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New Hope for Older People in a Disaster

Posted on 08/12/2013 by | Philanthropy & Fundraising | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s hurricane season. Yes, until Nov. 30. In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted an active or extremely active hurricane season. That means we could see 13 to 20 named storms, of which three to six could be major hurricanes (categories 3-5).  This is well above the seasonal average. As we know from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, older people are particularly at risk during a hurricane. That’s true for all forms of disaster – natural, man-made …

Obama Praises Bush, Sr. for Inspiring American Volunteerism

Posted on 07/15/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Darlene Superville of The Associated Press President Barack Obama welcomed President George H.W. Bush to the White House on Monday in a salute to public service and to the drive for volunteerism that the 41st president inspired with his “thousand points of light” initiative more than two decades ago.     “We are surely a kinder and gentler nation because of you,” Obama told the elder Bush, who sat in a room filled with his friends and former aides. …