During the holiday season, WDIO and HOM Furniture join in support of the Trees of Hope campaign. WDIO News features stories on four organizations to help spread awareness to their cause. We will have a phone bank during our evening newscasts on Tuesday to help raise funds for the charity of the week. Donations can be made all week long.

The four charities that WDIO and HOM will showcase are Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance from November 24-30; PAVSA from December 1-7; Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, December 8-14;
and Great Tails Animal Rescue on December 15-21.

Great Tails Animal Rescue is a nonprofit in Itasca County that provides temporary shelter and veterinary care for stray, abused and abandoned animals. Through the rest of the year, they are working on a $50,000 matching grant challenge. Funds will be used to build or purchase a building to provide a safe place for homeless, stray and surrendered animals from Itasca County.

Fantastic fosters make for a caring team at Great Tails Animal Rescue

Great Tails Animal Rescue is so thankful for the amazing fosters that work with them, to provide temporary love and care for dogs and cats in Itasca County.

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Great Tails Animal Rescue looking forward to a new home in Cohasset

Great Tails Animal Rescue is looking forward to being in their new forever home in Cohasset. They are raising money for the shelter right now, and have a matching grant of up to $50,000.

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Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge’s mission is to assist teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life-controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. MNTC offers effective and affordable programs throughout Minnesota. They have a broad spectrum of treatment and recovery programs to effectively serve individuals with a broad spectrum of addiction issues.

Trees of Hope: Addiction recovery is possible

Zach Combs is half-way through his program at the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. Zach says coming to Teen Challenge has changed his life.

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Trees of Hope: Teen Challenge changing lives

This week in WDIO’s Trees of Hope campaign we are featuring the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge addiction recovery programs. There are currently 62 men in the Teen Challenge residential recovery program. Every one of them has a story, a history, most often a dark path that led them here. John Wagner battled addiction for […]

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Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge saves man’s life

Addiction comes in many forms for many people — men, women, even teens. But that’s where organizations like Minnesota adult & teen challenge step in to help people regain their freedom from addiction.

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Trees of Hope: Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge

The power of song is evident at the Duluth campus of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge.

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PAVSA logo for Trees of Hope charity campaign

Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) is a nonprofit rape crisis center that helps area residents cope with the aftermath of sexual violence. Services are free and available to those 13 and older who have experienced sexual violence or have a loved one who has experienced sexual violence. There is a 24/7 helpline at 218-726-1931.

PAVSA to host events each week of January for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

PAVSA along with community partners are asking the community to join them each week of January to learn more about the effects and stigmas around sexual assault.

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SANE program provides medical and forensic response to victims of sexual assault

PAVSA’s SANE program is a team of 14 nurses who respond to local hospitals to provide medical care and exams for victims of sexual assault.

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PAVSA’s SMART program paving the way for future generations

Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault, or PAVSA, is a nonprofit rape crisis center that helps to aid victims, survivors and second hand survivors of sexual assault. Since opening, the non-profit has been making history for not only Duluth or even Minnesota but nationwide.

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MOCA logo for Trees of Hope charity campaign

The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance offers support to women and families impacted by ovarian cancer. MOCA funds research, educates the medical community and raises awareness about the disease. Symptoms of ovarian cancer are often very subtle and easily mistaken for more common problems. For the majority of women, symptoms don’t show up until the cancer has advanced.

Trees of Hope: Jen continues to be cancer free and connected with MOCA

MOCA continues to support ovarian cancer survivors like Jen Rogers, who enjoys feeling connected to other women who have been through similiar experiences.

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MOCA’s Survivors Teaching Students program aimed at earlier detection of ovarian cancer

MOCA’s Survivors Teaching Students program helps educate the next generations of health care professionals about the subtle signs of ovarian cancer.

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Trees of Hope: MOCA makes a difference for women in many ways

MOCA is helping survivors of ovarian cancer in many ways. And you can support MOCA during our Trees of Hope campaign.

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