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Two Americorp VISTA members join United Way. ateland Blackburn and Travis Doto, AmeriCorp Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members, joined United Way of Madison County to complete one year of volunteer service. This is United Way’s third year as VISTA sponsor.

Volunteers, Take a Bow: Last year, 62.7 million volunteers did 8.1 BILLION hours of service in America. Volunteers, we couldn't do it without you!

Warm Up America provide warm, hand-made blankets to homeless shelters, battered women's shelters, and as disaster relief (fires, floods, etc.). Warm Up America volunteers are encouraged to donate their finished blankets to a local organization (or a local chapter of a national organization) near where they live or work.

Ballington and Maud Booth, envisioned a movement dedicated to “reaching and uplifting” all people, to “go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand.” With this as their guiding principal, on March 18, 1896, they announced the birth of a new organization dedicated to serving the spiritual and material needs of the poor and disadvantaged: Volunteers of America. That first year they opened the VOALA Mission Hall at 126 North Main Street in downtown Los Angeles.

ASPCA Offers Safety Tips in Response to Recent Pet Food Recalls: Important factors to consider for the protection of all family members.