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by Tess Hetzel

Veterans Join War Against Wildfires
CNN,
July 3, 2012
From the front lines to the fire lines. CNN's Martin Savidge reports how vets are now fighting the war against wildfires. Read more >>

AmeriCorps Helps Nonprofits Organize Volunteer Programs Amid Declining Resources
Daily Journal (IN), June 29, 2012
AmeriCorps members in different communities perform different roles, but in Bartholomew County they focus on recruiting and managing volunteers. Read more >>

Red Cross Opens Multi-Agency Resource Center for High Park Fire Victims
Loveland Reporter Herald (CO), July 1, 2012
The American Red Cross opened a multi-agency resource center Sunday at Foothills Mall in Fort Collins to serve the needs of those affected by the High Park fire. Read more>>

PGA Wives Chip In For West Virginia Relief
Charleston Daily Mail (WV), July 6, 2012
After unloading three pallets of bottled water originally intended for use at The Greenbrier Classic, the PGA Tour Wives joined Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., representatives from Mon Power and volunteers from the American Red Cross and AmeriCorps at the Lewisburg Lowe's to distribute free ice and water. Read more>>

Volunteering Helps Disabled Adults at Milwaukie's Exceed Enterprises get involved in the Community
The Oregonian (OR), June 29, 2012
Shanna Moro is an AmeriCorps volunteer who has worked at Exceed Enterprises for the past year as the community integration specialist. Read more>>

Interview with Efrim Chiavetta, Ghetto Grounds
KCET-FM (CA), June 29, 2012
I signed on for a year term with AmeriCorps, and once I got here I quickly realized it was going to take much longer than a year commitment to do what I wanted to do here -- probably more like five years. Read more >>

Raleigh Volunteer is ‘Grandma' to 18 Kids
The Clayton News-Star (NC), June 30, 2012
For the past five years, the 67-year-old Raleigh resident has been volunteering at Wanda's Little Hands, an N.C. Pre-K school, through the Foster Grandparent Program. Read more >>

Tim Penny: AmeriCorps Members Have a Powerful Impact On Children
Post Bulletin (MN), July 4, 2012
This fall, there will be more than 20 AmeriCorps LEAP (Learning Early Achieves Potential) members helping young children at Head Start and other early childhood sites across southern Minnesota. Read more >>

Longtime Volunteer Has Been To Nearly Every State, 3 Foreign Countries, In Times of Disaster
Associated Press (KY), July 4, 2012
She volunteers for the Senior Companion Program, providing companionship and assistance for two Owensboro residents. She helps in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and is a Civilian Emergency Response Training Service volunteer. Read more>>

What's Good For The Community Is Good For The Volunteer
The News Observer (GA), July 5, 2012
Lending a hand also offers physical and mental health benefits to seniors who volunteer, found a study, The Health Benefits of Volunteering, by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Read more >>

Six Reasons You Should Volunteer Your Way to a Job
Forbes, June 30, 2012
I recently learned that baby boomers today have the highest volunteer rate of any age group. They also volunteer at higher rates than past generations did when they were the same age, according to a report by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Read more >>

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