Liz Desio explains how her work as a volunteer for Volunteers of America Chesapeake has changed her life. She’s team captain for Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s Action Team, which grooms high school students in volunteerism.
My experience as the Volunteers of America Action Team Captain was the first step in a lifelong care and commitment to nonprofit work.
7,789 homeless people in Maryland
14% of all Maryland homeless are veterans
1 in 4 children live under the poverty line in D.C.
These federal statistics are heartbreaking. What’s worse? They were calculated during a cold January day in 2016.
Now it’s time to act.
As you snuggle with your loved ones this holiday season, you have the power to make a huge difference in the lives of needy people.
Today, Volunteers of America Chesapeake launches our 5 Weeks of Giving campaign.
We know it’s hard to believe, but it’s already the holiday season!
As we approach #GivingTuesday and the end-of-year bids for your tax-deductible donations, let’s talk about your options to give, not only to make an immediate impact, but to support the future of the organizations you’re passionate about.
It was after Damian Rodriguez—a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Navy–returned home from the military that he got caught up with the wrong crowd. He landed in jail for 30 days.
“Unfortunately, after jail, I was released onto the streets [with] nowhere to go and no one to call,” Damian, 50, recounts in the video below. (more…)
Let’s work together to make a change: https://www.voachesapeake.org/veterans