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United Way sponsoring free income tax service

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition kicked off its 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on February 6, offering free income tax preparation for low to moderate income families. Locations, dates and ours vary. The Coalition, in cooperation with the IRS, will have 5 VITA sites in Genesee County area through April 9. Each VITA site is staffed by volunteers and preparer has gone through extensive training and is certified by the IRS.

United Way of Genesee County oversees the program. Sites include the Brennan Senior Center 1301 Pingree Avenue, call 810-766-7238 for an appointment; Canaan Baptist Church 910 E. Gillespie (at Industrial Avenue). Saturday Walk-ins accepted; the Flint Public Library 1026 E. Kearsley, call 810-406-8507; Mott Community College 1401 E. Court Street, call 810- 232-6293; the University of Michigan-Flint, 1 Riverfront Building, call 810-406-8507. Details are posted online on the United Way website at program — R.S.

Kidney cancer support group to hear from speaker

FLINT — On April 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Genesys Hurley GHCI. Open to the public. “Finding Your Purpose And The Child Inside.” Jim Tuman, inspirational speaker, author, has visited more than 120 countries in his 40 years of speaking. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS National News, The Today Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has been featured in Newsweek, USA Today, Business Week, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Newsday, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, and the New York Times.

Named 2012 Distinguished Alumni from MSU. Named the Detroit News “Michiganian of the Year.” He has spoken to more than two million students in more than 2000 schools nationwide.

He has developed three national programs dealing with youth, women and returning veterans. — G.G.

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