The Daily Points of Light

November 19, 2018
A phone call from his brother in 2011 would have a lasting impact on Ryan Paton and the hundreds of veterans he has volunteered for since. After his brother urged him to look up Honor Flight, a nationwide organization that flies veterans to visit...
November 16, 2018

A Miami family of four says their story of service started small - quite literally - when siblings Thalia and Chaz Castro, then six and four-years-old respectively, helped their school classmate with his endeavor to give back to their community...

November 15, 2018

Cayla Kumar lost her great grandmother to cancer, so she understands how battling cancer can affect an entire family.  Which is what inspired this 16-year-old junior at Archbishop Molloy High School to devote her free time to helping families...

November 14, 2018

Ronny Sweger joined the Army in 1993, and as a Special Forces engineer, was deployed countless times over his 14 years of service. Serving all over the world, from Africa, to Iraq, to Afghanistan, the former Green Beret said coming home after...

November 13, 2018

Music is a language Joseph Choe understands.  The 17-year-old Newport High School senior has played the violin since he was very young and knows the power that music can wield. For the past three years at his school, he’s used that power to...

November 12, 2018

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Marisa Saucedo. Read her story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or family as a Daily Point of Light.

Having served as an Army Reservist for more than 20 years, Marisa Saucedo understands...

November 9, 2018

John Butler is a third-generation volunteer firefighter who trains new members, recruits, fundraises and helps to lead his department. In response to those who call him a hero - the Johnstown, Pennsylvania resident says his service is just what...

November 8, 2018

William Romer spent a long, impressive career in the Navy, serving in the Vietnam War and eventually achieving the rank of Master Chief. But after 20 years of service, he found himself retired with not a lot to do. Then Al Bahr Shrine — a San...

November 7, 2018

On any given night in America, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 40,056 veterans are homeless. That sad state of affairs has become part of the landscape in most large American cities, where the homeless...

November 6, 2018

Like many people, Sandy Samberg knew a good friend with cancer.  "Like anyone else, you want to do something tangible to help," says Sandy, a former pediatric nurse practitioner.  “I registered to do the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, but I had a...

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