Providing support for the men and women who have served in the armed forces is a priority for many social organizations across the United States. Among the critical needs being addressed by these groups, such as providing access to healthcare, education and employment, is the need to help veterans find and maintain safe, sustainable housing. HandsOn Greater Phoenix, a Points of Light affiliates, has stepped up to this challenge, leveraging the power of corporate partnerships and volunteers to have an impact on the local veteran community.
Posts for August, 2017
Kim Doyle Wille, a Colorado native, has been passionate about cooking since she was a young girl creating meals in her childhood home. Creating a nonprofit focused on healthy food options for the students and families in Garfield County was a natural way to turn that passion into action.
As senior manager of our global team, Andrea Thomas can frequently be found on the phone, speaking with member organizations of the Points of Light global network, who are working to solve problems through service in their communities around the world. Off the phone, Andrea and her family – daughter, Amanda, and husband, Steve – are active volunteers with HandsOn Atlanta. Volunteer service has become a tradition for their family and they participate in a variety of activities, with particular interest in projects that benefit senior citizens or at-risk children.
The high rates of violence in Central America have caused many citizens, including youth, to flee their countries in search of a better life elsewhere. The result has been a greater push by social organizations in these countries and bordering nations to support youth and, ideally, equip them to spark change and improve their communities – rather than leave them. Glasswing International is one such organization.