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Bringing Eric Home

Maggie Sergio | Posted 11.14.2013 | Impact
Maggie Sergio

I don't think I will ever forget the call I received on Saturday morning, May 21, 2011. An employee of mine called me at home to tell me that Eric was involved in a serious hang-gliding accident the day before. Disbelief and sadness filled me.

Erin Clements

Josh Duhamel: 'We Were Going To Name The Baby North. So Thanks, Kanye And Kim' | Erin Clements | Posted 08.19.2013 | Celebrity

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's eas...

AWFUL: Neighbors Want Family's Handicap Ramp Removed

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact

Talk about inconsiderate neighbors! The Giesegh family of Colorado says their neighbors are asking them to take down the handicap ramp outside thei...

'The Shark' Slows, But He's Still Swimming

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Detroit

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. — A long-distance swimmer who calls himself "The Shark" is keeping up his 22-mile swim in Lake St. Clair near the Michigan-...

Jim Dreyer Swims Through The Night

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | Detroit

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. -- A long-distance swimmer who calls himself "The Shark" is in the middle of a 30-hour, 22-mile dip in Lake St. Clair near the...

This Swimmer Is Making An INCREDIBLE Journey

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 10.06.2013 | Detroit

CLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Shark is in the water. And he will be for a while. Long-distance swimmer Jim Dreyer, who calls himself "The Shark," ...

Once Homeless Vet Builds Houses For People In Need

Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact

After losing her job and her home, Air Force veteran Regina Best felt that she had hit rock bottom. But she wasn’t willing to give up. “There...

This Bicycle Race Is No Aggie Joke

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.03.2013 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

How many Aggies does it take to ride a bike? How about seven: One to actually pedal the bike and six to support the "pedaller." As an Aggie, Cla...

Giving Veterans Homes to Return to

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Reckford

According to a count made last year by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, a staggering 62,619 U.S. veterans are homeless. Too many men and women who bravely served our country are living on the streets and struggling with the uncertainty of their future.

Transforming Young Lives in a Cynical Age

John Petillo | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
John Petillo

Amid all the hand-wringing and soul-searching that higher education is going through about the value and the cost of a liberal arts education, we lose sight of one fundamental truth - it changes lives. For the better.

Celebrating National Women Build Week With Habitat for Humanity

Holly Robinson Peete | Posted 07.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Holly Robinson Peete

So many families in the autism community have a hard time living in apartments because of the noise and the specific needs that their children have. Providing affordable homes for these families has just really filled my heart.

Volunteering -- Selflessness or Selfishness?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

I have spent many hours over the past twenty-five years volunteering with Habitat For Humanity. As a carpenter and a believer in reaching out to those around me, it is a perfect fit.

National Women Build Week: Reflecting on Mom

Liz Crossman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Liz Crossman

As Mother's Day approaches, I'm reflecting on the most influential woman in my life, my mother-in-law. Her name is also Elizabeth Crossman.

Life Lessons About Money and Happiness

Don McNay | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business
Don McNay

When you think about it, almost all of us have our own "lotto moment." We make decisions about money that will either give us long-term security and happiness or bring on pain and regret.

40 Hikers Rescued On Kentucky Mountain

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 05.08.2013 | College

WHITESBURG, Ky. — More than three dozen Pennsylvania college students spending spring break in Kentucky on a mission trip were safe Friday after...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Day of Service and the President's Inauguration

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Let's make this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the most successful national service day yet. Here are five ideas to use if you or someone you know has an excuse for not participating.

A Habitat for Humanity

Caren Chesler | Posted 03.13.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

By the time I got to the register, I felt like a pariah. The only thing worse than having an argument with someone in public is doing it in a charitable place like Habitat for Humanity. It's like yelling at a nun or cutting off an ambulance.

The Sparkle Box

Guideposts | Posted 02.22.2013 | Religion

Last year, Jack, who was saving his money for an iPod touch, donated half his savings to buy mosquito nets to help prevent the deadly spread of malaria in developing countries.

Responding to Superstorm Sandy: Habitat for Humanity Hits the Road to Repair. Rebuild. Restore.

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Reckford

Our greatest hope is that efforts like our Sandy response remind us all that we are connected, that we can each truly make a difference, that recovery is a place we all arrive together.

REPORT: This State Lost HALF Of Donations To Overhead

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A report released Thursday reminds Californians to pay attention to their charitable giving this holiday season. The study by t...

A Tale of Two Sandy's: "Miracle on 26th Street" and the Invisible Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

The way I see it, there needs to be a connection of the dots between the resources, volunteers and need. There needs to be a coordination between all the agencies working autonomously.

Jimmy Carter To Build 100 Homes In Haiti

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact

LEOGANE, Haiti — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Monday urged donors to honor the billion-dollar pledges they made to help Haiti rebuild a...

Faith And Service: Healing The Great Divorce

Wayne Meisel | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

As service became a defining aspect of growing up in America, the infrastructure moved from the church to the schools and became so secularized that conversations around faith were discouraged -- even taboo.

Many Homes, One Community

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Reckford

Whether in response to disaster or conflict, or to the changing needs of the neighborhoods in which we live and work, Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Together we can make a difference.

World Habitat Day: Helping Meet The Basic Need Of Shelter

Jimmy Carter | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Jimmy Carter

The act of building, of renovating, of coming together cements a bond not easily undone. When we bring together available resources, take decisive action and advocate for lasting change, we build the kind of stability, that Haiti -- and we -- need.