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Indian volunteers pay tribute to their homeland, honor sacrifices

PHOENIX (AP) India’s most famous Indian volunteer, the Mahatma Gandhi, paid tribute to the sacrifices made by the people of his country during the Indian Independence movement in a speech in Phoenix on Wednesday.The speech at a temple honoring the people who made the nation the largest democracy in the world came just hours after

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Palestinians protest occupation of West Bank

Palestinians in the West Bank have held protests over Israel’s ongoing occupation of the West and the continuing siege of the Gaza Strip, and also demanded the release of the three imprisoned Israeli teenagers.On Monday, at least two Palestinian women were killed and seven injured when Israeli forces fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets

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Volunteer welding jobs in San Jose get ‘vastly more’ in 2016

Volunteer welding is a relatively new industry in San Francisco, but it’s getting bigger, and its expanding rapidly.In the first quarter of 2016, the number of volunteer welders in San José County jumped from 2,717 to 3,971, according to the San Jose Mercury News.That’s up from 1,907 in the first half of last year.That means

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Which parks need help with remote volunteer opportunities?

The Seattle homeless population has grown rapidly over the past several years.As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult for park rangers to find volunteers to serve the homeless population.There is also a shortage of park staff to run the remote volunteer opportunity programs, and the staff is also being stretched thin, according to park

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What you need to know about mortgage insurance and the crisis

As the housing crisis continues to worsen, there’s growing concern that Americans could lose their homes as a result of a lack of mortgage insurance, according to a new report from the Center for Responsible Lending.The Center for Consumer Freedom’s “Risk and Compensation” report finds that the percentage of people with mortgage insurance in the

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How to volunteer with a new blood donor

A new blood donation program has found that people who donate to blood banks are less likely to need to stay in a hospital and are less stressed by their experience, according to a study released Wednesday.The researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University Of Minnesota have been studying

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Donate to animal rescue group and get a $5,000 reward

Miami-based animal rescue volunteer Michael Sosa said he was “overwhelmed” by the generosity of people who donated money or time to help out his nonprofit, Animal Rescue International.Sosa’s organization, which raises money to care for animals at shelters, is one of more than 2,000 animal rescue organizations nationwide.Sousa said he had raised about $7,000 for

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Nervous about nursing home worker who was stabbed

A nursing home employee was stabbed to death in the city of Jerusalem late on Wednesday night, police said.It was the third stabbing of a resident of the building.It wasn’t immediately clear who stabbed the woman.Police said the man had been stabbed with a metal pipe.It didn’t immediately immediately clear whether he was a resident