(NewsUSA) - Volunteers make up more than two-thirds of the nation's fire service and protect their communities from a wide range of emergencies. Yet many fire departments are having difficulty meeting the staffing needs that an all-hazards department requires.
(NewsUSA) - Students today face not only academic challenges, but also the emotional challenges of stress brought on by negative classroom environments, according to data from a recent survey by the Sesame Workshop. In the survey, 86 percent of teachers and 70 percent of parents reported wor…
(NewsUSA) - Much of cowboy culture focuses on the more glamorous aspects of riding across the range into the sunset. While the lives of real cowboys in America today retain some of those romantic elements, there's plenty of daily drama and struggle, as well as friendship and fun.
(NewsUSA) - Fire departments across the country rely on the service of dedicated volunteers, but department membership rosters may not always reflect the demographics of the communities they serve.
(NewsUSA) - Libraries are no longer just spaces filled with books and movies to borrow. They are places of wonder and imagination and, if they happen to be affiliated with Family Place Libraries (FPL), they are fun, interactive early learning and family support destinations for families with…
(NAPSI)—According to a recent Rand report, there are 5.5 million caregivers—family and friends—who look after those who are wounded, ill or injured as a result of their service to the country.
(NewsUSA) - Patriotism is in the air during the summer months. It starts with Memorial Day and flows into July 4th. But it's not just about fireworks, cookouts and parades.
(NAPSI)—A new way to honor America’s veterans and military families can be at your fingertips. That’s because Fujitsu General America launched a Facebook campaign to help military families.
(NewsUSA) - Most companies know the need to go mobile to make their workforce more productive and efficient, but many don't know what is needed outside of buying some tablets and software.
(NewsUSA) -As the warm weather of spring and summer arrives, ambitious and well-intentioned homeowners embark on cleaning, maintenance, and improvement projects that often involve roofs, gutters, and ladders. However, working on a ladder can be dangerous.
(NewsUSA) - One day before President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the USA out of the Paris Agreement, Climeworks, an innovative Swiss startup, launched the world's first commercial carbon capture plant in Hinwil, Switzerland.
(NewsUSA) - Summertime brings longer days and ideal driving conditions to much of the United States. However, summer weather can also lull drivers into a false sense of security, according to data from a survey conducted by Michelin.
(NAPSI)—As a special tribute to the people involved in a 75-year-old atrocity, modern American veterans and others participate in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March challenge.
(NAPSI)—While the warmer months and longer days are often a time for outdoor fun and more physical activity—camping, boating, swimming, biking and the like—they can also mean an increased potential for injuries. Playground falls, lawn mower accidents, campfire and fire pit burns are common c…
(NewsUSA) - While America may not appear to have the kind of hunger that is pervasive in other countries, that's not to say it doesn't exist.
(NewsUSA) -Education is a cornerstone of our culture and society. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are more than four million teachers in the United States. Every day, they go above and beyond to shape children's minds through their passion for lifelong learning.
(StatePoint) You’ve probably heard the old adage, “laughter is the best medicine.” Well there’s some truth to that. The Mayo Clinic cites a number of health benefits from laughter, such as pain relief, stress relief and an improved immune system.
(NewsUSA) - Before you open your pool for the season or whenever you close it down, you should be aware of a hidden danger. Faulty wiring or damaged electrical cords used to connect electrical equipment near the pool or from the pool lighting can cause the water to become energized. When swi…
(NewsUSA) - Before you spend your day at the lake or beach, know that the water may have hidden dangers. Faulty wiring or damaged electrical cords used in docks and boats can cause nearby water to become energized. When a swimmer comes in contact with electrical current, it can cause a loss …
(NewsUSA) - A small Virginia business that will help create manufacturing jobs in U.S and energy development in Ethiopia praised President Trump for his support of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the US as a job-creating and export tool.
(NewsUSA) - Florida is becoming the modern-day Wall Street for many international and U.S. banking companies. Today there are 141 commercial banks in Florida with more than $140 billion in assets, and 18 international banking conglomerates who have their U.S. headquarters in the state.
(NAPSI)—The nation’s nearly 22 million veterans may not be aware of a volunteer opportunity that continues on the tradition of purpose, camaraderie and service to the country and community: becoming a volunteer firefighter.
(StatePoint) New research shows that many pre-K classrooms could benefit from more resources, especially for the most vulnerable children. Ninety-four percent of Head Start teachers report needing more resources to enrich their classrooms, and 84 percent say they are unable to fund experienc…
(NewsUSA) - There are two things that older adults have in spades these days: time and knowledge. And both make them the perfect match for volunteering.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to educating children and giving parents a choice in the process, some states have been found better than others. Here’s a look at the ones the experts on school choice at EdChoice voted to win last year’s educational choice yearbook superlatives.
(StatePoint) When people hear there might be a bomb nearby, most will try to get as far away as fast as possible. U.S. Army Specialist Brandon Sanford and his bomb-sniffing dog Rexo, however, were not as lucky.
(StatePoint) Bullying is still prevalent in American schools and communities. Indeed, 91 percent of students and educators in a recent study agree it’s a problem. And these days, bullying takes place both in the schoolyard and online, making harassment a round-the-clock problem.
(StatePoint) Amid recent headlines, which include mass shootings, terrorist attacks and typical everyday crime, it can be easy to feel unsafe. But individual citizens can take steps to make their homes and communities safer from many types of threats.
(StatePoint) While most people don’t like to think about worst case scenarios, giving them their proper consideration can ultimately offer peace of mind.
(StatePoint) These days, many consumers are taking steps to select brands that are socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. Unfortunately, not all companies are upfront about where their products come from and how they were produced -- and this is particularly troubling where se…
(NAPSI)—While the number of older volunteers who want to contribute their time and talent is increasing, not all organizations are prepared to take advantage of this growing resource.
(NewsUSA) - If you've ever experienced a flooded home from a busted hose on a washing machine, dishwasher or refrigerator, you know the indescribable feeling of relief when a tradesman shows up at your door.
(NewsUSA) - The iconic rock star Gene Simmons has a huge heart -; more than 140 times wide. The KISS band member - who stars in his own reality TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," that airs Monday nights on A&E - recently highlighted his relationship with ChildFund International by inv…
(NAPSI)—Every now and then, we all could use a helping hand. The simplest gesture from a friend or even a stranger can help boost morale and add a silver lining to an ordinary day. Applying that same principle and finding simple ways to support your community through a good deed can make a l…
(NAPSI)—Despite tough economic times, Americans still want to help support worthy causes. Fortunately, making a difference does not have to involve making a large donation.
(NewsUSA) - Who would have thought that shining a light on some of America's dirtiest, most rough-and-tumble blue-collar jobs would make for wildly popular television? Yet, here come documentary-meets-reality TV shows like "Ice Road Truckers," "Axe Men," "Deadliest Catch," and now -- Spike's…
(NewsUSA) - Occupy Wall Street's most recent push, "May Day," exemplifies the crux of the protest: it's a great forum to express widespread discontent about financial issues, but less adept at affecting bona fide change between giant corporations and average consumers.
(NewsUSA) - Last summer, the small town of Minot, N.D., was severely damaged by a record-breaking flood. As Minot's 40,000 residents struggled to put their lives back together, many found solace in trying to rebuild their beloved Oak Park.
A 1,200-foot mountain, a video camera and a blood glucose monitor. These three things may seem unrelated to most people, but for rock-climber Steve Richert, it is just another day at the office. Richert, a rock-climber and guide is on a year-long journey: facing extreme weather conditions, e…
In 1974 the Watergate scandal sent Chuck Colson, White House special counsel and self-described "hatchet man," to federal prison. After experiencing a conversion to evangelical Christianity - a metamorphosis so improbable he later joked that it "kept the political cartoonists of America clot…
Did you ever read "Horton Hears a Who" or "The Giving Tree" to your children and wonder if they really absorbed the messages of activism, selflessness and giving those beloved children's favorites preach so gently and creatively? The success of "Kids Who Give," an on-going contest that recog…
Millions of physically challenged citizens in North America are able to achieve freedom and independence with the use of wheelchair accessible vehicles and other mobility assistance products.