12-12-19 Columns

Watervliet student athletes continue volunteer work

After “Impact Watervliet” early this fall, Watervliet athletes continue to give back. Just before Thanksgiving break over 50 athletes from the girls basketball, cheer, and wrestling teams volunteered as they partnered up with the Berrien Community Foundation, Heart of Cook Foundation, and Honor Credit Union for Giving Tuesday. A program that delivers winter care packages to senior citizens in Berrien County. This program also assists seniors in learning about on-line resources (HelpHer.org) which is an on-line service to help women, seniors and families search for the right services or programs for issues that come up in their daily lives, such as food, shelter, child care, counseling, senior services, and more. The athletes stuffed candy bags for almost 600 seniors, put together almost 2,000 information magnets, and moved boxes and other supplies for the event. GREAT WORK PANTHERS!!

WHS athletes stuffed candy bags for almost 600 seniors, put together almost 2,000 information magnets, and moved boxes and other supplies for Giving Tuesday event




Innovation is the answer to the challenges facing our environment

Earlier this week, the Energy and Commerce Committee hosted the Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase in Washington, D.C. The event highlighted some of the great, innovative work that folks from across the nation are doing to reduce emissions, tackle climate change, protect our environment, secure reliable and affordable energy, create American jobs, and strengthen our economy. Our planet is facing unique challenges, and we need bold ideas that address current and future risks while also maintaining reliable and affordable energy options for consumers. Innovat