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  • Cowboys from US arrive in Israel to help with farming

    11/08/2023 6:59:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Ynet ^ | 7/11/23
    A group of cowboys and ranchers from Arkansas and Montana arrived in Israel to volunteer to help farmers and ranchers suffering a shortage of workers since October 7; They are not Jewish and all paid for their own...
  • Albuquerque man helping Ukraine with de-mining returns home

    04/29/2023 1:08:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    KOAT7 ABC ^ | 27/4/23 | John Cardinale
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White and his son recently traveled nearly 6,000 miles to Ukraine for work to dig up landmines. KOAT first told you about the story at the beginning of April Advertisement White has since returned from his 10-day trip to Ukraine, and KOAT’s John Cardinale had the opportunity to sit down with him about his experience. "It's unsettling. It's eye-opening. And at the same time, it's heartbreaking,” White said. “We see the images on TV, but that is nothing until you see it firsthand. It's estimated that because of the war, Ukraine now...
  • The Secret Weapons of Ukraine

    02/28/2023 11:00:45 AM PST · by Candor7 · 35 replies
    Esquire ^ | Feb 23, 2023 | By Matt Gallagher
    ON THE ROAD The air-raid siren sounded again through the defiant city, but William McNulty refused to be bothered by it. After a long morning of meetings in Kyiv with Ukrainian partners in need of medical tourniquets and cold-weather clothing, the man had earned an afternoon nap. The air flowing through the hotel room’s open window nipped of brittle autumn, and sunlight was leaking through gray clouds; winter, as the Ukrainians liked to quip, was coming. F**k it, McNulty thought. The chances of getting hit by a drone strike in a city of three million people seemed low. A U.S....
  • One of world’s deadliest snipers leaves Canada to fight for Ukraine

    03/10/2022 12:56:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 68 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/3/22
    Video A former sniper for the Canadian military known as one of the deadliest snipers in the world has travelled to Ukraine to help in the war against Russia, CBC News reported. The sniper – who was given the nickname Wali in Afghanistan – was a soldier with the Royal 22nd Regiment. Several days ago he responded to a call for help from Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Zelensky and during the night crossed the Polish border into Ukrainian territory. Wali told the CBC that he made the trip with three other former Canadian soldiers. He said that the Ukrainians they met...
  • Ukraine military turns volunteers away due to lack of weapons as 140,000 Ukrainians come home to fight Russia

    03/07/2022 10:11:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/07/2022 | Tyler O' Neill
    Even while 1.5 million Ukrainians have fled the country amid the Russian invasion in the past two weeks, more than 100,000 Ukrainians and others have flocked to Ukraine in order to fight Russian President Vladimir Putin's forces, according to Ukraine Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov. Ukrainians on the ground tell Fox News Digital that volunteers have been turned away from the army because it lacks weapons."More than 140,000 Ukrainians, mostly men, have returned from Europe," Reznikov wrote in a Facebook post Monday. "Tens of thousands joined the Territorial Defense Forces. Of course, there are those who run away. But the whole...
  • More than 3,000 in US apply to join Ukrainian forces: Report

    03/06/2022 9:39:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/06/2022 | Mike Brest, Defense Reporter
    Thousands of U.S. nationals have signed up to join the Ukrainian military as the country attempts to fight off the Russian incursion, reports say.Ukraine has received more than 3,000 applications from people in the United States who want to fight, several of whom are military veterans, a defense official with the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., told the Military Times on Thursday."If you are determined to go, be professional, responsible, and realistic in your expectations," a former SEAL-turned-CIA officer who goes by Frumentarius said. "Follow the Ukrainian government's advice about how to officially register, and do not go there telling...
  • Georgia needs volunteers to scan for fraudulent ballots

    03/24/2021 9:07:33 AM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 63 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 23, 2021 | Jovan Hutton Pulitzer
  • Philadelphia let ‘college kids’ distribute vaccines. The result was a ‘disaster,’ volunteers say.

    01/28/2021 3:43:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 1/27/21 | Antonia Noori Farzan
    Philadelphia is home to some of the most venerated medical institutions in the country. Yet when it came time to set up the city’s first and largest coronavirus mass vaccination site, officials turned to the start-up Philly Fighting COVID, a self-described “group of college kids” with minimal health-care experience. Chaos ensued. Seniors were left in tears after finding that appointments they’d made through a bungled sign-up form wouldn’t be honored. The group switched to a for-profit model without publicizing the change and added a privacy policy that would allow it to sell users’ personal data. One volunteer alleged that the...
  • Vols Fan Calls Radio Show, Says He Lost It During Kentucky Game & His Wife Left Him

    10/19/2020 2:12:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Outkick ^ | October 18, 2020 | Joe Kinsey
    The Tennessee Vols football season has reached the point, after a 34-7 blowout home loss to the hated Kentucky Wildcats, where windows are being smashed by flying beer bottles and wives are looking for new relationships. Now 2-2 after back-to-back losses with Alabama coming to town Saturday, it’s getting ugly, especially on the Tony Basilio Show where this caller said it’s bad in his home. “I’ve been watching Tennessee football for 30 years and I did something today that I’ve never done,” Vols fan said. “I messed up and threw a beer bottle through a window and my wife left...
  • Over 100,000 Americans Have Volunteered For Covid-19 Vaccine Trial In Less Than Two Weeks

    07/21/2020 9:04:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/21/2020 | Daniel Cassady
    About 138,600 Americans have already volunteered to participate in clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine less than two weeks after the launch of a national effort to sign up a total of 120,000 participants to help test four vaccines beginning this fall, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. KEY FACTS * In an effort to recruit the vast number of volunteers needed to test potential vaccines, NIAID launched the website for the Covid-19 Prevention Network July 8, where volunteers can sign up. * The Prevention Trials Network was created by combining four already existing clinical trial...
  • Kaiser Permanente recruits volunteers for 1st coronavirus vaccine trials

    03/06/2020 8:06:46 AM PST · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    KOMONEWS ^ | March 5, 2020 | Karina Mazhukhina
    SEATTLE – As Washington state grapples with coronavirus, one Seattle research institute is taking matters into their own hands. Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute got the OK to begin its vaccine trials, the first of its kind. Its research team is enrolling 45 healthy people, ages 18 to 55, from the Seattle-area over the course of 14 months. “[The trial] does not include any form of the live virus, and the trial will not expose participants to the virus,” said Rebecca Hughes, senior media consultant with Kaiser Permanente. The trial is part one of three-phases that will study the...
  • Keene canvasser offers glimpse into Elizabeth Warren's ground game

    10/11/2019 1:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Keene Sentinel ^ | October 11, 2019 | Jake Lahut
    Hillary Ballantine leaves little to mystery when knocking on doors for Elizabeth Warren. Ballantine, 28, of Keene, is usually swagged out in attire from the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign — from a navy blue Warren hat to a “the best president money CAN’T buy” T-shirt — in addition to toting a clipboard and brochures. Like any door-to-door canvassing, the environmental scientist and Antioch University New England alumna’s volunteering often draws no answer. But on Saturday morning — still four months out from the New Hampshire primary — some residents she met had already been reached by the campaign before. After...
  • Newspaper Criticizes Volunteers Who Cleaned Up City [semi-satire]

    08/12/2019 10:48:52 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Aug 2019 | John Semmens
    After President Trump pointed out the rat-infested piles of trash strewn around Baltimore, a group of 100 volunteers conducted a massive clean-up effort. Though tons of trash were removed at no cost to the City’s inhabitants, the Baltimore Sun newspaper derided the volunteers. While conceding that Baltimore is cleaner and healthier as a result of the voluntary clean-up, the paper’s editors found fault with the fact that the person who organized the clean-up is a Trump supporter. “If it had been anyone else, we would’ve been okay with it,” the editors wrote. “But having a Trump supporter do a good...
  • Venezuela crisis: US planes carrying aid arrive in Colombia

    02/17/2019 12:45:48 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | February 16 | Staff
    US military planes have been delivering humanitarian aid for Venezuela in the Colombian border town of Cucuta. The aid is being stockpiled at the request of the Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, who declared himself interim president last month. President Nicolás Maduro has alleged that the aid is part of a US plot to disguise an invasion into Venezuela. Mr Guaidó said some 600,000 Venezuelan volunteers would carry the aid across the border on 23 February.
  • Retired General Replaced by Lawyer as Special Envoy to Iraq, Syria

    10/23/2015 2:19:22 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies ^ | October 23, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    President Obama announced Friday that he was replacing retired Marine Gen. John Allen with lawyer and diplomat Brett McGurk as his special envoy for Iraq and Syria with a wide-ranging portfolio that includes holding together a coalition against ISIS. Allen, who reportedly had clashed with the military over the now-defunct $500 million effort to create an army of Syrian volunteers, was departing after 13 months as special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, another name for the terrorist group.
  • Volunteers for Israel dig into new program starting this fall

    11/06/2018 6:48:59 AM PST · by Patriot777
    Volunteering in Israel ^ | 8/7/2018 | unknown
    Volunteers for Israel, a 36-year-old nonprofit organization that encourages American Jews to lend their services to help the Jewish state, announces a new pilot program that tacks on archaeology to its endeavors from Nov. 18 to Dec. 1. The 14-day program starts with one week of volunteering on an Israeli army base, followed by a week volunteering at an active archaeological-dig site supervised by the Israel Antiquities Authority at the foot of Tel Assar in the Haifa district, focusing on relics that date back to 3,500 BCE. The site covers the Chalcolithic period, or Copper Age, which was an era...
  • People Rescue Air Jordans from Foot Locker During Hurricane Irma

    09/11/2017 10:11:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    Volunteers came out rescue Air Jordans and other shoes from Foot Locker during Hurricane Irma before rising flood water would have ruined them.
  • 'Basket of Deplorables' Head to Houston

    09/05/2017 1:47:23 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The Remnant ^ | September 4, 2017
    Let this sink in for a minute... Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston. Almost all of them driven by men. They're using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need. Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there's a preponderance of camo. Most are probably...
  • Civil Activism: Are Russians Exiting the Soviet Eclipse?

    08/08/2017 7:49:07 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 9 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Aug. 7, 2017 | Fred Weir
    MOSCOW—For the past four years, Oksana Dubinina has been working with stray animals, particularly the estimated 30,000 homeless dogs who roam the streets of Moscow. She's put together a group of a few dozen volunteers, who manage to get by on crowdfunding, with which they provide shelter, training, and veterinary services for about 40 dogs annually. They have forged ties with local orphanages, schools, hospices, and nursing homes, and bring dogs to foster mutual comfort and companionship. Sometimes, a dog finds a permanent placement. Ms. Dubinina calls the project “Friend for a Friend.” This may sound unremarkable. But in Russia,...
  • Nine foreign volunteers that fought ISIS arrested by KRG security force

    05/12/2017 9:26:19 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    ARA News ^ | May 12, 2017 | none stated
    Foreign YPG volunteers seen in the vicinity of Jarablus. Photo: ARA News At least nine foreign volunteers, who had joined the ranks of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to combat ISIS in Rojava-Northern Syria, were arrested by the Asayish security force in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, media sources reported on Thursday.Foreign volunteers are increasingly becoming victim of the problems between the Kurdish parties.“Internationalists Callum Ross (Rizgar Çiya), Ozgan Ozdil (Dêrsim Agir), Anthonî Degatto (Rustem Fist), Justin Schnepp (Şervan Agir), Mirko Bruna (Mirko Cûdî) from Italy, Paola Andolina (Azadî Raperîn) from Italy, Damien Rodriguez (Şêrzad Azad) from the US, Fernando...