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Entries by Jonathan Daniel Harris from 04/2010

National Volunteer Month: Audrey LaRoque Helps Homeless Youth In Venice Beach

Posted 04.01.2010 | Impact

April is National Volunteer Month. Throughout the month, HuffPost Impact will be telling stories of volunteers who have made an extraordinary differen...

Hundreds Donate To Father Of Fallen Marine, To Pay Court Costs

Posted 04.01.2010 | Impact

BALTIMORE — Donations are pouring in for a fallen Marine's father who was ordered to pay the court costs of an anti-gay church he's been battlin...

Tracey Jackson: Screenwriter Takes Spoiled Daughter To India Slums To Learn About Life

Posted 04.01.2010 | Impact

Tracey Jackson's 15-year-old daughter Taylor had a problem. She was sending 7,000 texts a month, charging hundreds of dollars to her mother on iTunes,...

Lalita Booth: From Homeless Dropout To Harvard Student

Posted 04.02.2010 | Impact

North Carolina-born Lalita Booth was abused as a teenager -- over the next few years she got married, had a baby and abused drugs. By age 18, her life...

Create Your Own Hipster Band Name

| Posted 04.02.2010 | Comedy
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It's easy to come up with a name for a hipster band! Just follow these simple instructions: Step 1: Choose a word from the first column. Step 2: Foll...

Haiti Rubble Essential For Reconstruction In Port-au-Prince

Posted 04.03.2010 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The rubble from Haiti's shattered capital is rising in heaps at the port, dumped for sorting and recycling by a fleet of...

Ford Foundation Giving $100M In Arts Grants

Posted 04.05.2010 | Impact

NEW YORK — Artists and arts organizations nationwide are getting help with creating projects and spaces for performance, exhibition and other pu...

Small Business In Debt Rescued By Loyal Customers

Posted 04.05.2010 | Impact

A family-run grocery store in a Long Island hamlet was saved by the loyalty of its customers after nearly losing the fight to stay in business during the recession.

Maine Seniors Cheer On Troops At Airport

Posted 04.05.2010 | Impact

Every day inside a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine, two groups of unsung heroes meet -- the troops heading to or from Iraq and Afghanistan and the seni...

HuffPost Impact Wants YOUR Stories

Posted 04.05.2010 | Impact

Research shows that generosity is contagious -- people are more likely to do good when they're around others making positive contributions. Our job at...

Larry The Whale Joins Charity Paddleboarder For 20 Miles

Posted 04.05.2010 | Impact

Surfer Jodie Nelson recently paddled the 40 miles from Catalina to the California mainland to raise money for breast cancer research. On the second le...

Lifeline Express, Hospital On Rails, Brings Health Care To Rural India

Posted 04.05.2010 | Impact

In India, a country with a public health care system that is dangerously overstretched, large parts of the country have limited or no access to basic ...

Merola's Market: Family Business In Debt Rescued By Dana Conklin And Other Loyal Customers

Posted 04.05.2010 | Impact

Small towns across the country are feeling the burden of the recession, and the Long Island, N.Y. town of Point Lookout is no exception. Like many sma...

1/3 Of California's Produce Goes To Waste: How To Eliminate Hunger

Posted 04.05.2010 | Impact

It's a sad paradox: while California's abundant fields of fruit and vegetables fuel much of America, millions of tons of food rot in farm fields or gr...

Satu Immermann, Widow With Breast Cancer, Struggles With Finances, Possible Foreclosure

Posted 04.05.2010 | Impact

"She witnessed her husband die in front of her small children," Suzi Schwartz said. "She's an unbelievable person to be dealing with what she's dealin...

Ashoka Future Forum Supports Social Entrepreneurs (WATCH LIVE)

Posted 04.05.2010 | Impact

As part of its stated mission, Ashoka "invests in people." Their programs seek to catalyze and inspire young entrepreneurs to fulfill their world-chan...

West Virginia Mine Disaster: Help Support Victims' Families

Posted 04.06.2010 | Impact

When methane gas in a West Virginia mine ignited, it caused an explosion that killed at least 25 coal miners and trapped four others; rescue teams are...

Calexico Hit Hard From 7.2 Quake, Businesses Work To Rebuild

Posted 04.06.2010 | Impact

CALEXICO, Calif. — Business owners in Calexico are working to repair damage to their stores and trying to resume some sense of normalcy followin...

Treasure Chest Foundation Brings Toys To Children Suffering From Cancer

Posted 04.06.2010 | Impact

Martin Kisel survived leukemia as a child. Now he's looking to give back as part of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, co-founded by hi...

Julien Duret: Mystery Hero Who Saved Little Girl FOUND

Posted 04.07.2010 | New York

NEW YORK — A French tourist who rescued a toddler who fell into New York's East River says he didn't think twice about diving in to save the gir...

Lottery Winners Give Clerk, Anthony Eckman, $740 For Being A Good Luck Charm

Posted 04.07.2010 | Impact

Anthony Eckman, or "Lighting" as many Johnson Siding, South Dakota residents call him, seems to be local lottery players' secret weapon. Carl Schwarze...

Impact Twitter Lists: Keep Up-To-Date On Global Humanitarian Organizations

Posted 04.08.2010 | Impact

Today The Huffington Post launched The Twitter Edition, the ability to see breaking updates manually tailored to each section on HuffPost. If you chec...

National Volunteer Month: Dr. Keyvan Hariri Makes An Impact In Haiti

Posted 04.08.2010 | Impact

April is National Volunteer Month. Throughout the month, HuffPost Impact will be telling stories of volunteers who have made an extraordinary differen...

Former Corporate Controller Now 'Couch Surfing' To Stay Afloat

Posted 04.08.2010 | Impact

Richard Brown lost his job over a year ago, and is profiled by MSNBC.com as just one of 1.2 million former homeowners who lost their house during the ...

Haiti Children Still Face Great Challenges, Nonprofit Report Says

Posted 04.08.2010 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (April 8, 2010) -- Three months after a 7-magnitude earthquake caused massive destruction in Haiti's capital and surrounding are...