Doing the Most Good is Good for You

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A new poll released by United Healthcare and Volunteer Match shows that an overwhelming majority of respondents believe volunteer work improves physical and emotional health! That’s good news for the 63.4 million Americans who volunteered last year.

And did you know that volunteering could also have a positive effect on your attitude and stress level?

Read the full article here: Reuters – Volunteering promotes physical, mental health: poll

Sometimes we may forget that volunteering isn’t just good for the person or cause we’re there to serve, but it also benefits the volunteer in a multitude of ways, from the impact of the experience, to knowledge and relationships gained, to even the physical and emotional benefits as discussed in the Reuters article.

So, do you think volunteering has an impact on your physical and emotional health? Why or why not?

Volunteer for San Francisco’s Million Meals Event

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Salvation Army of San Francisco and Numana, Inc. will be holding a Million Meals packing event in the Bay Area this Saturday, April 24 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., and they are still looking for plenty of volunteers to lend a hand!

It’s easy to sign up – just grab some friends (the more the merrier) and select volunteer time slots at The Salvation Army Golden State Division’s online registration.

This event will be unique to those previous because they will attempt to pack all 1 million meals in only 1 day! What better way to help those in need in Haiti by contributing a few hours of your time towards reaching this million meal goal? Plus, it’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate National Volunteer Week.

For more information about and registration for the San Francisco Bay Area’s Million Meals Event, visit The Salvation Army’s Golden State Division’s website at www.tsagoldenstate.org. You can also raise awareness by sharing their Facebook Million Meals for Haiti event page!

National Volunteer Week

Monday, April 19, 2010

April 18-24 marks National Volunteer Week! This is a time to honor those who have selflessly given back to their communities and encourage service.

President Nixon established National Volunteer Week in 1974 through an executive order, and this annual tradition continues to be widely recognized. President Obama even issued a proclamation yesterday, as reported by All Headline News.

Will you volunteer some of your time and effort this week? Consider contacting your local Salvation Army to see how you can be used to impact your community for the better! Visit our website here to find a Salvation Army near you.

And be sure to visit our blog throughout the week as we highlight devoted volunteers who are making a difference in their communities.

Don’t Forget to Tweet!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Today is the LAST day to help The Salvation Army win a free full page, full color ad in USA TODAY!

The charity with the most tweets wins, so don’t forget, log into your Twitter account and tweet the following message:

“#AmericaWants The Salvation Army to get a full-page ad in USA TODAY.”

For more information, read the USA TODAY article here or check out our original blog post.

And while you’re on Twitter, stop by and visit us at www.twitter.com/salvationarmyus .