Blog Archive

Blog Archive

Daily Point of Light #4031, Liz Cochran

Liz Cochran is truly concerned with the “matters of the heart.”  This 21 year-old beauty has not only found success in the arts and beauty pageants, but she has also used her Miss Alabama platform to increase cardiovascular awareness and disease prevention through her organization With Every Beat. Liz began her mission of informing the young and old about the importance of cardiovascular help when her young dance instructor died due to a heart condition.  This tragedy became very personal for Liz provoking her to do something.

Daily Point of Light #4029, Naval Undersea Warfare Center

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (Newport Division) is solidifying America’s future by educating our young about the endless possibilities of having a career in engineering and science.  Eliminating the gap between science and our youth is an imperative step in solidifying America’s future within the global economy. With help from the Chief of Naval Operations, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division of Newport developed formal Mathematics and Science Educational Outreach Program. 

Daily Point of Light #4027, Cynthia Caron

As the President and Founder of LostNMissing, Inc., Cynthia Caron volunteers 12 hours each day to guide families of missing people as soon as their loved one goes missing. She seamlessly handles all the media, marketing and posting of information. Cynthia works directly with law enforcement, acting as a representative for the families. She also notifies the public of the missing person through the community by social networking. By stepping in and handling the media relations, this allows the families to focus on recovering their loved ones.

Conference Commemorative Lapel Pin

Anyone who did not receive a 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service commemorative lapel pin may do so simply by sending an email with your name and mailing address to You will receive one completely free of charge, compliments of Rick and Iris Hyman of

THE WAY WE GET BY Received by Warm Audience at the Conference

By Gita Pullapilly, Film Producer

Jerry Mundy, one of the stars of THE WAY WE GET BY, put it best when he said, “It makes me so proud to be a part of this amazing group of volunteers.” Over the past six years, Jerry has been volunteering his time greeting troops heading off to war and returning home. It has nothing to do with politics—just the sheer love of seeing the young men and women and making sure they know that someone is thinking of them.

Daily Point of Light #4023, Pauline Abeyta

Pauline Abeyta offers clothes to the homeless along with a healthy dose of compassion through the organization The Clothing Room.  As a dedicated volunteer at The Clothing Room, Pauline has proved that community outreach is invalid without compassion and dedication. Every week, Pauline assists needy families and the homeless in finding clothes to wear.  Whether it’s for an interview or just something to wear for the day, Pauline understands the importance providing clothes and emotional support to the needy.