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Volunteering and Service Are More Than a Temporary Response to Tragedy

Ilir Zherka | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Ilir Zherka

In the aftermath of 9/11, we saw the volunteerism rate in the U.S. jump to 28.8 percent, support of governmental institutions was high, and many Americans felt connected to one another. But, moments of national unity can be transient.

9/11 Volunteers Now Have To Dig Up Proof Of Service | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

On the day the terrorists flew into the World Trade Center, the Wu-Tang Clan canceled its meeting with a record mixer named Richard Oliver, so Mr. Oli...

Eleven Years After 9/11, Those Who Volunteered Continue to Literally Be Left in the Dust

David Fagin | Posted 11.12.2012 | New York
David Fagin

As Americans, we seem most highly evolved at thinking of ways to screw each other over. That includes denying the chronically ill volunteers who went down to Ground Zero the day after 9/11 not only compensation for illness, but refusing to acknowledge some were even there.

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Tim Armstrong | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Tim Armstrong

In a matter of minutes and hours, an act that was meant to freeze the country and our freedom, led to an outpouring of immediate action. If terrorism is about creating inaction, our country is about action.

Top Ten Most Inspiring Stories Of The 2000s

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This past decade has had its share of mishaps, to be sure, but here at Impact, we think the following inspirational moments are enough to make even th...