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Posted on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 : 9:44 a.m.

Homefront Hugs charity still needs volunteers to 'adopt' military families; Community Walk planned for New Year's Day

By Staff


Homefront Hugs, a volunteer organization headquartered in Ann Arbor, seeks volunteers to "adopt" troops and military families.

From a charity called Homefront Hugs that still needs volunteers to "adopt" a military family to a free community walk on New Year's Day, here’s a roundup of some of the stories posted on’s Community Wall this week:

By: Sandria Kellerman: Michigan Troops and Families still need adoption, find out more !

Homefront Hugs, a national volunteer organization headquartered in Ann Arbor, is looking for volunteers from home or your dorm room to adopt troops from Michigan and families who need a smile and encouragement

By: Bob Krzewinski: Annual Ypsilanti New Years Day Community Walk

Have you made a resolution to get more physically fit and active in 2012? Start the new year off right with a short (30-45 minute) community walk starting and ending at Library Plaza Park, 229 West Michigan Avenue, in downtown Ypsilanti.

By: Chase Ingersoll: Cause of death: lack of smoke detectors, not a lack of trucks or firemen

By: Anti Government: Robert J. Delonis Shelter Flaws-Written By: Jeffery Leftwich as part of my First Amendment Right

By: Carrie: Ann Arbor A's Reverse Raffle

By: Sue Schotts: Dexter Area Museum Appreciates the Support of the Community

By: Dale R. Leslie:, link- Watchman of the Tracks

By: State Parks Rock!: Shoe Year's Day Hike - Island Lake Recreation Area in Brighton

By: Sandria Kellerman: An URGENT Appeal to Ann Arbor Hearts and Families before the New Year !

By: commenter: Michigan Municipal Plate vehicle with Chicago Residential Permit?

By: jason holmes: Shocking student loan debt figures - Think twice before wasting money’s Community Wall is a spot for local people to post local stories, news and announcements. To post a story, sign in to, then go to and use the Got News? Tell Us function at the top to submit your news. If you have a photo to add, e-mail it to us at and we’ll insert it into your story.


Sandria Kellermann

Thu, Jan 5, 2012 : 8:01 a.m.

Thanks so much to all of the wonderful Ann Arbor area families and citizens who helped Homefront Hugs and our vet and families this holiday season. You are all heroes too, and this is the best community anyone could ever choose to live in as we all manage to reach out to one another for so many worthy causes throughout the year...and remember it does take a village. It is what keeps the soul of Ann Arbor vibrant and strong, and what is so beautiful is when we involve our children in giving back a well, whatever the cause. "Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness." Seneca Roman Philosopher Thank you Ann Arbor and for helping us get the word out. Happy New Year !