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Entries by Erica Liepmann from 03/2010

Mother Of Three Works As Baker On Nights, Weekends To Provide For Children

Posted 03.03.2010 | Impact

Mother Lynette Slaton works night shifts and weekends as a baker in order to provide for her family and care for her young children during the day. Be...

Miami Man Builds Tent City In Haiti

Posted 03.03.2010 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Miami property developer, volunteering after Haiti's earthquake, was horrified to see children sleeping in the dirt ...

Chilean Girl Saves Her Island From Tsunami After Earthquake

Posted 03.04.2010 | Impact

When the 8.8 earthquake hit Chile over the weekend, 12-year-old Martina Maturana knew exactly what to do. Living in low-lying areas on Chile's Robinso...

UN And Bill Clinton Launch MassiveGood, Ask Flyers To Donate $2 For World Health Initiatives

Posted 03.04.2010 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS — With a simple click, U.S. travelers buying airline tickets via some travel agencies and Internet sites can now donate $2 or mor...

Haitian Small Businesses Hurting: Is Aid To Blame?

Posted 03.04.2010 | Impact

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti in January, international aid has been pouring into the island. Aid efforts organized by th...

UNICEF Helps Father And Daughter Reunite In Haiti

Posted 03.05.2010 | Impact

Six-year-old Sterling was found wandering the rubble filled streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after January's earthquake devastated the city. Thanks t...

Hilbert Potter, Disabled Kentucky Veteran, Helps Other Amputees Learn To Walk Again

Posted 03.05.2010 | Impact

After machine gun fire claimed Hilbert Potter's leg during Operation Desert Storm, he learned to walk again with the help of a prosthetic leg and a de...

Bode Miller Auctions Off Helmet For Ski Technician With Breast Cancer

Posted 03.06.2010 | Impact

Olympic skier Bode Miller may have five Olympic medals under his belt, but it's his heart of gold that's getting him recent attention. When Miller fou...

Holland, Michigan, Happiest Because Of Giving Nature?

Posted 03.08.2010 | Impact

Despite harsh winter conditions and high levels of unemployment, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index rates the small Michigan town of Holland as on...

Illinois Family Travels The Country For Organ Donations

Posted 03.09.2010 | Impact

Since before their two children were born, Mike and Sheri Greiner have always dreamed of traveling the country and visiting each of the nation's 50 st...

Video Installation Encourages Homeless Activism In New York City

Posted 03.09.2010 | Impact

Using the latest technology, a traveling installation in New York City reminds passerby about the challenges facing the city's homeless population and...

American Express Rewards Members For Volunteering

Posted 03.10.2010 | Impact

American Express has teamed up with Take Part for the 2010 Members Project, an initiative that gives members new ways to give back -- and even get som...

Alternative Spring Break: College Students Spend Week Off Volunteering

Posted 03.10.2010 | Impact

At colleges and universities across the nation, students are ditching plans to relax on sun-drenched beaches, opting instead to spend their spring bre...

Homeless Florida Couple Gets Married

Posted 03.11.2010 | Impact

Although Nan Schrack and Mark Neville have been together since the mid-1990s, years of homelessness, unemployment and health problems have made it dif...

Jon Pedley, British Millionaire, To Sell Company, Help Ugandan Orphans

Posted 03.11.2010 | Impact

After waking up from a six week long coma in 2002 following a drunk driving accident, British millionaire Jon Pedley had a new lease on life. "I've l...

Firefighters Shave Heads For Childhood Cancer Fundraiser

Posted 03.11.2010 | Impact

Firefighters at the Arcadia, Calif. Fire Department have a special place in their heart for children battling with cancer. The firefighters regularly ...

Dogs Of Valor Awards: Animal Heroes Honored For Saving Lives

Posted 03.11.2010 | Impact

For the third consecutive year, the Humane Society of the United States is honoring the amazing efforts of dogs around the country who are heroes in t...

Jenny Gibson's Story: Stimulus Funds Save Single Mom On Brink Of Homelessness

Posted 03.12.2010 | Impact

Last year, San Diego resident Jenny Gibson found herself unemployed after losing her job with a nonprofit organization. For this hard-working single m...

Wealthy Californians Support Needy Michigan Families With Monthly Care Packages

Posted 03.15.2010 | Impact

There's a lot of cross-country goodwill in 14 boxes filled with frozen chicken patties, a 7-pound boneless ham, canned goods, bread, cheese, fresh let...

Michael Brooks' Community Rallies Together To Raise Money For The 12 Year Old 's Cancer Treatment

Posted 03.16.2010 | Impact

For his 12th birthday, Michael Brooks had an unusual birthday party -- attended by hundreds of people, many of whom he had never met. The celebration ...

200,000 Still Homeless In Haiti As Rainy Season Nears

Posted 03.16.2010 | Impact

With the rainy season fast approaching, aid workers in Haiti are struggling to find solutions for the over 200,000 homeless residents living in areas ...

Skydiving For Brain Cancer Research: Cancer Survivor Takes To The Skies

Posted 03.16.2010 | Impact

In 2007, Sarah James was a successful, energetic 26-year-old, living and working in England -- until doctors discovered she had a brain tumor and need...

Soup Kitchen Turned Culinary School Helps Homeless Learn To Cook

Posted 03.17.2010 | Impact

A community soup kitchen, run by the nonprofit Dorothy's Place in Salinas, Calif., has been feeding the homeless for over 25 years. The soup kitchen i...

Renee Green Wins Lottery After Making Generous Donation To Haiti Relief

Posted 03.18.2010 | Impact

Reneé Green was sitting on the couch last Wednesday night when a story came on the news about the dire situation in Haiti. As she watched the images ...

Jeremy Silas Ulibarri's Art For At-Risk Youth Mistakenly Labeled Graffiti

Posted 03.18.2010 | Impact

Denver artist Jeremy Silas Ulibarri was shocked to learn his signature gorilla artwork had been featured on the History Channel show Gangland as evide...