The importance of volunteering
I grew up in a family that believed in community service. My dad was in the Army Reserves and was a volunteer firefighter and helped out with the American Legion. My mother helped with the American Legion Women’s Auxillary. My brother, sister, and I grew up in the Scouts (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts), which all incorporated the importance of community service. We also grew up going to church and Jesus said we should “seek to serve, not be served”. I hope some of these resources help you help make the world a better place.
Care2 Save the Rain Forest (Click every day and advertisers will donate to charities) The Hunger Site. Learn vocabulary and Give Free Rice
Help End Hunger in the United States – one of the missions of The Feinstein Foundation
Matching organizations: USA Weekend Magazine Make A Difference Day Volunteer Match Serve Net Single Volunteers Net Aid Christianvolunteering.org
Habitat for Humanity Compassion International Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Urban Promise in Camden, NJ SouperBowl.org Concerned about over-population? Check out overpopulation.org
Help the world via your long distance phone company at Working Assets Long Distance
grassfire.org A Grass Roots Internet based petitions drive. Mostly Conservative and Christian issues.
Find out more about charities at Charity Watch
Look out for others and share Resources to help military members and their families.
If you are in Virginia or New Jersey, you can find opportunities to serve others at City Serve USA.
Find out more about Ed Paul of Virginia Beach
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- Live long and prosper.
- The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. (Psalm 23:1)
- For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
- For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that all who believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)