent fundraising proceeds

Jun. 23, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa elementary school secretary failed to deposit more than $26,000 that was collected from fundraisers into the correct accounts, instead spending some of the money on personal expenses like mortgage payments, according to a new report. Auditor Rob Sand’s office...

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 file photo, Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates during an English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced growing pressure Tuesday, June 16, 2020 to make a policy U-turn as opponents and allies alike rallied behind a young soccer star’s campaign to help families struggling with food poverty. Manchester United and England player Marcus Rashford is urging the government to provide free meals for needy students over the summer holidays.(AP Photo/Rui Vieira, file)

Rashford back to the day job after activism during pandemic

Jun. 18, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

He used his profile to help raise $25 million for charity, shame the British government over its policy for school lunches, and become one of the most popular and admired people in the country during the coronavirus pandemic. As an activist, Marcus Rashford achieved so many of his goals over the last three...