Every time that I volunteered (I know this sounds corny and trite) but I felt as if I had a positive and applicable impact on someone.
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The skies were grey and the event was Blue but guests at the annual Riverkeeper fundraiser were feeling neither as they mingled on the pool deck of the Empire Hotel to support the charity.
I'm honored to have the opportunity to do something that helps the hundreds of thousands who continue to suffer the wounds of war long after the fighting on the battlefield has ended.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Symphony has all the money it needs. But in this economy, the orchestra isn't allowed to touch it.
The St. Bernard Community Center is just a few hundred meters from the main drag of New Orleans. Needy members from the community pace in front, waiting for the center to open.
After a decade of philanthropic investment that has produced a flowering of innovation and social entrepreneurship not seen since the late 19th century, all signs point to a flash freeze.
The candidate calls himself Lieutenant Colonel Russell. Like him, I'm a retired LtCol, but I seldom go by that title and if I do use it, I always identify myself retired as required by regulations.
Some believe that HIV/AIDS statistics are much higher and possibly at pandemic levels in eastern DRC, due to the ongoing conflict between the army and the rebels.
I'd never traveled like this before, with this sort of purpose. Many of our readers, it turns out, have already found the same satisfaction.
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Just as our billionaires still go on their boats, so also, in New York, often criticized by outsiders for its shallowness and greed, authentic gestures of friendship and generosity endure.
The notion that capitalism, which is all about self-interest, can be amended somehow to be more about helping others -- and still be capitalist -- strikes many as hopelessly Pollyannaish and bizarre.
When a colonel at NATO emailed to ask if I wanted to deliver some bikes to Afghanistan, I was taken aback. Oh yeah, I thought. Afghanistan. There's still a war there.
As the year draws to a close, Americans are busy donating money to charities across the country. Donors are expected to give more than $100 billion to...
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