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The news isn’t all bad. There are people in Gainesville and across the rest of our slice of Florida doing good work and trying to make their community a better place. These are their stories.

13th Annual Fast-A-Thon Benefits Local and National Charities

Islam on Campus hosted its 13th annual Fast-A-Thon at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on Tuesday and rewarded about 700 attendants with a free meal. The event featured guest speaker Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy and will benefit Project Downtown Gainesville, a local charity, and Islamic Relief USA with a goal of benefiting Nepal earthquake survivors.

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Resource Fair Helps Homeless Veterans

Veteran's Resource Fair

On Sept. 11, the Homeless Veteran Stand Down and Community Resource Fair was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Gainesville. It offered veterans resources ranging from housing assistance and medical screenings to food, clothes and haircuts.

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