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16th Annual Arkansas River Trash Roundup Set for Earth Day, April 22

Volunteer effort benefits river, Great Plains Nature Center wetlands
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WICHITA, Kan., April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Taking place on Earth Day, the 16th annual Arkansas River Trash Roundup will see hundreds of volunteers remove tons of garbage from downtown area waters, benefitting both the river and wetlands restoration efforts at Wichita’s Great Plains Nature Center by Wichita Ducks Unlimited. Over the past 15 years, more than 25 tons of trash was collected, with 2016 attracting 1,310 volunteers, the highest number of participants to date.

Points of Light Celebrates National Volunteer Week with a Focus on How Service Brings People Together

Five NFL players honored with Daily Point of Light Award
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ATLANTA, April 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Points of Light, in partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation and Got Your 6, celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017, through volunteer recognition and service events across the country.

Comcast NBCUniversal Celebrates Year-Round Commitment to Volunteerism During Annual Cares Day

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PHILADELPHIA, April 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On Saturday, April 22nd, more than 100,000 Comcast NBCUniversal employees, and their families and friends, and community partners will participate in the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a culmination of the company’s year-round commitment to community service.

National Rebuilding Month: Older Homes

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Old housing issues are often much more significant than drafty windows and squeaky stairs. Homeowners who live in older homes risk exposure to lead, asbestos and other environmental health hazards according to the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide are helping low-income homeowners eliminate these hazards and ensure they live safe and healthy in their homes.Read more about health hazards here: http://bit.ly/2miIMR5.

Making Change Happen on Comcast Cares Day

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This Saturday, April 22nd, marks the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, where more than 100,000 volunteers in 21 countries will leave a lasting impact in the communities where they live and work. They’ll give back side-by-side with colleagues, community partners, family, and friends in the day to celebrate Comcast NBCUniversal’s year-round commitment to make a difference.

From 200 to 100,000 Volunteers: Here is the Story of Comcast Cares Day

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The lasting impression volunteering leaves is often told through the account of one person spending their time making a difference for another. One person showing up on one day could make all the difference in someone else’s life.

Rebuilding Together, Lowe’s to 'Rebuild-A-Block' in Communities Throughout the Country

Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers to rebuild homes, community centers for residents in need
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Rebuilding Together, a leading national non-profit rebuilding communities in need across the country, will partner with Lowe's to launch its Rebuild-a-Block program and restore homes and neighborhood service centers in Tampa, Fla., Henderson, Nev. and Fayetteville, N.C. 

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Rebuilding Together, a leading national non-profit rebuilding communities in need across the country, will partner with Lowe's to launch its Rebuild-a-Block program and restore homes and neighborhood service centers in Tampa, Fla., Henderson, Nev. and Fayetteville, N.C. 

Keep Brevard Beautiful Removes More Than 15 Tons of Debris During Annual Trash Bash

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Remarkable results are pouring in from the Great American Cleanup events that are happening during Keep America Beautiful Month (April).

In its 36th year, Keep Brevard Beautiful’s Trash Bash covered about 40 sites with more than 1,100 volunteers dedicating more than 4,300 hours on Saturday, April 1. In just a short period of time, those volunteers removed more than 30,600 pounds (approximately 15 tons) of trash and debris from public spaces within Brevard County, Florida.

National Rebuilding Month: Impact of Poor Housing on Children

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Poor housing conditions can negatively impact the health of those inside – especially children. Get involved during #RebuildingMonth: Learn about how to make your home safer for your children and grandchildren. Volunteer to help your neighbor do the same. Donate to support the critical repairs that make homes safer and healthier: http://bit.ly/1Yb8mBa

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