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Reputable hurricane charities

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in News | 0 comments

In times of great disaster, many people are driven to help others affected by catastrophic events in any way possible. One of the most common ways to provide support and assistance, especially when distance acts as a barrier, is through the donation of money and supplies to relief funds. The American Red Cross is an organization historically heralded as being a credible and reliable relief charity and is currently being spotlighted once more amidst news of back-to-back hurricanes and tropical storms. However, the Red Cross has come under fire over the past years for reportedly failing to make sufficient use of their donations and providing the bare minimum of support to areas affected by disaster. This has prompted many people to search for other more reputable, and ideally local, charities and organizations. Below are some charities specific to the...

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HoLa Festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Feature Slider, Features | 0 comments

With the kick-off of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 15, many cities around the U.S. are hosting events to celebrate a variety of Latin American cultures. Thousands of people poured into the heart of downtown Knoxville on Saturday Sept. 16 and Sunday Sept. 17 for the annual HoLa Festival, which made its way back to Market Square for its 18th  year of vibrant cultural celebration. Hosted by HoLa HORA Latina, a Knoxville-based nonprofit organization that aims to promote unity between Latinos and the larger community, the festival brings a taste of Latin flavor to Knoxville every year in the form of music, food, crafts and a festival-wide, passport-based activity. This year, it featured 18 food vendors representing areas such as Bolivia, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Colombia. The vendors sold delicacies such as empanadas, pupusas, picadillos and more. Over...

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