Community Renewal

Operation HOPE Volunteer Puts Business Skills to Work

After Hurricane Katrina, retired businessman Bill Groome wanted to help rebuild New Orleans, his home of 30 years, but knew his best talents were not in the carpentry or construction field. Operation HOPE provided him with the opportunity to put his extraordinary business skills to good use.

Volunteer Helps Launch Innovative Anti-Hunger Project in New York City

On June 25th, I got on the 5 Train and headed up to the La Iglesia Cristiana Shekinah block party at 3rd Avenue and 149th Street in the South Bronx. But I wasn’t going for the festivities.

A Cabinet Secretary’s Visit Draws Volunteers to AZ Homeless Shelter

This post from the Arizona Republic just scratches the surface of a great story of service, and how we can help increase volunteerism around the nation.

Jul. 6, 2009 04:20 PM

Major League Soccer Champs Give Back at Home and on the Road

The Columbus Crew, the 2008 Major League Soccer champs, took Washington, DC, by storm on July 13. First stop was the White House, where they were honored by President Obama for winning the championship and for serving their community.

One Man’s Quest to End Hunger

In early January of this year, I got an idea after watching a news story about our Community Food Bank. The food bank was struggling to meet the demands placed on it by a shrinking economy and an ever-expanding unemployment rate. I thought, “If every neighbor in Tucson—nearly one million of them—donated one can of food a week, we could eliminate hunger in our city.”

First Lady Kicks Off United We Serve with CaliforniaVolunteers and KaBOOM!

First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off United We Serve by joining forces with California’s First Lady Maria Shriver, CaliforniaVolunteers, KaBOOM! and community volunteers to build a playground at Bret Harte Elementary School in San Francisco.

HUD Secretary Donovan Gets His Hands Dirty with the St. Bernard Project

To kick off United We Serve, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan joined the St. Bernard Project and other local New Orleans organizations to rebuild two homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The Secretary volunteered alongside his wife and two sons, helping to finish sheetrock installation, float drywall and plant a garden.

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