The Daily Points of Light

March 18, 2019

A former Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, Gordon Storey is giving back to his country even in retirement.

Establishing The Dyess We Care Team (WCT) in 2000, Gordon says his mission was to provide community service opportunities...

March 15, 2019

Mary O’Farell takes Matthew 25:36 quite literally.  “I needed clothes and you clothed me,” says that Gospel verse, and since 2011, working with her church at First United Methodist Church in downtown Texarkana, she’s been doing exactly that. ...

March 14, 2019

Julie Becker is today’s Daily Point of Light Award honoree for her work providing crucial resources to homeless and low-income people in her community. Points of Light spoke with Julie about her commitment to service.

In late January,...

March 13, 2019

For Cliff Preston, the most joyous time of the week is the time he spends comforting hospitalized newborns. Known as a baby cuddler, Cliff has volunteered for more than 26 years at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Infants need to form...

March 12, 2019
The Richmond Art Center is a safe space for Nicole Ward. She started taking art classes there when she was just 7 years old after her grandparents noticed that she had artistic talent. Now in high school, she has been volunteering there for almost...
March 11, 2019

Kennedy Steiner was listening to one of her favorite radio stations when she heard a call to the community that would change the course of the next six years of her life.

The station was gathering donations for Toys for Tots, a not-for-...

March 8, 2019

An avid reader, Isabella Tejeda says the library was her second home as a child, and now, the 17-year-old Yorba Linda, California resident is sharing her love for reading with children in her greater community.

Launching “Read a Story,...

March 7, 2019

Mentors play many roles in young people’s lives, serving as trusted role models, advocates, cheerleaders, and friends. The word “mentor” itself can be traced back to Homer’s “Odyssey.” In the epic poem, Mentor is a friend of Odysseus, left in...

March 6, 2019

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Gene Neeley. Read his story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or family as a Daily Point of Light

Edwin Eugene “Gene” Neeley makes sure that every veteran gets their moment of honor. At 94...

March 5, 2019

When she became a Girl Scout Daisy in kindergarten, Isabella Sapio had already been volunteering for years.  Born into a family of service minded people, even as a tot Isabella learned from her mother what it meant to give back, at church, in...

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