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Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:55
5 stars. I have benefitted from the existence of CDSS since a very early age. Having grown up in the contra dance community, I was surrounded by excellent role models for multi-generational community and what it means to connect with many people.

CDSS provides so many means of support for these and other tradition American folk arts that would otherwise have to rely on only local knowledge, res...


Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:54
5 stars. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Most of the developing world is challenged by human rights, and animals come last. However, I also know that many people have compassion for all. they need assistance, and they need to know they are not alone---that the global community supports them. This is what Animal-kind International does.

Review of International Topical Steroid Awareness Network Inc. by Lynsey J.

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:47
5 stars. One night I was sat at home fed up and feeling down because my skin was flaring yet again and I couldnt punpoint why that was the most frustrating thing, ten years after having a pregnancy rash I was still suffering even though allergy tests shown no allergies, then in my search page itsan.org come up and I have a look and couldn't believe what I was reading but it all made sense at la...

Review of Friends of Broward County Animal Care & Adoption, Inc. by Maria P.

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:46
5 stars. This organization makes the life of unwanted dogs and cats a little more comfortable. They fund raise to buy good beds for the animals; attend community events to raise awareness and funds; network to find forever homes for the animals; and advocate to make the animals' life better. The group is truly committed to helping animals.

Review of Mission4Maureen by Geoff Z.

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:44
5 stars. I am unfortunate to have brain cancer. It has obviously been terrible for me and my family in many ways including financially. Thanks to Mission 4 Maureen for their kindness in helping me with their generosity and for the financial help it gives others. G-D bless them!


Review of Operation Paws for Homes by Jen.Dodge

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:23
5 stars. I have been involved in Operation Paws for Homes since the beginning of the organization's creation. In four short years, we have grown from a small rescue organization to one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region. In that time, we have saved thousands of dogs from a horrible fate. I will never forget my first experience in entering a shelter in the rural south. The shelter was loc...

Review of Operation Paws for Homes by swerd82

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:12
5 stars. My husband and I have been volunteers with OPH since February 2011. They are such a fantastic organization that they make volunteering fun and therapeutic as well as flexible to fit into busy working life. We truly are a family that is committed to saving dogs and supporting each other to do so. As a rescue mom to four furchildren before meeting oph, I can attest that their professiona...


Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:06
5 stars. This review is based upon being involved with the Eagle River Historical Society for four years. During that time I have donated $500 plus to the organization and contributed about 200 hours of my time to working on the rehab of the new Historical Society building. Here's why I decided to focus my efforts on this organization:

* The mission of the Society is well thought out--tell the 1...

Pro-Russia separatists take armor, humiliating Ukraine forces

Yahoo! News - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:54

An armed man stands guard in SlavianskBy Stephanie Nebehay and Christian Lowe GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin. With Russian troops massed on the border with Ukraine, prospects of significant progress at the four-way talks appear slim. By contrast, what Putin says during his annual "hotline" session with the Russian people may have far greater influence on events in Ukraine's rebellious east. Thursday's talks will bring the ministers of Russia, Ukraine and the United States together with the European Union's foreign policy chief to discuss a crisis in which Kiev is struggling to reassert its authority in eastern towns largely controlled by armed pro-Russian separatists.


Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:54
5 stars. I have volunteered and worked with the Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center since 2009. This organization provides a valuable community service by supporting families during the most critical years of child development. As a ParentCare volunteer, I provided in-home support to families immediately after the birth of their children. The philosophy behind this program is that when parents are wel...

Review of Mission4Maureen by mgarcia1119

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:51
5 stars. I applied for financial assistance through my social worker Maggie Brady , I received a check not too long after , with my brain tumor I had to stop working immediately, the check was made out to my landlord i really appreciated the great support. Thank You Again.
Michael Garcia.

NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

Yahoo! News - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:49
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.


Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:42
5 stars. This organization has everything going on. Onsite information, trips to learn conservation and animal natural behavior. It's always a friendly relaxed time, and I'll have memories for life. And I get to come home and share with people who don't get out much!

BP points to 'significant progress' since the oil spill

Gulf Oil Spill News - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:32
Four years after the gulf oil spill, BP released a report this week touting the "significant progress" that's been made in the ongoing recovery of the Gulf of Mexico and gulf region. The seven page report talks about record tourism numbers, a rebounding recreational fishing industry and an environment that's being returned to "baseline" condition.


Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:26
5 stars. CDSS, through its many local affiliates, enriches the lives of thousands of ordinary people, helping them participate in the arts- specifically Music and Dance. There are no "try outs", and the cost is usually cheaper than a movie. As a result they create places where all ages, all walks of life fill these dance spaces.

At at time when lives are jam packed with stress and responsibiliti...

Ex-official leaves huge debt for California city

Yahoo! News - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:19

Robert Rizzo, left, leaves court after being sentenced, Wednesday April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former city official who became a symbol of municipal greed was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison — less than half the time it will take the nearly bankrupt Los Angeles suburb of Bell to dig itself out of the estimated $150 million in debt he left behind.

A mother's intuition led to a diagnosis

Lead Stories from AOL - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:10
A mother's intuition led to a diagnosis
Arthritis Kids


When Kimberly's son Grant began limping, doctors wrote the symptoms off as nothing to worry about. 'Slowly we saw things deteriorate'

If tabloids existed back when ...

Lead Stories from AOL - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:10
If tabloids existed back when ...

Purple Clover

... then gossip-lovers would have been treated to headlines like: 'Lauren Bacall reenergizes with a cigarette'Or: 'Audrey Hepburn goes grocery shopping with pet deer' [PHOTO]

Review of Habitat For Horses Inc by Kathygray

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:55
5 stars. This organization goes above and beyond any equine charity that I have encountered. Not only do they rescue equids, but they make efforts to educate horse owners and the public about care and abuse. They continue to fight for this cause even after seeing so much pain and abuse. The Mother Theresa of the equine world,

Review of Shelter House, Inc. by samantha.may

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:53
5 stars. My experience far exceeded my expectations for my family.
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