As a country, we’ve gotten so used to facing the alarming number of veterans who take their own lives that it often feels abstract at this point; nameless, faceless statistics. For those of us who personally know veterans who’ve taken their own lives, it doesn’t take a 22-a-day statistic to feel the hurt — even one veteran suicide is one too many!
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County has provided critical-needs home repair to low-income residents of Montgomery County free of charge for the past 27 years. Last year alone, we completed 304 projects for 112 homeowners thanks to the support of more than 681 volunteers who invested over 6,000 hours of service into our community.
Technology platforms support a growing range of employee giving and engagement programs as companies expand their mix of community service and involvement initiatives, which are part of their broader corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs and strategy. According to America’s Charities’ Snapshot 2015 report, “More than 80% of employers said they use technology to allow employees to give money; 65% use it to record volunteer hours; and 69% use technology to allow employees to sign up for volunteer events.”
For more than 40 years, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has been at the forefront of engaging national and local leaders, policymakers, educators, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and families.
Did you know that in Central Florida, 1 in 6 people are food insecure? Yes, in America! Over 40% of families in Central Florida are classified as “working poor”. The “working poor” are one crisis away from homelessness.
Christian HELP works with unemployed and the underemployed because both people groups are at risk for homelessness and this affects everyone. Our mission is to help prevent homelessness by finding people jobs while providing for them materially and spiritually.
When a military service member is wounded, ill, or injured, these changes place tremendous stress on families and caregivers. Supportive family members and caregivers are an integral part of a warrior's successful recovery.
The Make-A-Wish #ArmWrestleChallenge kicks off in April as part of the Make-A-Wish® World Wish Day® campaign, raising awareness and funds online to help grant the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. A wish experience can give kids the mental toughness they need to fight their illness.