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How To Help Victims Of Italy's Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Impact

People and organizations have rushed to help after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy on Wednesday, killing at least 267 people. The wor...

How To Help Victims Of The Istanbul Airport Attack

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact

As Turkey and the world are still reeling from Tuesday's attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport, people all over have stepped up to show their support. ...

What A Person In Pain Really Needs

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 04.25.2016 | OWN

You can't assume you know what's going on. Find a compassionate way to ask. Don't start sentences with "you" -- it will put her on the defensive. So r...

5 Ways You Can Help Flint Amid The Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact

The residents of Flint, Michigan, are facing an unprecedented water crisis as their sinks, bathtubs and water hoses have been gushing lead-contaminate...

Is Epilepsy a Bully? 5 Things You Can Do to Help

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

What can you do as someone living with epilepsy to help? Here are five things you can do to help:

Three Most Important Steps To Help Someone In A Health Crisis

Dr. Franky Dolan | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Franky Dolan

Many people write me, asking about how to respond to someone who is diagnosed with a serious illness. People often want very badly to say or do the "right" thing.

What to Say (and Not Say) to Parents of a Terminally Ill Child

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Supporting a family who has a child with a serious illness is not a one-size-fits-all type of situation. We all cope with these challenges differently, says Jenny, so it's important to take cues from the family on how they would like people to help and be involved.

Cyclone Pam Displaced Thousands. Here's How You Can Help

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact

Officials behind humanitarian relief efforts in Vanuatu are desperately trying to connect those in need with crucial aid. On Friday and Saturday, C...

How You Can Help Someone Who Is an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

These people desperately need all the assistance they can get. It will help them preserve their own well-being. It will also help them improve their caregiving since no one can be a good caregiver if they're burned out all the time.

After Going Undercover To A Brothel Selling Kids For Sex, This Man Is Now Fighting Child Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact

In the fall of 2002, Rob Morris stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a Southeast Asian brothel with a group of men who were staring hungrily at young girls t...

18 Amazing Ways To Give Back With $5 Or More

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

Whether you have a few bucks or a hundred-dollar bill, here are easy ways to help out. By Arianna Davis If you have $5... Help send an anti-...

How To Help Syria After UN Report Details Children Being Raped, Shocked, Tortured

Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact

A new U.N. report reveals that more than 100,000 people have been killed during the three-year conflict in Syria, including at least 10,000 children. ...

This Yard Decorated With Crazy Holiday Inflatables Is Garish For Good Reason

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Though some may call them eyesores, these blow-up holiday ornaments serve an important purpose this time of year. Gary Gropper, a neurosurgeon in A...

Jessica Prois

What Christmas Is Like For A Working Poor Family Living On $10,000 A Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Rachel Britton had hoped to buy a ham for her family this Christmas. It didn't even have to be perfectly glazed or have all the fixings. But she wo...

New York Post Office Has 50,000 Santa Letters To Fulfill For Needy Kids, And There's Still Time To Help

Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact

There's still time to be Santa's little helper for people whose holiday might otherwise not be so merry and bright. The New York Operation Santa pr...

UK Typhoon Haiyan Charity Appeal Tops $48 Million In 3 Days

Evening Standard, London | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

More than £30 million has been raised by the Typhoon Haiyan charity appeal in just three days, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has revealed. ...

How To Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Posted 11.15.2013 | Impact

Updated: Nov. 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST Typhoon Haiyan slammed into six central Philippine islands Friday, decimating buildings and homes and claiming...

What A Shy Waitress Taught Me About Generosity

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

It really is the thought that counts. Novelist Marilynne Robinson recalls an old man's bird, a handful of change -- and what they taught her about the...

WATCH: Quadruple Amputee Soldier Stands 6 Weeks After Injury

Posted 05.31.2012 | Impact

Just a little over a month after Travis Mills lost all four limbs to an improvised explosive device, the staff sergeant is making big plans for the fu...

Parents Of Blind Boy, 20 Months Old, Fight To Give Him Sight

Posted 05.04.2012 | Impact

Doctors told the Dillon family that their newborn son Dougie's shuttering eyes were common -- that babies are born virtually blind anyway, and that hi...

5 Ways You Can Help Save Our Planet's Resources On Earth Day

Posted 04.22.2012 | Impact

It's the Earth's Day today, but it's our moment to look around, breathe our air in a little deeper and hug our trees a little tighter. It's a day ...

HuffPost Impact Spring Into Action Series: Fresh Innovative Ways To Give

Jessica Prois | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Jessica Prois

HuffPost Impact is launching a series called "Spring Into Action: Fresh, Innovative Ways To Give." We'll be highlighting new cause initiatives, social innovation, families in need who have unique stories to tell and more.

Donate Your Voice This World Water Day

Matt Damon | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Matt Damon

Today, on World Water Day, almost one in eight people on the planet won't be able to secure even a glass of safe water to drink. More than twice as many people won't be able to experience the dignity of using a toilet.

SLIDESHOW: Which States Have The Highest AIDS Diagnoses?

Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact

Since the AIDS epidemic first hit the United States in the 1980s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has kept a close watch on the number ...

Are Microloans Poverty's Quick Fix?

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week, Slate posted an earnest Q & A about the interest rates that Kiva and other microlending sites charge to help alleviate poverty around the w...