Residents share blessings through annual Shine Your Light community giving campaign

For many, the holiday season is about sharing their blessings. For   BJ Hornbostel , of Tyler, that meant sharing her blessings with all 10 of the nonprofits benefiting from the annual Shine Your Light community giving campaign. “When I saw (this year’s list) and looked at what wonderful nonprofits were included I thought, 'Gee, there’s 10…

Bethesda Health Clinic patient Rickey McCleton of Chandler is pictured in the exam room after his appointment with Dr. Matt Humphries at the facility in Tyler on Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

Jacque Hilburn-Simmons, jasimmons@tylerpaper.com Housecleaner Rickey McClenton devotes part of his workweek to caring for an Alzheimer’s patient, his longtime employer of roughly 33 years. His remaining time is largely devoted to a variety of caregiving roles that include volunteering for a local hospice and giving out food and personal

Shine Your Light community campaign benefiting East Texas charities kicks off Thursday

With the start of the 10th annual Shine Your Light community campaign, people can support nearly a dozen Tyler nonprofit organizations devoted to helping others. The community drive has raised more than $1.4 million for 20 nonprofit organizations since its inception. This year, the money raised will go to: Bethesda Health Clinic, East Texas

Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign halfway to goal; $180K still needed

With only 10 days left in The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, the nonprofit is halfway to raising its $375,000 goal. The Salvation Army is asking for the community’s help to raise the final $180,000. "We only have 10 days left to achieve the final 50 percent of our goal,” Capt. Robert Parker of The Salvation Army Tyler Corps said.

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