Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY

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Trends and Highlights Overview

Overall, in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY in 2015:

  • 22.5% of residents volunteer, ranking them 40th among the 51 largest MSAs
  • 161,659 volunteers
  • 30.6 million hours of service
  • 56.1% of residents donate $25 or more to charity

Civic Life in America (2013 data):

  • 81.1% frequently talk with neighbors
  • 31.7% of residents participate in groups and/or organizations
  • 56.2% of residents engage in "informal volunteering" (for example, doing favors for neighbors)

National Service

National service refers to the Corporation for National and Community Service programs: Senior CorpsAmeriCorpsthe Social Innovation Fund, and other programs and initiatives. Participants in these programs address community needs in disaster services, economic opportunity, education, the environment, health, and veterans and military families.

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