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Live a Life That Matters

Brian Boyle | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When I watched the sunrise during my morning jog, I realized something. A smile came to my face because I realized that I'm alive, healthy and it has officially been ten years since my near fatal car accident.

5 Ways Camp Helped Me Get Over My Fears

Jasmine Han | Posted 06.10.2014 | Teen
Jasmine Han

The lessons I ended up learning at camp could not have been taught within the confines of the traditional American classroom. Through camp sessions, I quickly picked up skills necessary to emerge as a leader among my peers.

The Power of a Service Year

John Bridgeland | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Today's easy citizenship does not require much of us. Taxation enables us to support common projects and voting to elect candidates that a majority supports. But there are far too few experiences that bring us together in shared community and national purpose.

Making the world kinder, one "digital hug" at a time

Laura Howe | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Laura Howe

While we train digital volunteers, ultimately what we do isn't very complex. We help people feel more connected when something scary is happening. We offer some basic human kindness.

Refugees for a Day: A Lesson in Empathy

Emily Sernaker | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Emily Sernaker

Instead of skimming sad articles on the Internet, 500 college students agreed to turn off their cell phones and spend hours outside in the rain. They agreed to a day of discomfort and complexity, as a step toward a more compassionate world.

Volunteers Across The World CAN Save You During A Disaster. Here's How.

Jana Sweeny | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Jana Sweeny

As Ebola began its march through West Africa earlier this year, health officials didn't have many tools at their disposal to fight it. But it didn't take long for us to realize something extraordinary: one of the best defenses for a disease with no known treatment may actually be technology.

How The Red Cross Is Saving Lives Through Social Data

Laura Howe | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Laura Howe

Nearly four years ago, as Haiti struggled to overcome an earthquake that killed tens of thousands, humanitarian response agencies -- the Red Cross among them -- swung into action.

'IfOnly' Charity Site Lets You In On Dream Experiences That Benefit Great Causes

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.10.2014 | Good News

Luxury is helping others. That's according to IfOnly.com, a website founded by San Francisco-based tech entrepreneur, Trevor Traina, which offers a...

My Friends Are Superheroes (Yes, Really)

Jasmine Han | Posted 06.09.2014 | Teen
Jasmine Han

Can you be a hero at 16 or even younger? Yes, and the only superpower you need is passion. As long as you have the passion and love to volunteer, you can be a hero.

From Christmas Seals to Kevlar

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Knowing how important it is to write women back into history, I am pleased to be able to share the stories of great Delaware -- and American -- women, all of whom have a place in the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.

Representing the American Red Cross at the France Arrival Ceremony at the White House

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

In attendance at the French Arrival Ceremony there were over 100 members of the military from every branch, every state and every background. They represented to the fullest degree with every movement being in perfect coordination.

How Top Nonprofit CEOs Turned Passions Into Well-Paying Careers

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - ...

Receiving Johns Hopkins' Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

Brian Boyle | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Image: Keith Weller "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep mov...

Blood Donation: Giving the Gift of Life This Holiday Season

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

As a former ICU patient, I experienced this first hand by observing the love and support from my parents, family, friends, and medical team. In my darkest moments in the hospital, they were there to help guide me through, and they did.

Last Minute Gift

John Malik | Posted 02.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
John Malik

Only a handful of shopping days left before Christmas and you've got a few gits yet to purchase. Why not make a donation in someone's name to their favorite charity?

High School Students Raise Over $36K After Katy Perry Concert

Posted 12.03.2013 | Teen

Lakewood High School students who won an exclusive concert from Katy Perry last October have collectively raised over $36,000 for charity with the hel...

This Is How Big Typhoon Haiyan Really Was

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

Just how big was Typhoon Haiyan? On Monday, a map by the American Red Cross that claimed Typhoon Haiyan would've almost covered the entire contine...

The Power of the Voice Is Amplified When the Message Is of Gratitude

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

After several attempts to get me to saw a few syllables, one lucky day it just happened out of nowhere. My respiratory therapist attached a speaking valve, and I tried to sound out a few words and all of a sudden I began talking.

Thousands Likely Lost In Local Charity Donations During Government Shutdown

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact

Dozens of Hawaii-based nonprofits took an unexpected financial hit during the 16-day government shutdown due to the closure of the Combined Federal Ca...

Motivation at Its Maximum

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Brian volunteering at a Red Cross event in Connecticut before the Hartford Marathon When we are born, we are given the gift of a lifetime. However,...

The American Red Cross Standing Tall Against Suicide

Sherri Brown | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Sherri Brown

Aiding our men and women in uniform has always been integral to the American Red Cross' mission. Today, the American Red Cross' professional, compassionate team staffs an Emergency Communications Center dedicated to the military community.

Participated in the Malibu Triathlon in Honor of My Blood Donors

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.13.2013 | Good News
Brian Boyle

This past weekend I participated in the Malibu triathlon, which is a race that I've always wanted to do ever since I entered the sport.

Hero of Humanity: Ray Jackson Jr.

Brian Boyle | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Hero of Humanity: Ray Jackson Jr. I just made it to mile forty in the 2010 JFK50 miler in Hagerstown Maryland, and I was slowing down. It was my fir...

Washington's Sea Wall

Scott Levenson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Scott Levenson

Providing aid for those in need is not a "handout," but rather the most basic responsibility of government. It is past time that our elected officials seize this moment and address the concerns of the taxpayers who elected them in the first place.

Heroes of Humanity

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

More often than not, we see the hardship and downfall of the human spirit across our news feeds and television stations. But, what about the triumph of the human spirit? The compassion? The will to do what we can to make the world a better place?