Nov 14, 2018 |
With new donations coming in almost daily, we continue to be blown away by the generosity of our community.Read more »
Nov 7, 2018 |
For more than 60 years, generous Wichitans have come together each year to collect food and other basic needs for low-income individuals and families through Inter-Faith Ministries’s (IFM) Operation Holiday. The 2018 Operation Holiday season kicked off Monday, November 5th, with organizations throughout the city hosting collection boxes for non-perishable food, grocery store gift cards, both new and gently used winter wear, blankets, pet food, and new toys now through early December.Read more »
Aug 2, 2018 |
LaTasha St. Arnault knew from an early age she wanted to be involved with non-profit management. After several years in Minneapolis she, her husband Henri and two sons have returned to Wichita, and she is now bringing her skills to IFM as executive director.
“I’m inspired by IFM’s commitment to helping those who need it most,” said LaTasha. “Poverty and homelessness are community-wide issues that we must tackle together. They have an effect not only on those experiencing them, but the community as a whole suffers when there are people in need.”Read more »
Aug 2, 2018 |
When we in Kansas think about the deadliest weather conditions, our thoughts turn to tornadoes, while East Coast denizens might say hurricanes. Both would be wrong.
A 30-year average shows that heat kills more people annually than tornadoes and hurricanes combined. What's more, the most dangerous heat doesn't come from a high heat spell but from a long period of less extreme heat. An average of 130 people die from heat-related problems each year, compared to 70 for tornadoes and 46 for hurricanes. Moreover, the debilitating effects of heat tend to be more pronounced in a prolonged mid-high temperature - like Wichita is experiencing this year - as opposed to a heat wave spike.Read more »