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Disaster Response Efforts
In the 2017 hurricane season, there are a number of storms affecting the Southeastern United States. Points of Light’s disaster services team is currently supporting first responder organizations, connecting with Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster chapters across the United States to assess the situation, and coordinating with our affiliates and partner organizations in the affected areas. All disasters are local, and members of the Points of Light HandsOn Network are the local experts in volunteer management. Learn how you or your company and organization can help with the recovery efforts.
Inspiring and Leading in Times of Change
The 2017 Civic 50 report presents the highlights, benchmarking data and best practices of this year's honorees, demonstrating how companies can lead with their values to create stronger companies and more resilient communities.
Houston Resident Uses Volunteer Coordination Experience, Tech Skills to Help
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Houston resident Ronnie Devries jumped into action – helping to set up a makeshift command center in a storm shelter, and developing an online resource hub for storm victims and volunteers.
Actress Advocates for Diabetes Awareness, Health Care and Research
"We’re concerned that people with pre-existing conditions [don’t get] left high and dry,” said Niketa Calame-Harris. “For a business person, it’s just a matter of numbers, but for a person with pre-existing conditions, it’s a matter of life and death.”

Stories of Change

During Hurricane Harvey, He Helped Shelter Re...

Zachary Dearing was living with his father on a houseboat in Rockport, Texas, when Hurrica...

Points of Light Tribute: Honoring Extraordina...

From the White House more than 25 years ago, President George H. W. Bush gave voice and...

After Hurricane Harvey, Houston Wedding Plann...

Wedding planner Kat Creech was watching the development to Hurricane Harvey closely, wo...

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