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Wanted: Your stories of volunteerism

Wanted: Your stories of volunteerism

Legion volunteers contribute more than 900,000 hours at various veterans facilities. We want to know more about those volunteers.

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Mission Possible

Team Rubicon’s rapid response to natural disasters gives combat veterans the challenge they crave.

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2012 VA Volunteer of the Year, Walter Finley.

Legion’s VA Volunteer of the Year: ‘This is better than work’

Legionnaire serves up warmth and comfort for New York veterans.

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Number of volunteers increasing

Number of volunteers increasing

Legion VAVS representatives now total more than 8,800; goal remains to increase total hours donated to 1 million.

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'I love my work'

'I love my work'

Legionnaire spends her days as an operating room nurse, her spare time as a VA volunteer.

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Wounded warriors on epic Normandy ride

Wounded warriors on epic Normandy ride

130 injured veterans, along with their families and supporters, are on Ride 2 Recovery trip around historic World War II landmarks.

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1 million service hours the goal for 2011

1 million service hours the goal for 2011

Legionnaires provide more than 900,000 volunteer hours at VA medical facilities in 2010; hitting seven digits the goal for this year.

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Legion delivers turkeys to homeless veterans

Legion delivers turkeys to homeless veterans

10 Christmas baskets presented to homeless veterans at Southeast Veterans Service Center.

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Legion attends R2R ceremony at Bethesda

Legion attends R2R ceremony at Bethesda

Legion representatives attend ceremony that honors Ride 2 Recovery cyclists and celebrates the program’s planned expansion.

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Ride 2 Recovery on NBC tonight

Ride 2 Recovery on NBC tonight

Segment on cycling program for veterans will appear on NBC Nightly News at 6:30 p.m. EST.

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Ride 2 Recovery cyclists head to Milwaukee

Ride 2 Recovery cyclists head to Milwaukee

Wounded warrior cyclists are leaving Minneapolis, riding nearly 530 miles to the site of the Legion's 92nd National Convention.

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VSO encouraged to seek grant funding

Legion, other VSOs meet with Sen. John Warner, Corporation for National and Community Service to discuss ways to improve volunteer opportunities.

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Rebuilding Together event set for convention

Rebuilding Together event set for convention

Organization dedicated to preserving affordable home ownership will partner on repair project with Legion in Milwaukee.

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Looking for future partnerships

Looking for future partnerships

Legion departments soon to have opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity in "Veterans Build" projects across the country.

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Week-long cycling event kicks off in Virginia

Week-long cycling event kicks off in Virginia

The ride will continue through Virginia all week and ending Saturday, June 5, in Virginia Beach.

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Shinseki: Volunteers are 'priceless'

Shinseki: Volunteers are 'priceless'

VA secretary praises those who devote their time, effort toward helping America's veterans during NAC meeting.

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Legion, Auxiliary look at 'Family Day'

Volunteering opportunities for the entire Legion family explored during recent meeting.

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Legion looking ahead to NAC conference

Legion looking ahead to NAC conference

April conference brings together more than 60 organizations that participate in VA Volunteer Service.

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Florida Legionnaire Volunteer of the Year

Florida Legionnaire Volunteer of the Year

Award recipient feels 'really good inside' about the work he does for fellow veterans.

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Staff hits Washington Mall for outreach effort

American Legion VA&R staff spent Veterans Day on the Washington Mall, greeting veterans and handing out items.

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Habitat for Humanity partners with The American Legion

New Habitat ‘toolkit’ engages civilians and servicemembers.

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Legion logs 916,000 volunteer hours with VA

Legion logs 916,000 volunteer hours with VA

Legionnaires across the nation volunteered 916,598 hours of their time at VA medical centers and other facilities, saving VA – and taxpayers – about $18.5 million.

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Crossing America in a wheelchair

Crossing America in a wheelchair

Medically discharged from the Marines with impaired vision, David Whittaker went to graduate school and then worked for an airline.

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Makeover on Cypress Street

Four houses for homeless veterans on Cypress Street in Moon Township, Pa., got an “extreme makeover” for their kitchen areas – courtesy of a Pittsburgh-based company, Wyatt, Inc.

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Legion home wins HGTV competition

Thanks to thousands of votes cast by Legionnaires and others, a house for homeless veterans in Philadelphia will get a $45,000 renovation from Home and Garden Television.

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Legion volunteers: doing more with less

The movement to register voters at VA health-care facilities last year triggered an unexpected - but critical - wave of volunteerism.

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