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5 ways you can volunteer on 9/11 Day
Every year, as the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks approached, Cindy McGinty had a hard time figuring out where she should be. Her husband Mike died in the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and the Foxboro resident wasn’t sure how to spend the day. One year, she and her sons went to a […]
88 points by The Boston Globe | Blood donation Barack Obama September 11 attacks September 11 Donation American Red Cross Democratic Party World Trade Center
For Earth Hour — don't turn off, plug in. Here's why
There are plenty of ways to support the planet, like calling lawmakers and donating to causes.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Las Vegas Strip Empire State Building Sydney Opera House Climate change Donation Environment United States Opera Australia
UKIP just got invoiced for £200k… by its largest donor
The woes of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) continue, as its one-time largest donor Arron Banks demanded no less than £200,000 from the organization. Read Full Article at RT.com
28 points by Russia Today | United Kingdom Independence Party Donation Nigel Farage South East England Broadsheet
Support pours in for tot killed in Lowell blaze
Donations are pouring in from far and wide to support the family of a 3-year-old Lowell boy who “made everybody smile” before he lost his life in a fast-moving fire on Friday.“The outpouring of support from people all over the country has been phenomenal,” Doug Knox, the grief-stricken grandfather of little Hunter Knox, told the Herald yesterday.A GoFundMe page created on behalf of the Knox family had raised more than $18,000 as of last night, with donations coming from friends, family members and complete strangers.
6 points by Boston Herald | Family Fire hydrant American film actors Lowell Massachusetts Positive psychology Firefighter After You've Gone Donation
Nevada Highway Patrol warns of scammers seeking donations for law enforcement charitable organizations
The Nevada Highway Patrol is alerting the public to a phone scam in which scammers call Las Vegas Valley residents, seeking donations on behalf of various police charitable organizations.
7 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nevada Charities Las Vegas metropolitan area Social economy Las Vegas Nevada Donation Charitable organization Non-profit organization
Washington man customizes Amazon Dash button to donate to ACLU
A Washington designer programmed an Amazon Dash Button to donate to the ACLU every time he’s incensed by President Trump.
441 points by Daily News | Donation
Central Floridians part of 8-person kidney exchange
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It was last fall when Christina Burnett picked up the phone to call Oviedo Police Officer Bobby Draughon. Burnett, one of the two living donor transplant coordinators at Florida Hospital Transplant Institute, had found a match for Draughon's kidney. All she needed now was a final ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Organ transplant Donation Police officer Police Surgery Exchange Kidney Orlando Florida
Rep. Marcia Fudge introduces legislation to ease food donations
The Warrensville Heights Democrat introduced legislation on Tuesday to address liability worries that keep food manufacturers, retailers and restaurants from donating surplus food to the needy. WASHINGTON, D. C. - If you don't want to eat those peas, Rep. Marcia Fudge wants to make it easier for a hungry person to eat them. On Tuesday, the Warrensville Heights Democrat introduced legislation to address liability worries that keep food manufacturers, retailers and restaurants from donating surplus food to the needy. The bipartisan bill she introduced with three other Congress members would clarify and expand the liability protections given to food donors by a 1996 law meant to facilitate food donations to the hungry. Her "Food Donation Act of 2017" aims to address issues brought to the House Agriculture Committee's attention by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, which  delivered testimony last year that said that 40 percent of the food produced in the United States goes uneaten, resulting in 62.5 million tons of wasted food each year. Congrats to @chelliepingree @RepMcGovern @RepNewhouse &@RepMarciaFudge for introducing the #FoodDonationAct of 2017! https://t.co/BCoSIAl8Om -- [email protected] (@HarvardFLPC) February 7, 2017 "It has been estimated that redistributing just 30 percent of all the food lost in the United States could feed every food insecure American their total diet," the clinic's director, Emily Broad Leib, told the committee. "Despite several compelling policies, current laws still perpetuate barriers to food conservation and recovery." Fudge's bill would extend liability protections to donations made directly to needy individuals, instead of limiting protections to food provided to social service agencies. It would also allow donation of food that's been mislabeled in ways that don't affect safety, and permit donations of edible foods like breakfast cereal that's past its "sell by" date for freshness, but is still safe to eat. Fudge - a member of the House Agriculture Committee's nutrition subcommittee -  says 16.1 percent of Ohio residents aren't always able to acquire enough food, and the state ranks sixth nationwide in food insecurity. "Food insecurity is an urgent problem in our nation, but there are businesses and organizations trying to help," said a statement from Fudge. "The Food Donation Act supports them by increasing liability protections and creating new ways to donate while eliminating food waste. This bill goes a long way in helping to feed families in need."
90 points by The Plain Dealer | Donation Humanitarian aid Food Nutrition Food security Accountable Fundraising Eating United States Congress
People can’t stop trolling Sean Spicer on Venmo
Sean Spicer is paying the price for keeping his Venmo account public after heading to Washington. Users of the cash-sharing app flooded the Press Secretary’s public account with small donations that included snarky subject lines. “Donation to get ur hairline back smh,” one person wrote, according to screenshots taken by The Hill. “Change that picture...
120 points by New York Post | Melania Trump Saturday Night Live Donation Money Request Payment 1970 births Donald Trump
Kayla Mueller's parents donate to Doctors Without Borders
The parents of the Islamic State hostage had once denounced the group.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Humanitarian aid Donation Médecins Sans Frontières Humanitarianism Attacks on humanitarian workers Timeline of events in humanitarian relief and development Suffering Aid
92-year-old man leaves hospice after story goes viral
Morrie Bogart was knitting hats for the homeless from his hospital bed when his story went viral and inspired millions.       
2597 points by USA Today | Knitting Homelessness Assisted living Gauge Humanitarian aid Donation Homeless shelter A Story
Kenney selects new state lobbyists
After a six-month hiatus of not having a lobbyist representing the city in Harrisburg, Mayor Kenney selected Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney to do the job. The contract, which became effective Wednesday and goes through June 30, is worth $41,667. Buchanan and its subcontractor, Commonwealth Strategies, gets three one-year renewal options.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania Advocacy Lobbying Philadelphia Advocacy group Allegheny County Pennsylvania Donation Proposal of marriage
Severly abused dog now being treated in Harris County
A stray dog taken to Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston Feb. 4 is finally being treated following a heinous case of animal abuse.
545 points by The Houston Chronicle | English-language films Dog Animal shelter The Shelter Donation Latin Medicine
New bill would let teens join Illinois organ donor registry
“Our goal is always to save lives,” Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said. “Thousands of Illinoisans are waiting for an organ.
10 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Chicago Donation Windows Registry Barack Obama Organ United States Legislature
East Las Vegas Valley nonprofits always looking for extra help
People looking for a hand up have a lot of nonprofit organizations to go to during the holiday season. Those nonprofits also need help from time to time.
117 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Giving Non-profit organization Donation Humanitarian aid Feeding America Accountable Fundraising Charitable organization Charities
MMA fighter Marcus Kowal says goodbye to 15-month-old son
MMA fighter Marcus Kowal bid a final goodbye to his son after the 15-month-old was pronounced brain dead following a drunk driving accident.
732 points by Daily News | Mixed martial arts Alcoholic beverage Donation Heart Remove Intoxicated Drivers Writing Driving under the influence
IRS complaint filed over Trump's illegal Florida AG donation
The group asked the IRS to investigate if Trump “is personally liable” for any wrongdoing.
1007 points by Daily News | Donald Trump Ivana Trump Palm Beach Florida The Washington Post Trump University Donation Fred Trump The Huffington Post
Thank you to tree lighting supporters
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have sent a donation to support the 30th annual Concord Christmas tree lighting celebration that will be held Nov. 25 at the State House Plaza. I have been working hard since June trying to raise funds for this annual celebration. This event...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Christmas Weather Black Friday Christmas controversy Christmas tree Christmas music Donation Major
Teen finds helping other sick kids is best medicine
The 18-year-old founded a nonprofit and sews stuffed animals for kids in the hospital        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Donation Sewing Hospital Stuffed toy Sewing machine
Strangers donate nearly $115K to elderly Little Village vendor
There’s no way of knowing how long it would’ve taken Fidencio Sanchez to sell 76,000 paletas, or Mexican ice pops, for $1.50 each from the paleteria he pushes around Little Village. But online donors saved the 89-year-old man the trouble of finding out. Through $5 to $2,000 donations, 5,000-plus...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Ice pop Donation Paleta
Criss Angel aims to raise $1 million for Heal Every Life Possible
MINDFREAK LIVE! at The Luxor headliner magician Criss Angel is praying for another miracle just 24 hours before the curtain goes up on his ambitious pediatric cancer fundraiser Heal Every Life Possible at The Luxor on Monday night.
186 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Criss Angel Donation Britney Spears Dee Snider Acute lymphoblastic leukemia Frustration Disappointment Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Facebook co-founder pledges $20M against Trump
Dustin Moskovitz says the GOP nominee runs a campaign 'built on fear and hostility.'         
13239 points by Arizona Republic | Hillary Rodham Clinton Dustin Moskovitz Bill Clinton United States Senate John McCain Democratic Party Giving Donation
Facebook co-founder pledges $20M to defeat Trump
Dustin Moskovitz says the GOP nominee runs a campaign 'built on fear and hostility.'         
13239 points by Arizona Republic | Hillary Rodham Clinton Dustin Moskovitz Bill Clinton United States Senate John McCain Democratic Party Giving Donation
Facebook co-founder pledges $20 million to defeat Donald Trump
Dustin Moskovitz says the GOP nominee runs a campaign 'built on fear and hostility.'       
13239 points by USA Today | Hillary Rodham Clinton Dustin Moskovitz Bill Clinton United States Senate John McCain Democratic Party Giving Donation