I’m a volunteer puppy raiser and the DC Group Leader for the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs. GDF and AVD are the organizations behind Biscuit and Captain (the Capitals team dogs) and Sully (President George H.W. Bush’s service dog and the current Walter Reed facility dog). Our programs are currently facing an urgent need for volunteer puppy raisers in the coming months.
The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs breed, raise, train, and place guide dogs for people who are blind or visually impaired and service dogs for veterans and first responders with disabilities, including PTSD. Volunteer puppy raisers are a vital part of each dog’s journey towards changing someone’s life, and we have an urgent need for more raisers in the next few months. Read More
Ed. Note: Regarding these tests folks have been wondering about the timing of getting the results, Florence wrote us this morning: “The timing improved, first time we did one last week took 5 days to get results and the second time this week less than 3. We did them late Monday night right before the box closed and got them just now!”
From the Mayor’s Office:
“When the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships (Serve DC) put out the call for volunteers, YOU responded and we have been most inspired by your acts of kindness.
Together, with our #DCValues lighting our path, and the generosity of your time, we assembled over 20,000 self-test kits for DC residents, across all 8 Wards.
But there is still more to do. Read More
On Sunday, November 28th, UMR will be holding our Winter Care Kit packaging event on the National Mall!
All care kits will be donated to struggling families in the DMV area, many of them resettled Afghans. Read More
Photo by Alex Davidson
Alex shared yesterday around 4:30pm: “POTUS and VPOTUS arriving to feed people at DC Central Kitchen.”
The Hill reported: “Biden, Harris, first lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Doug Emhoff visited D.C. Central Kitchen, which recycles food from local caterers, restaurants and hotels to provide meals for individuals who need them and for homeless shelters, after-school programs and rehabilitation clinics.”
photo by LaTur
Are there organizations that are actually short-staffed for their Thanksgiving events? So many organizations seem to have as much or more help than they need. But perhaps some smaller or less well-known organizations could use some help?”
Thanks to Kirsten, Tom and everyone else for sending:
“This group is expecting a surge of SIVs to resettle – might be a way for people to help instead of feeling helpless”
Photo by C JRCook
I am looking for Juneteenth volunteer opps in the DC area. My company is encouraging us to spend Friday, 6/18 volunteering and I’d like to organize something for a group of about 3-5. Appreciate any ideas!”
Wondering if you can survey your readers for this one….I have extra time and would very much like to volunteer to help people get vaccinated. Surprisingly, I’ve had trouble finding local opportunities by searching online. Wondering if readers know of any tips on places I can help — mass vaccination sites, smaller clinics, DC government/Dept of Health (or VA/MD for that matter)…etc.”
Last night the Mayor tweeted the graphic above: Read More