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Walmart donates 1,000 backpacks to DC Children


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Walmart donated $10,000 to provide 1,000 backpacks to children in DC's Ward 7 on Tuesday morning.

Unity Health Care serves the children in Ward 7, via the Minnesota Avenue Health Center.

"This program is another way we put our mission in action. We are thankful for the generous support of our partners at Walmart, who help us "promote healthier communities" one child at a time." Keane added. Currently, approximately 80,000 school-aged children live in the District of Columbia.

Unity Health Care provides services to more than 105,000 people, 20,000 of whom are children. They give affordable health care for the uninsured, underinsured, homeless and working poor residents of our nation's capital.

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

LEARNINGRx OFFERS MILITARY FAMILIES 11 % OFF of BRAIN TRAINING; DONATES $111/student to SEMPERMAX

For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

Man dies after car crashes into pole in DC


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A man has died following an accident in Northeast Washington early Wednesday morning.

Metropolitan Police Department officials say the man was in a vehicle involved in a multi-car crash at 14th and H Street NE shortly before 4 a.m. The vehicle crashed into a pole, say police.

A man in the area getting something to eat saw the car, without its headlights on, drive in one direction with no headlights. He told WUSA9 that a short time later he saw the car traveling in the opposite direction, still without lights. He said this time the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed before the driver lost control and the vehicle struck a pole and went airborne. While in the air the vehicle hit a traffic light, then crashed to the ground and caught fire, says the man.

PHOTOS: Fatal crash on 14th and H Street NE

Man, women shot in legs in Southeast DC


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Shortly after midnight Wednesday, police responded to a double shooting and the shooting of a man in Southeast D.C. In both cases, the victims were struck in the legs.

According to police, a man was shot in the leg in the 1100 block of Eaton Road SE just after midnight. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital, say police.

Around the same time, two women were shot in the legs in the 3400 block of Stanton Road SE. We are told they were in a car, which apparently rolled and came to rest at 18th Street and Trenton Place SE. Both were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.