volunteerism

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The American Red Cross helps those who suffer

When Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881, it helped Americans recover from natural disasters. Learn how its mission expanded — to the world.
Artistic arrangement of unusual-looking vegetables, including carrots and potatoes (© Shutterstock.com)

Working to stop food waste

Learn how U.S. organizations are helping to save food from being wasted, which helps to feed communities and save the environment.
Outside view of 3D-printed house with columns (© Rob Osterrmaier/Consociate Media/Habitat for Humanity)

U.S. nonprofit group funds affordable homes made with 3D printers

Habitat for Humanity has funded three 3D-printed houses around the world and hopes to fund more in the future.
Praying Asian woman with forehead marked with cross (© Scott Olson/Getty Images)

American Christians find renewal during Lent

Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is a time of spiritual renewal for Christians that includes prayer and giving to others.
Elana Meyers Taylor in bobsled on racing track (© Matthias Schrader/AP Images)

Meet U.S. Olympian Elana Meyers Taylor [poster]

U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor will compete in the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, her fourth Olympic games.
Jill Biden and President Biden bowing heads before wreath (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

Biden honors victims of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Biden honored those killed and praised the sacrifices of rescuers.
'Welcome to Greensburg, Kansas,' sign next to two wind turbines (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. governments large and small go green

From Greensburg, Kansas, to New York City, all forms of local, state and federal U.S. governments are going green. Learn more here.
Top: Aerial view of farmland. Bottom: Los Angeles skyline (Both images © Shutterstock)

These volunteers and fellows will take on California’s climate issues

The new California Climate Action Corps, a group of community volunteers and paid fellows, will work with the state's government on environmental problems.
Man kneeling and talking to children sitting on cot in gymnasium (© Scott Dalton/American Red Cross)

American Red Cross: Volunteers helping those in need

In a year marked by natural disasters and a global pandemic, the American Red Cross has seen a surge in volunteers who want to save lives.