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SLIDESHOW: 2014 10 Who Make a Difference

Each year KTTC Television and the United Way of Olmsted County recognize 10 outstanding individuals or groups within Southeastern Minnesota and Northern Iowa who have made an impact in their community through volunteering. We captured the 2014 10 Who Make a Difference Ceremony in this slideshow. More>>

10 Who Make A Difference: Elder Network Volunteers

The Elder Network provides support services for people ages 55 and better in Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties. More than 200 volunteers provide rides to medical appointments and social visits to up to 300 clients.
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10 Who Make a Difference: Amy Crowley

Amy Crowley volunteers her time at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester. She works with Interfaith Hospitality Network and other volunteers to provide a week of housing at the church for homeless families.
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10 Who Make a Difference: Rachel Vogel

Rachel Vogel is the co-founder of Team Vogel vs. Cancer, a community based group that provides financial and emotional support to families dealing with cancer. More>>

10 Who Make a Difference: AARP Tax-Aide Program

Tax time is typically a stressful period for many people. Imagine if you can't otherwise afford someone to help you prepare those taxes.If that's the case, then the AARP Tax-Aide Program can come to your rescue. More>>

10 Who Make a Difference: Erin Rahman

Erin Rahman works hard throughout the school year to help students succeed in class and overcome obstacles. Ten years ago Rahman developed the program called "Random Acts" in which faculty and staff give every student a gift on the last day of school before winter break. More>>

10 Who Make a Difference: Pam Mathiason

An organization called Community Food Response is making big gains in the fight against hunger in Rochester. More>>

10 Who Make a Difference: Rochester Motor Cars

Rochester Motor Cars is not only known for its excellence in quality service and integrity to its customers but for actively making the community a better place. More>>

10 Who Make a Difference: Chuck Johnson

Chuck Johnson is a dedicated woodcarver using his talents to give back to his community. He has been following his carving passion for about six years and is president of the Rochester Woodcarvers Club. More>>

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