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St. Vincent family 'adoption' program in dire need

...adopted so far, and Christmas is less than two weeks away."No, that is not normal for this time of year," said Rena Sims, a volunteer and one of the program's organizers. "I'm worried."The organization is desperate to find people...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-14/st-vincent-family-adoption-program-dire
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Groups need 400 Thanksgiving turkeys

...program has passed, the organization always finds a way to squeeze in last-minute families, said another organizer, Rena Sims. Families have even showed up at Sims' home on Thanksgiving morning to ask if there is any extra food."We don't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/groups-need-400-thanksgiving-turkeys
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No family turned away

...this year.Then their wishes were granted."We went from no toys, not even one, to 200 families being adopted," Rena Sims of St. Vincent's said.The Empire printed articles on both Adopt-A-Family and Shop with a Cop about their inability...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-24/no-family-turned-away
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St. Vincent de Paul kicks off annual Thanksgiving food drive

...this week and is seeking donations from the community.Volunteer Rena Sims said the Catholic charitable organization is hoping to fill enough...Vincent de Paul food drive, or on how to volunteer or donate, call Rena Sims at 209-9993.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-31/st-vincent-de-paul-kicks-annual-thanksg
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Kids in court

...common to have 11 children at the table. Leonard and Rena Sims have five biological children - four in their 20s and...knock on our door in the middle of the night," said Rena Sims, 46. "This is a home, a safe haven for them." I-Chun...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071804/loc_kids.shtml
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Obituary

...to Daniel and Sarita Knull of Juneau. He is survived by his parents, grandparents Judy and Jerry Pella, Lenny and Rena Sims all of Juneau; Jim Knull of Washington; Earl Robinson of Michigan; great-grandparents Keith and Leoda Knull of Washington...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061100/Com_obit.html
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Local charity seeks turkeys for holidays

...food donations for people to have Christmas food," said Rena Sims, who has helped coordinate St. Vincent de Paul's food...Smith Hall, 8617 Teal St. For more information, call Rena Sims at 209-9993 or Smith Hall at 789-5535. Contact Neighbors...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122009/nei_537591699.shtml
St. Vincent de Paul needs volunteers

...collected enough traditional Thanksgiving food to go around, according to a volunteer who hosts the annual "turkey drive."Rena Sims said Wednesday that with recent fires, not the least of which was the dramatic Gastineau Apartments blaze, creating...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-11-15/st-vincent-de-paul-needs-volunteers
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Christmas generosity needed at St. Vincent Adopt-A-Family

...adopted.""We only have 12 out of the 50 adopted, and we're supposed to have that done by this Friday," said Rena Sims.Families in need can become part of St. Vincent's Adopt-A-Family program, which seeks to have individuals or organizations...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-12-17/christmas-generosity-needed-st-vincent-
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Food donations roll in, but need is up in Juneau

...fixings. "It's going better than last year, that's for sure, but we don't have any of the canned goods," said Rena Sims, who has volunteered the past six years to put food boxes together through St. Vincent de Paul. The nonprofit is in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111709/loc_518736548.shtml

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