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Community Comes Out in Droves to Welcome Afghan Citizens

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Submitted by rjreyes659_727 on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 14:45

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Reno, Sparks, and Tahoe friends have come out in droves in support of the Northern Nevada International Center’s efforts to provide sanctuary for incoming Afghan refugees.

On August 16, 2021, the Kabul airport was a scene of discord and panic as Afghanistan residents and Americans alike rushed to flee the region as the Taliban assumed its rule. On August 17, the Truckee Meadows flooded our organization with offers to help.  

Hope, Compassion and Love — One Woman's Career Strategy

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Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/27/2021 - 17:28

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Sharon Chamberlain Celebrates 10 Years at Northern Nevada HOPES
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"I’m hopeful every member of our community will have access to health care, that we can work together to end homelessness, and we can expand services for underserved populations, including an emphasis on behavioral health, primary care and housing." *Sharon Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Nevada HOPES
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For 10 years, Sharon Chamberlain has been at the helm of Northern Nevada HOPES. Her approach to running the community health clinic is to lead with compassion, serve with humility and love the ignored and underserved unconditionally.

Some people have the ability to change lives. They may provide another with life-changing hope. They may offer profound compassion. They may simply love unconditionally. People like Sharon Chamberlain, chief executive officer at Northern Nevada HOPES, are changing thousands of lives every day by offering underserved and overlooked Nevadans hope, compassion and love.

Local Doctor on a Mission to Vaccinate Community from COVID-19

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 16:49

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This was, without question, the most rewarding thing I have done in my 28 years as a physician.
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Carson City family physician hosts 12 drive-through vaccine clinics to put shots in arms.

The office of Dr. Merrit W. Dunlap, a Carson City family physician since 1999 and native Nevadan, put nearly 2,500 shots in arms since January in the fight against COVID-19.  Dr. Dunlap, his staff, and several volunteers held 12 drive-through vaccine clinics during January through April at the top floor of the Casino Fandango parking garage.

Filling Up on Good Karma

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Thu, 02/04/2021 - 21:02

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One local woman and her pug are inspiring others to care for their community
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"I just love how accessible and easy they’ve made it to give back to those in need in our community. You can give a little, you can give a lot, you can give daily or one time." *Brooke Lampert, local chef and food philanthropist
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Brooke Lampert, a local chef, caterer and community food philanthropist has been filling area Karma Boxes with her pug Beau. Their joy is contagious.

His name is Beauregard Jackson Pickett-Burnside (Beau to his fans), and he believes in karma – specifically, the Karma Box Project. The middle-aged pug, with his trademark dangling tongue, is companion to Brooke Lampert, a local chef, caterer and community food philanthropist. This winter, the pair has added filling Karma Boxes to their philanthropic mission.

Fifth Annual Reno Women’s March Goes Virtual

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 14:01

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“The hard work of millions is paying off, and we’re ready to celebrate." *Mylan Hawkins
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The fifth annual Reno Women's March takes place on Saturday, January 23, through the safety of the Internet.

It’s hard to believe that it was five years ago that nearly 10,000 Northern Nevadans converged on downtown Reno for the first Reno Women’s March. The mood was decidedly agitated that year, yet collaborative and hopeful as women and allies joined peacefully together to vocalize their desire for equality - for Indigenous women, women of color, LGBTQ women - for mothers, sisters, aunts and grandmothers to have every opportunity afforded to men.

4 Fast Fun Facts with Contributor Marie Baxter

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Wed, 01/20/2021 - 16:47

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By sharing our successes through JTP, we hope to invite in new partners and collaborators who share our commitment to changing lives. * Marie Baxter
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As CEO of Catholic Charities, Marie Baxter is heading up a lifeline of support for many in our community. Here are a few insights from her about her job, quarantine life and living in Northern Nevada.

Today we're catching up with longtime contributor Marie Baxter, who frequently shares stories with Just the Positive about the incredible community service performed every day at Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.

Las Vegas Teacher Makes It 'Home' During Pandemic

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 18:26

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Shane Dolliver is 1,000th teacher to purchase home with HIP For Teachers
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"The NHD program helped immensely in taking some of the pressure off of a stressful process in an incredibly difficult year." *Shane Dolliver, Teacher, Grant Sawyer Middle School, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Good housing news in 2020?! Yep, it happened for one deserving teacher in Las Vegas.

When we think of 2020, most of our poignant memories will be less than positive ones. And yet, there were some amazing bright spots. For one middle school teacher in Las Vegas, one of those bright spots was purchasing his first home with his wife with some help from Nevada Housing Division's Home Is PossibleTM For Teachers Program (HIP For Teachers), making him the 1,000th Nevada teacher to use the program.

4 Fast Fun Facts with Contributor Mariah Erickson

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Mon, 11/30/2020 - 23:13

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I love how excited kids are to be at school and keeping them engaged all day in learning is my favorite thing! *Mariah Erickson
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Learn about contributor Mariah Erickson and what her first grade students are teaching her.

In this installment of "4 Fast Fun Facts", we aim a spotlight on Just the Positive contributor Mariah Erickson. We asked this first-grade teacher at Double Diamond Elementary school about the role of positivity in her life. See our conversation below. 

1. What’s your day job, and what’s your favorite part of doing what you do?

I am a first grade teacher. My favorite part of my job is the enthusiasm I see in kids eager to learn. I love how excited kids are to be at school. Keeping them engaged all day in learning is my favorite thing!

Know Someone Deserving of Some Pampering?

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Mon, 11/23/2020 - 17:42

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Local Medical Spa Seeks Nominations for Giveaway
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This year has been difficult for all of us, and as a small business owner in the Reno community, I want to be able to recognize those who are deserving of a luxury treatment. *Dr. Tiffany McCormack
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Learn about a giveaway that can help pamper a local do-gooder with a $2,500 spa treatment package from M Spa.

We all know people in Northern Nevada who are spending their days saving lives, going out of their way to protect their families and contributing to the safety of our community. A local medical spa, M Spa, wants to turn the tables by helping five deserving locals feel pampered. And they need your help. 

4 Fast Fun Facts with Contributor Lisa Blauth

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 12:10

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I hope the can-do spirit of Northern Nevadans and helping one another, will get us through this pandemic. *Lisa Blauth
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We have a new series on Just the Positive called "4 Fast Fun Facts," where you learn a little about the fabulous contributors to our website. For our second edition, we're spotlighting Lisa Blauth – one of our contributors and the Director of Marketing for Sierra Nevada Journeys.

In our second "4 Fast Fun Facts" spotlight on Just the Positive, learn about contributor Lisa Blauth. She is the Director of Marketing for the local non-profit Sierra Nevada Journeys.

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