Collect Food for WeCAN at National Night Out
Orono Police Chief Correy Farniok made some new friends at the 2017 National Night Out event. The Orono Police Department will be hosting National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. You are invited to register your block party or neighborhood gathering and receive a visit from the Orono Police Department and the Mound and Long Lake Fire Departments. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime, drug and violence awareness; generate support for and participat
It's Time to Get Ready-to-Learn!
For many western Hennepin County families struggling with unemployment or the increasing costs of basic necessities like groceries and gas, back-to-school shopping puts significant stress on the household budget. To ease some of that stress, WeCAN is starting its annual collection of new school supplies for K-12 students in its service area. Items that WeCAN ran short of during last year’s distribution included quality backpacks (grade school and large size), 1 inch 3-ring b
WeCAN Receives Pet Grant
WeCAN is proud to announce that it has received a $1,000.00 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its pet assistance program. Funding will be used to provide food, supplies and care for the pets of area clients, which can often be a financial and physical challenge for clients to do so on their own. “Our pet assistance program helps to ensure that our clients’ pets are healthy and receive nutritional meals,” said WeCAN Executive Director Christie Larson. “Having a pe