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Rolling H Cycles’ raffle raising money for Boys and Girls Club’s new kitchen | Local News

NAMPA — The Boys and Girls Club of Nampa serves about 400 meals a day, and some staff spend their entire shifts picking up and delivering food from other locations because the nonprofit can’t make in-house meals. 

Downtown Nampa bike shop Rolling H Cycles is sponsoring a monthlong fundraiser, called Ride Bikes for Kids, through October in hopes of raising $50,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Nampa to fund a commercial kitchen. General manager Jessica Wyman said Rolling H staff are promoting the fundraiser through social media and newsletters, and by riding bikes through the community to tell people about it. 

Every $20 donation is entered into a drawing for a custom-built bicycle from Rolling H, a Niner AIR 9 RDO with a more than $5,000 value. The drawing will take place Nov. 1. You can donate to the fundraiser by visiting the Boys and Girls Club of

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Girls with Power Tools remodeling company gives homes, communities a facelift

Ruth Haller was on her hands and knees, crawling as she pulled the heavy-duty construction material up from the floor of the home she is remodeling in Barrio Logan.

“As you can see, it’s not glamorous,” she said of the work.

The teacher-turned-renovator now runs a home-remodeling company called Girls with Power Tools with her friend, Pamela Macias.

The pair have been working on the South 26th Street home for more than a month. They plan to finish next week and place the 1930s Craftsman up for sale.

The work is not all for profit.

The Girls with Power Tools proprietors plan to use 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the home to purchase laptop computers for students in the neighborhood or in other parts of San Diego. They are also considering purchasing wireless internet cards for needy families.

Haller will dedicate another 10 percent to Guitars

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3 Girls and 1 Woman Killed in New Jersey Furniture Store Fire After They Were Trapped Behind a Metal Gate

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Three young girls and one woman are dead after they were trapped behind a metal gate while trying to escape from a five-alarm fire at furniture store in New Jersey.

The devastating blaze occurred on Monday night at a two-story commercial building in Elizabeth that housed a dollar store on the ground floor and a furniture shop on the second level, Kelly Martins, a public information officer for the city, tells PEOPLE.

Authorities believe the fire was sparked by a soda machine located on the ground floor and the flames quickly spread to the upper level, where all the victims were located.

The victims initially tried to escape through a rear staircase that connected to the dollar store, but the smoke was too heavy and pushed them to another exit that was blocked by a metal gate, according to Martins.

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