USA WEEKEND Honors 14 Inspiring Grassroots Volunteer Initiatives At The Make A Difference Day Awards
Musician Jon Bon Jovi and Today Show Co-hosts Matt Lauer & Savannah Guthrie Also Honored for their Commitment to Volunteerism
McLean, Va. (April 10, 2014) – Fourteen grassroots volunteer efforts from across the country were recognized today during the annual Make A Difference Day Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. Make A Difference Day is the nation’s largest day of service, bringing together millions of Americans to volunteer in their local neighborhoods and communities. It was created in 1992 by Gannett Co., Inc.’s USA WEEKEND Magazine along with partners, Newman’s Own®, Inc. and Points of Light. Newman’s Own will donate a total of $130,000, awarding ten Make A Difference Day honorees and three City Award winners with $10,000 each to continue their efforts.
Unique shelter offers support services for homeless men & women in Camden
CAMDEN, N.J. (April 1, 2014) – As part of his ongoing commitment to help Camden residents, Jon Bon Jovi returned to Camden today to join elected officials and local representatives in celebrating the ribbon cutting ceremony for Joseph’s House of Camden, a homeless shelter designed to help guests achieve self-sufficiency.
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund & United Policyholders Partner to Help Homeowners Facing NFIP April Deadline with “Last Chance Webinar”
NFIP deadline for submitting documents is quickly approaching — March 26th Webinar guides residents through document completion and NFIP requirements.
The “Last Chance Webinar” will walk organizations and homeowners through the NFIP coverage and loss documentation rules, filing proof of loss forms, and answer common questions about flood damage and insurance recovery. Participants will be able to submit questions during the webinar.
We are happy to share an update on a program we are helping to fund – Joseph’s House in Camden, NJ. Construction is now finished and Joseph’s House is not only able to give homeless men and women a hot meal & a place to spend the night, but their staff also connects them with services that they need to help them off the streets permanently. Since opening on January 21, 2014, they have had an average of 78 occupants each night. On some of the coldest nights during the snow storms we have had the past few weeks, they have taken in up to 85 individuals.