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"Why Do I Serve? Because When You Become a Marine, It's a Lifetime Decision

Rich Polt | Posted 11.06.2014 | Miami
Rich Polt

If you've ever read my posts on Huffington Post Impact, you know I like to tell stories about inspiring individuals who are driven by a sense of pur...

"Why Do I Serve? Because Serving My Country Is Part of Serving Humanity"

Rich Polt | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Rich Polt

Indeed, Jeff's time abroad was rife with new experiences, but it also buttressed many of the values that he already held dear.

"Why Do I Serve? Because This is My Home and These are My People."

Rich Polt | Posted 01.06.2015 | DC
Rich Polt

Marine Corps veteran Tina Thomas is 34-years-old, but she'll be the first to say that she looks young for her age. Tina's youthful countenance, combined with her positive disposition and high energy are infectious.

Haunting Images Tell the Story of Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Rich Polt | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Kay is fully dedicated to this work. She wants the world to know not only of the misery and horrors suffered by modern day slaves, but also of the many survivors whose indomitable spirits allow them to rebuild their lives.

This 15-Year-Old Is Changing Lives With 'Lost and Founds'

Rich Polt | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Just three years in, Warm Winters has donated more than 5,000 items of warm clothing to 2,500 homeless people. The organization works with six ski resorts in California and Nevada, and they have engaged a volunteer base of 50+ youth

His Goal is to Positively Touch the Lives of a Billion People. He's Touched Mine.

Rich Polt | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Many people believe that what separates humans from the other species is our ability to form scenarios in our mind, and then turn them into reality. See your future; make it happen.

They May Call It Lou Gehrig's Disease, but They'll Call It Augie Nieto's Cure

Rich Polt | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Augie Nieto didn't just come to grips with his ALS, he began to persevere and overcome. He summoned those same rare qualities that made him an effective and respected leader, and applied them to his new reality.

Why Are 1,000 People Doing Yoga in the Same Room? Because of This Woman!

Rich Polt | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Does a person who perspires a lot -- say a personal trainer or certified yoga instructor -- possess a greater capacity to transform innovative ideas into realities? I have no way of knowing, but after meeting Sarah Gardner, I'm inclined to say hell yes!

When You Believe in Something Enough, Drop Everything and GO FOR IT!

Rich Polt | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Gloria left her full time marketing job in August of last year to become a Digital Activist Fellow with the Polaris Project, an organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

How a Real Estate Agent Turned Personal Fear Into a Mission to Help Others

Rich Polt | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Audrey had always been a "giver," but she now felt compelled to do something more personally meaningful. She needed to roll her sleeves up and become fully invested in a cause.

A Fourth Grade Teacher Finds Hope in the Untimely Passing of Her Student, "Emily"

Rich Polt | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Still a full time teacher, she seeks mentoring, marketing assistance and all of the resources that will allow her to continue honoring the legacy of her former student.

Why Isn't This Straightforward Concept Happening More Often?

Rich Polt | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Through her organization, Magic Me, Susan is rekindling that inter-generational dynamic, enriching everyone who is touched by it.

The Real Reason We Are Here

Rich Polt | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

After talking for a while with Renee at the copier, Kwame invited her to visit his village and help with the seven children being home schooled at Kwame's mother's house. She accepted his invitation. The experience changed her life.

This Is What "Second Acts" Should Be About

Rich Polt | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

To bring this full circle, when I say that Joyce and Ted are "wealthy," I'm not referring to the size of their bank account (of which I have no knowledge); I'm speaking in the more humanistic and spiritual sense of the word.

Who Would Play You in a Movie About Your Life? This Young Boy Got to Find Out!

Rich Polt | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Barely a teenager at the time, Zach's story would soon be made into a major motion picture from the director who brought us Rudy and Hoosiers.

Meet This Tenacious, Tell-It-Like-It-Is, Won't-Take-No-for-an-Answer, Get-the-Job-Done Leader

Rich Polt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Many companies have CEOs and CFOs, but only one has the COP, otherwise known as the "Chief Old Person." For, a not-for-profit organi...

One Man Asks: "How Can There Be So Much Food Waste in This Country?"

Rich Polt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

With only his pick-up truck and a few plastic storage bins for food, Arthur would routinely transport as much as he could carry to a local nonprofit. However, as Gather began to expand, a few bins turned into dozens, and the pick-up truck turned into a full-fledged refrigerated truck.

A Message From Cambodia: 'If You Don't Love What You Do, It's Not Sustainable.'

Rich Polt | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

Upon graduating, Rachel Faller took the road less traveled. And by, 'road,' I mean that she hopped on a plane, said goodbye to the comforts of American living and launched a socially responsible fashion label in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A Life Dedicated to Putting Smiles on Sick Children's Faces

Rich Polt | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

Casey Baynes understands on a very personal level that no child wants to feel like they're different. At a young age, teachers told Casey that her dyslexia would make academics more difficult.

Empowering Immigrant and refugee Women to Pursue Dreams of Entrepreneurship

Rich Polt | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

In 2001, Marga had a life-changing experience when she had to leave behind her native Romania to bring her seriously ill newborn baby to the United States for treatment.

From Hip Hop to Ice Cream: Talking GOOD with Darius Wilmore

Rich Polt | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

Darius Wilmore is creative, outspoken, and prolific. Those are the adjectives that swirl in my head as I consider his long list of achievements, initiatives, and professions.

How A 'Deadbeat' Dad Became An Inspiration To Fathers Everywhere

Rich Polt | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

Question to all you dads out there who are about to celebrate Father's Day: When was the first time you felt like a real father? Was it something that...