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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of The Elden of Bradford as part of our Community Leaders Program.


HELPERS: Bradford man really 'can' make a difference collecting trash along rural roads

HELPERS: Bradford man really 'can' make a difference collecting trash along rural roads

Almost every day you can spot Bradford resident Albert Wierenga walking along the rural roads of Bradford, picking up trash and collecting cans for a good cause
HELPERS: Bradford native hopes to instill positive change in the community through volunteering

HELPERS: Bradford native hopes to instill positive change in the community through volunteering

Bradford resident Jenn Lloyd believes in that inclusive engagement and person-to-person kindness are crucial to a well-rounded, healthy community
HELPERS: Once homeless man gives away car to family in need

HELPERS: Once homeless man gives away car to family in need

Young Bradford man shares his story of struggle, and how he was able to rise above, while helping others in need
HELPERS: Daughter's cystic fibrosis diagnosis turns into a lifetime of patient advocacy for local mom

HELPERS: Daughter's cystic fibrosis diagnosis turns into a lifetime of patient advocacy for local mom

'I’m fighting hard for access and have been for the last 10 years and I will continue to fight to make change ,' says local mom, advocate for cystic fibrosis patients
HELPERS: Volunteer position becomes full time job for Bradford man

HELPERS: Volunteer position becomes full time job for Bradford man

'The act of helping is more rewarding than anything else,' says Bradford volunteer, resident
HELPERS: Bradford mom finds unique ways to give back to community

HELPERS: Bradford mom finds unique ways to give back to community

'I think it’s important to be involved and give back to our community. It doesn’t take much time or effort to do something to make someone else smile,' says volunteer
HELPERS: Near-death experience prompts Bradford man to give back to community

HELPERS: Near-death experience prompts Bradford man to give back to community

Willy King is a regular volunteer at the local food bank and encourages others thinking about volunteering in the community to do so
Poleiro BBQ closing its doors next month, but owner isn't going anywhere

Poleiro BBQ closing its doors next month, but owner isn't going anywhere

'It’s time to focus on my seasonings and on catering events,' says owner, noting it's a 'perfect opportunity for me ... to get some rest and family time'
Love of animals brought local lady to volunteer at Bradford animal sanctuary (7 photos)

Love of animals brought local lady to volunteer at Bradford animal sanctuary (7 photos)

'Someone has to be the voice for these animals,' says local volunteer
Bradford woman’s volunteerism driven by faith

Bradford woman’s volunteerism driven by faith

Bradford resident, volunteer Noora Akhavan takes the time to give back to her community through various organizations and groups