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Hurricane Volunteer Support Fund
In the wake of the recent hurricanes, the Corporation is coordinating volunteers to assist with repair and relief efforts in areas affected by this devastating storm. Your donation will support volunteers in providing food and shelter, managing donations, helping victims get necessary assistance, and long-term rebuilding efforts.
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Topic: Human Needs

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Compensating family members who care for elderly relatives in the home

Nationwide, more than 8 million family members are providing unpaid care for loved ones 50 and older living in their household, and many who are providing constant care say that it poses a financial hardship, according to a survey conducted in 2004 by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving. As baby boomers face the challenge of caring for aging parents, receiving state funds for their efforts may be one way to ease the burden. In Massachusetts, the Caring Homes Program provides financial compensation, as well as training and support to these caregivers, allowing seniors to stay in their homes and communities.

Click here to read the full article at the Resource Center.


The Resource Center is your one-stop shop for online tools and training resources to strengthen your volunteer or service program. Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service and administered by ETR Associates, The Resource Center is the central point for:

  • Sharing training and technical assistance information among the Corporation’s National Service programs
  • Sharing information with potential grantees to help them apply for Corporation resources
  • Providing technical assistance to any organization using volunteers to strengthen local communities
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