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Connecting volunteers to charities in the US

There are lots of willing hearts and hands, but sometimes people don't know where their volunteering would most impactful. Bringing volunteers and nonprofits or other causes in need together can make sure we effectively use resources and labor across the country.
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People Impacted
$ 273B
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Nature and Context

Volunteering your time and labor can transform your community and outlook. Making sure you are giving the most to the most in need can be hard to gauge. Volunteering platforms that are location specific could make the work of the record high number of volunteers even more meaningful. This could be true for short term needs, life after a natural disaster, or for long term problems like homelessness, hunger, etc.

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HandsOn Network provides an online search database and network for people looking to volunteer time to charities in their local area. It's particularly useful in parts of America affected by natural disasters, where quick volunteer response is needed.

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