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He gives working opportunities for Palmer's at-risk youth; when his shop caught fire his neighbors chipped in (KTUU)

By Derek Minemyer, Oct 20, 2019, for KTUU PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) - A Palmer business providing employment opportunities for at-risk youth burned in a structure fire early Tuesday. Now, the owner is receiving support from the community he's helped to improve. Jim Beach was visiting family in Kansas City when he says he got a call from the Palmer Police Department telling him his business, an auto detailing service called Car Deets, had caught fire. "My first thought was I was just glad it...

Former student starts up makeshift food bank at Abbott Loop Elementary (KTUU)

By Samie Solina, Oct 18, 2019, for KTUU ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A make-shift food bank lives in the office of Abbott Loop Elementary in Anchorage inside of the school’s family services coordinators office. Abbott Loop Elementary is a Title I school, which means it has high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families. These schools receive financial assistance to help their students meet goals. Melinda Jarvis, a former student and now parent volunteer, knows what it’s like to...

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