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2013-12-16 08:23:32

Americans Volunteered 7.9 Billion Hours in 2012; Gen Xers and Parents Lead the Way WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national study released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) shows that millions of Americans make volunteering a priority in their lives. The annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America research shows that volunteering in the U.S. remains stable and strong across...

2013-10-22 23:28:23

Volunteer-based emergency response foundation is able to purchase a new ambulance with the help of Yellowstone Capital's charitable funding, provided with a similar sense of urgency. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Corp (HVAC) of Union County NJ, founded in 2004, is a non-profit organization serving the communities of Elizabeth, Hillside, Union and the surrounding areas. The primary goal of HVAC is to provide rapid response, rapid treatment and rapid...

2013-08-29 23:19:16

Boone County (MO) Fire Protection District (BCFPD) has begun utilizing new mobile technology that locates and dispatches its volunteer firefighters and EMTs to nearby incidents in order to reduce fire department response times. The system, developed by NowForce, locates and dispatches nearby potential responders, thereby shortening the time between when a 9-1-1 call is placed and when a fire/rescue unit arrives. Columbia, MO and Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Closest available...

2013-08-15 16:20:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than $505,000 in grants were recently awarded to help Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today. "A total of 130 volunteer fire companies, all serving rural areas and communities where forest and brush fires are common, will benefit from these funds," DCNR Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti said....

2013-06-18 12:26:49

First-ever federal research finds unemployed individuals who volunteer are 27% more likely to find work than non-volunteers WASHINGTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking new report from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) provides the most compelling empirical evidence to date establishing an association between volunteering and employment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130506/DC08175LOGO) The study, "Volunteering as a...

2013-05-06 16:26:17

20 Million Seniors Volunteering Nearly 3 Billion Hours - a Value of $67 Billion; Senior Corps Week - May 6-10 - Showcases Impact of Older Volunteers WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to new data released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), senior volunteering is at a 10-year high - one in three volunteers is a senior age 55 and older. These men and women tap a lifetime of experience to help those in greatest need. More than...

2013-04-09 16:22:10

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities (NLC) is co-sponsoring today's first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today's recognition focuses on AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers who help city leaders every day by managing community volunteers, providing health services, restoring city parks, supporting food banks and homeless shelters, and through...

2013-03-05 08:38:34

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Forte Holdings, the leading provider of healthcare software solutions, has signed on to be the primary sponsor of the 2013 Volunteer Firefighters Academy, an annual training program run by the El Dorado County Training Officers Association. The training officers association is made up of representatives from all the fire departments on the Western Slope of the county. Along with sharing training resources and information, the...

2013-02-20 16:26:39

ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ToolBank USA and Ames True Temper® announced today a partnership which will provide over $145,000 in True Temper® branded tools to ongoing ToolBank community efforts. The tools will be used by volunteers and charitable organizations for projects, both large and small, including building and renovation of community playgrounds, churches and community park updates, to name a few. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130220/PH63513LOGO) The...

2013-01-15 16:22:35

MLK Day of Service Projects in all 50 states coincide with 57th Presidential Inaugural and National Day of Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of service, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that leads MLK Day of Service, said Americans will come together...