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8 Ways to Honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 by Giving Back

By Erin Halley on September 9, 2021

This 20th Anniversary of 9/11 is a time to pause and remember those who lost their lives in the 2001 tragedy, and to honor their memories by coming together to do good as a nation. From volunteering, supporting charities through donations of goods or cash, and simply by being kind to others, there are many ways to get involved.

Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration disaster relief local volunteering
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3 Simple Ways You Can Support Relief Efforts in Haiti and Afghanistan

By Erin Halley on August 24, 2021

As we hear more about the impact of the Taliban takeover and collapse of the Afghanistan government and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, you may be looking for ways to help. Here are some resources to support people in Haiti and Afghanistan.

Topics: disaster relief
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10 Ways to Support Disaster Relief Now

By Darcy Hughes on August 1, 2020

More than 5 million volunteers assist with disaster relief each year in the U.S. and because of complications with COVID-19, less than half of that number is expected to volunteer in 2020. So what can you do now to help out? Here’s a list of 10 ways you can aid in disaster relief.

Topics: disaster relief
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5 Ways To Help Communities Affected By Hurricanes (And Other Natural Disasters)

By Elysia Gabe on September 3, 2019

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Updated Sept. 03, 2019 for relevancy.

These past years’ hurricane seasons have been extraordinarily active and destructive across parts of the U.S. If you’ve followed coverage of Hurricane Florence and of Hurricane Michael, you’re well aware of the dangers they’ve brought, including life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic flooding and historic rainfall. We are now following coverage of Hurricane Dorian, which has reportedly caused devastating damage in the Bahamas, Florida and the Carolinas’ coasts.

Topics: disaster relief
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Need Volunteers Following a Natural Disaster?

By Basil Sadiq on September 8, 2017

Mother nature just wreaked havoc on your community — now what?

In times of disaster, people are eager to help. They seek ways to feel helpful and resourceful. If it makes sense for your local organization to help communities affected following a natural disaster, here’s a checklist for finding the right volunteers. We can’t emphasize this enough: please use your best discretion to keep you — and those around you — safe from harm.

Topics: disaster relief

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