Red Cross volunteer returns home to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief

Dianna Trush returns to the island she calls her “homeland.” MILWAUKEE — Dianna Trush said when she was a child in New York, American Red Cross volunteers helped her family back on their feet after their apartment building caught fire. More than half a century later, Trush called it an honor to represent the Red…

Volunteering ‘fills my heart’

Nannette Vincent plays an indispensable role in the various Sulphur Senior Center activities. As a partner for the elderly, Vincent volunteers her time to help with many events at the center; however, her two primary events are bingo and “Nanette’s Kitchen.” Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Vincent can be found…

Father, son share a burning desire for volunteer firefighting

Volunteer firefighters are critical to the safety of residents in many small communities. That rings true in Coldwater and throughout Severn Township, where Andy Jones and his son, Mark Jones, have a combined 45 years of dedicated contributions through volunteer firefighting. The duo were recently recognized for 30 and 15 years of service, respectively. Andy, 54, started his firefighting…

Teens volunteer to help Devereaux Center, Coalbank Village

While most teens in the community were enjoying one of the final weekends of their summer, around 40 teens came together last Saturday to help those less fortunate. Spearheaded by Skyline Baptist Church, the teens from four churches came together too to work at the Devereaux Center and Coal Bank Village, a transitional housing center…

Folsom woman among 1st Peace Corps volunteers to return to service overseas

Folsom resident Amelia Samaniego is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020. Folsom resident Amelia Samaniego is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020. The Peace Corps suspended global…

New Students Volunteer across the City for Welcome Day of Service

First-year and transfer students worked in local parks and schools and learned about valuable community programs. George Washington University student volunteers busied themselves Saturday afternoon clearing weeds, pulling overhanging vines from a fence and removing old mulch from a Foggy Bottom dog park. Others picked up debris and swept a children’s park in the neighborhood near…