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08 April 2008
Hundreds of volunteers build house for Iraqi war veterans by Melanie Stetson Freeman
Homes for veterans are built by volunteers with donated materials. (by Melanie Stetson Freeman, CS Monitor, April 2008)
Sgt. Brian Fountaine was recovering in Walter Reed Army Medical Center when he got an unexpected visitor who offered to build him a house -- free of charge. The visitor was John Gonsalves, founder of Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit volunteer group that builds houses for severely injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Read article
08 April 2008
A study in contrasts: Volunteering in Ghana refugee camp  by Heather Ibbotson
Months spent as volunteers in a refugee camp for Liberians provided a quick immersion into the eye-opening contradictions of modern Africa for two young Canadian women.  Read article
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26 July 2006
Syrian volunteers help evacuees from Lebanon 
Volunteers at a border crossing point in Syria attending to people leaving Lebanon. (Courtesy: IFRC)
Volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society are working round the clock near crossing points at the Lebanon-Syria border to help thousands of people fleeing the fighting in Lebanon.  Read article
26 July 2006
Volunteers move pets to safety in Lebanon by Donna Abu Nasr (AP)
A Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA) volunteer plays with a dog at a farm in Monteverde, 15 kilometers (9 miles) east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, 25 July 2006, after they were moved from a shelter near a Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut's southern suburbs because they were traumatized by the Israeli shelling. The howls of 133 canine refugees from Israeli attacks on Beirut echoed through the pine-and oak-covered hills above the Lebanese capital Tuesday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Monteverde, Lebanon: Animal welfare volunteers rescued over 200 abandoned pets in Beirut and moved them eastwards, away from airstrikes against Hezbollah strongholds in the south. Foreign embassies told evacuees fleeing Israeli bombardment that pets are not allowed on ships and helicopters transporting them to countries such as Syria and Cyprus.   Read article
18 July 2006
2,400 Red Cross volunteers start rescue, relief work in Lebanon 
Youth volunteers are busy sorting humanitarian assistance in the Lebanese Red Cross centres for distribution to the most vulnerable. (Courtesy: IFRC)
The Lebanese Red Cross has mobilized 2,400 emergency rescue and first aid volunteers, as well as some 200 ambulances to evacuate and provide emergency relief to people wounded or displaced in the bombings by Israeli army.  Read article

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