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Volunteering

Walking for Warriors

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videoDonna Street is a mover and a shaker so to speak. She's been walking since early February talking to folks and shaking hands along the way. For her it’s not about an organization or a donation it’s all about the walk. Full story...
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Cape Fear Crop Mob lends a hand

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The volunteer group usually lends a hand to local farmers, but today they dug into one woman's backyard tomato garden. Sarah Daughtridge is famous for her heirloom tomatoes and peppers. But after facing a string of health setbacks, she says she was overwhelmed and unable to keep up her plants this year. Full story...
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NC Zoo opens volunteer recruitment campaign

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The North Carolina Zoo is looking for people who want to see the attraction from a different perspective. Full story...
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Airlie Gardens needs volunteers for 'Tree Mob'

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Airlie Gardens is creating Wilmington's first ever tree mob. Over the years, storms have taken a toll on their tree canopy and there are now some spots that need filling in. Just last year, during a minor storm, Airlie lost five trees. Full story...
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Man kayaks for local disaster relief

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video While some Red Cross volunteers are making their way back from Oklahoma, one man is traveling home after 12 days on the water where he aimed to make a difference from the inside of his kayak. Full story...
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NY college students spend spring break volunteering in Cape Fear

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videoIt may not look like your typical spring break, but for 11 students from Hamilton College in upstate New York, a week of volunteering in and around Wilmington is. Full story...
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Volunteers deliver Christmas dinner for hundreds in need

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video'Tis the season for the giving. More than 100 volunteers came together this morning to take a holiday dinner to 560 people in need in Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Moldovan journalists hope American dream will inspire homeland

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video Three journalists from the Republic of Moldova were in Wilmington today to learn more about how our community works. With a touch of southern hospitality and many volunteer hours, the group says they're ready to take the mission back to Moldova. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Cape Fear Volunteer Center

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video We often hear from viewers who say we should do more positive news than the typical gloom and doom that fills newscasts and papers. While we do often cover positive stories, we're going to try to more consistently focus on some of the good things going on in our community and the people and groups doing them. WWAY's Asha Davé shows us how the world can be changed if you JUST ADD HOPE. Full story...
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Local volunteers take center stage

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The Governors Medallion of Honor nominee and winners were announced at a dinner in the city hall chambers. This years keynote speaker was Tannis Nelson who is part of the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism. Full story...
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Volunteering a Thanksgiving tradition for some families

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While many of us spend the day with our families, others were out volunteering to make it a happy holiday for those in need. Full story...
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Volunteer rates increase as unemployment rates go up

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videoFor the last five years Rory Platow has volunteered through the Cape Fear Volunteer Center. He lost his job three weeks ago, and is now looking for a new one, but that hasn't limited his volunteer hours. Full story...
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North Carolinians prepare to help Gustav evacuees

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If you're planning to volunteer and help Gustav evacuees, there's a few things you may want to keep in mind. Full story...
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