Marshall School of Medicine announces community partners for new ‘Blessing Box’ Program | News

HUNTINGTON — The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has launched a blessing box program, through which it will partner with local organizations throughout southern West Virginia to help meet basic needs.

“A key component of health, well-being and long-term recovery is food security,” said Tina Ramirez, director of the Great Rivers Regional System for Addiction Care, who is administering the program. “The ‘take what you need, leave what you can’ philosophy behind blessing boxes meets an immediate need and will therefore be a blessing to both the donor and the recipient.”

The Community Blessing Box Program is funded through a grant from the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington. In addition to nonperishable food items, basic toiletries and baby supplies, such as wipes or diapers, are accepted at all blessing box locations. The project mirrors the model developed by Community Connections Inc., which partners with donors to supply blessing

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Trump Gives TikTok Deal ‘His Blessing,’ Promises It Will Involve $5B to Education Program

As the Sunday deadline nears, President Donald Trump told reporters Saturday he has approved the deal for Oracle Corp. to purchase the social media platform TikTok.



a close up of a piece of luggage: President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he approved the deal that would let Oracle Corp. purchase the social media platform TikTok.


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President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he approved the deal that would let Oracle Corp. purchase the social media platform TikTok.

Speaking to reporters before departing the White House for his Fayetteville, North Carolina rally Saturday evening, Trump said he had “given the deal my blessing.” Though Trump has approved the deal, the Chinese government must now also agree.

The deal would spin TikTok off into a new company, TikTok Global, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said this week. Trump said Saturday that should the deal go through as planned, TikTok Global will be based in Texas. He also said that the company would make a $5 billion contribution to an education program, but he did not clarify which or how the

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