A drive to collect items for 5-year-old Nathan Norman of Virginia continues through Jan. 4.
The story of 5-year-old Nathan Norman’s wish to receive cards, letters and patches from first responders around the country has received national attention. The child has been mentioned in media reports, has his own Facebook page and there’s even an entry about him on Snopes.com. His harrowing battle with brain cancer has even touched the hearts of first responders right here in Pasco County. When Christina Jenks, the wife of Pasco County Fire Rescue firefighter/paramedic Eric Jenks, heard about Nathan’s story, she decided to start a drive in Pasco to collect cards and patches. Christina figured she’d collect enough to fill a box to send to Nathan in time for Christmas. Christina received responses from Pasco firefighters, paramedics and …
A study looks at charitable giving by state and how the states voted in the 2008 election: red or blue. Can you guess which party is more generous?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
As President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney campaign across America, they might want to check local giving levels to predict future voting patterns: States that voted Republican in the last presidential race are far more likely to be generous to charities than those voting Democratic, a report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy suggests. Cities and states, it turns out, are just as polarized as in the nation’s electorate. In the newly released report, "How America Gives," The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked states by how much residents give to charity. The report then looked at how the 50 states voted in the 2008 presidential election. Here are some key results, as well as how Florida ranked: As the nation seeks to recover from the …