Making http://kasu.org en Making a Difference-NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation's Medicine Assistance Program http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-nea-baptist-charitable-foundations-medicine-assistance-program <p>The NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation's Medicine Assistance Program helps people in our region&nbsp;who may not be able to afford the medications they need. Johnathan Reaves profiles this program in today's Making a Difference feature....&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 14:22:37 +0000 MSMITH 27777 at http://kasu.org Making a Difference-Habitat for Humanity http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-habitat-humanity <P>A non profit organization is helping build homes for low and middle income families.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro in this Making a Difference feature.&nbsp;</P> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:16:01 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 19700 at http://kasu.org Making a Difference-United Way of Northeast Arkansas http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-united-way-northeast-arkansas <p>The United Way of Northeast Arkansas is providing several non profit organizations with funding they need to make a difference in their communities.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of the United Way of Northeast Arkansas.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:06:31 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 18789 at http://kasu.org Making a Difference-Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-arkansas-sheriffs-youth-ranches <p>Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches are making a difference in the state.&nbsp; With their flagship campus in Batesville, and two other campuses in the state, the ranches can house up to 100 abused or neglected children.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:05:32 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 18465 at http://kasu.org Making a Difference-Goodwill Stores http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-goodwill-stores <P>Every day, people across Arkansas make donations to&nbsp;Goodwill Stores.&nbsp; There are over 20 stores statewide, with&nbsp;new stores opening in Jonesboro and Paragould.&nbsp; Jonesboro's current location on South Caraway has been in the community since 1992.&nbsp;The new location will be across the street.&nbsp; Proceeds from the stores help create jobs in Arkansas.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this edition of Making a Difference.</P> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:03:12 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 18124 at http://kasu.org Making a Difference-Big Brothers Big Sister North Central Arkansas http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-big-brothers-big-sister-north-central-arkansas <P>Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas has opened its newest location in Jonesboro at Nettleton High School.&nbsp; On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves takes a look at this organization.</P> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:24:32 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 17437 at http://kasu.org Making a Difference-ASBTDC http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-asbtdc <p>New businesses owners&nbsp;face numerous challenges when they decide to start a business in Arkansas.&nbsp; The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center gives businesses the tools they need to succeed.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this edition of Making a Difference.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:56:17 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 17108 at http://kasu.org Making a Difference-Children's Shelter http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-childrens-shelter <P>Every day, the Children's Shelter in Walnut Ridge provides a safe place for children and their siblings who are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.&nbsp; In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines Children's Shelter and looks at some of the challenges they face.</P> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:43:02 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 17107 at http://kasu.org Making A Difference-Hispanic Community Services, Inc. http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-hispanic-community-services-inc <p>About six percent of Arkansas' population is Hispanic.&nbsp; On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves features the Hispanic Community Services, Inc. and looks at the work they are doing to help Hispanics and the community.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:57:15 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 16751 at http://kasu.org Making A Difference-Hope Circle http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-hope-circle <p>Every year, thousands of Arkansans are diagnosed with cancer.&nbsp; Learn the work Hope Circle volunteers are doing as they assist cancer patients.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves features Hope Circle in this edition of Making A Difference.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:56:18 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 16000 at http://kasu.org Making A Difference-Red Cross http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-red-cross <p>When you think about the American Red Cross, you may think of blood donations or response to major disasters.&nbsp; In this edition of Making A Difference, KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves looks at how the Red Cross responds to those who are the victims of residential fires.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:01:01 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 15609 at http://kasu.org Making A Difference-Main Street Arkansas http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-main-street-arkansas <p>Numerous cities around the state are trying to spur more economic development by revitalization of their downtown.&nbsp; In this edition of Making A Difference, KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves takes a look at Main Street Arkansas and how this program is affecting Paragould and Osceola.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:12:30 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 15277 at http://kasu.org Making A Difference-Ozark Foothills Literacy Project http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-ozark-foothills-literacy-project <p>In this edition of Making a Difference, the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is&nbsp;helping people learn to read.&nbsp; Located inside the Jubilee Family Church in Batesville, the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project serves over 50&nbsp;people in Fulton, Sharp and Independence Counties.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:27:57 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 14929 at http://kasu.org Making A Difference-Food Bank http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-food-bank <p>This edition of Making A Difference features the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.&nbsp; This is an organization that supplies food to over 100 different agencies and runs several programs to help those who are hungry in the region.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Johnthan Reaves files this report.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:39:21 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 14586 at http://kasu.org Making A Difference-CASA http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-casa <p>The next Making A Difference story features CASA of the Second Judicial District.&nbsp; CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves tells how CASA volunteers represent abused and neglected children in the court system and tells why this program is important.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 10:08:34 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 14239 at http://kasu.org Making A Difference-Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-northeast-arkansas-childrens-advocacy-center <p>A new series has launched on KASU.&nbsp;&nbsp;It is called Making&nbsp;A Difference.&nbsp;&nbsp;In this first story,&nbsp;KASU&#39;s Johnathan&nbsp;Reaves&nbsp;features the Northeast Arkansas Children&#39;s Advocacy Center, and looks at its roles&nbsp;in the investigation of&nbsp;child abuse.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:31:28 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 13924 at http://kasu.org