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Salvation Army Back to School Drive Underway

Posted: 07/26/2013 - The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Reno-Sparks is currently conducting a Back to School Drive for school children in need in Washoe County.

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Bathroom Remodel for Family in Need Finally Complete

Updated: 07/25/2013 - A family's dream becomes a reality thanks to the help of two local contractors. KOLO 8 News was there two moths ago, when the Farr family was surprised with a $10,000 bathroom make-over, and now construction is finally complete.

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Local Nonprofit Group Raising Money to Help Disabled

Posted: 07/24/2013 - Nonprofit group Trinity Services, Inc. has been helping people with disabilities live full and abundant lives for nearly two decades. They've started a fundraising campaign to help improve facilities and services.

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Blind Military Dog Finds a Home

Updated: 07/23/2013 - He's a veteran, a war hero and a canine. The former bomb-sniffing dog served with the U.S. Marines, but after a year in Afghanistan, he became disabled and lost his role in the military. Now he's back in the states with a completely new lifestyle. Meet Asur.

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KOLO 8 Fan Club 2013 Up and Running

Posted: 07/19/2013 - KOLO 8 News Now is again partnering with Washoe County Senior Services to provide electric fans for seniors in need.

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Foreign Exchange Student Program in Need of Host Families

Updated: 07/15/2013 - Having a cultural experience is important for a well-rounded education and it's even easier now that you can get one without leaving the country. A foreign exchange student program promises that whether you're single or married, with or without children, there is something in it for each type of family.

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Minden McDonald's Raises Money for Injured Employee

Updated: 06/29/2013 - Andrea Navarro is from the Carson Valley. A motorcycle accident put her in intensive care and medical bills are expensive. But her work family came to together to help.

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Finding a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

Updated: 06/23/2013 - To hear that your child has a potentially fatal condition is earth-shattering news for any parent. After learning that their daughter was born with cystic fibrosis, a Gardnerville family is choosing to fight. They are asking for your help to save their daughter, and others with cystic fibrosis.

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Planned Parenthood Honors Successful Teen Mothers

Updated: 06/13/2013 - Raising a child is not an easy task, especially for a teenager trying to finish school. Planned Parenthood honors seven teen moms with the Morgan Scholarship to pursue a higher education.

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Local Family Wins $10K Bathroom Makeover

Posted: 06/07/2013 - A local woman and her mother get the surprise makeover of a lifetime, a $10,000 bathroom makeover after winning a contest put together by two local contractors who just wanted to give back to a community following a successful business year.

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Reno Teen Sends Comfort to Oklahoma

Posted: 06/06/2013 - After seeing images of tornado ravaged Oklahoma, a 15-year-old Reno girl felt the only way to make sense of the tragedy was to take action. Hannah Hoobyar told friends and family she wanted to send teddy bears to comfort the children who lost homes. She soon found herself overwhelmed with support.

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Camp Solace Offers Kids a Place to Be Kids – With Your Help

Updated: 07/29/2013 - Camp Solace takes place August 2-4 along the shores of Lake Tahoe where children and teens enjoy a fun-filled weekend of kayaking, playing on the beach, building campfires and sharing stories of the people they've lost in a special environment that supports their journey through the grieving process.

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How Oklahoma Tornado Affects Locals

Updated: 05/21/2013 - As the aftermath of this massive tornado continues to tear through Moore, OK, neighbors in Northern Nevada are looking for ways to help.

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Help for Teen Moms

Updated: 05/13/2013 - With all the hype surrounding Mothers' Day and making sure you get the perfect gift, it's easy to forget many moms are not lucky enough to have a strong support system.

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Sixth Grader Gets New Bike After Getting Robbed

Updated: 05/08/2013 - A 12-year-old boy got the surprise of his life at school Wednesday, when just last Thursday, he was robbed and beaten up by two teens. The community came together to make this sixth-grader's day.

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