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On Deck: Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds to be Featured Guest on November Conference Call

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Cincinnati Reds third baseman, Todd Frazier, will be the featured Major Leaguer on the next Action Team monthly conference call, scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 9 PM EST.

Todd, a New Jersey native, will be joined on the call by fellow Garden Staters and teen Action Team Captains from Bergenfield High School.

UnitedHealthcare Supports Volunteers Of America Greater New Orleans’ Fresh Food Factor

UnitedHealthcare’s support triples the amount of healthy meals served to students in New Orleans Public Schools
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November 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Healthy lunches for hundreds of underserved school kids were prepared by UnitedHealthcare employees today at Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Fresh Food Factor. Fresh Food Factor, a program of Volunteers of America, is a community effort that provides New Orleans public school students healthy, nutritious food.

Craig Stammen & Action Team Captains “Pitch” in to Help Alexandria Seniors

Craig Stammen joined our Action Teams of the Week to pack and distribute groceries for disabled residents in DC area
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Our Action Teams of the Week are Bishop Ireton, HB Woodlawn, and St. Stephens & St. Agnes high schools from Virginia.
On Saturday, October 25, more than 20 Action Team Captains from Bishop Ireton, HB Woodlawn, and St. Stephens St. Agnes high schools joined forces with Alexandria Involved Ecumenically (ALIVE) to pack and distribute groceries for 200senior citizens and disabled residents of Ladrey High-Rise.

David Robertston Leads Off Action Team Teleconference Series

If this month’s call set the tone for the 2014-2015 Action Team Monthly Conference Calls series then we are in for a treat! 
October’s call featured New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson, an influential star both on and off the field.

Action Team: Throwback Thursday Edition

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Each year an increasing number of high school students across the U.S. are joining the Action Team national youth volunteer program.  When they join the Action Team, they’re joining a team that’s 50,000 strong, and one that includes Major League baseball players and students from Maine to Maui and points in between.  

East Coast Action Team Captains Convene In New York With Major Leaguers

Dozens of high school students from the  New York, New Jersey, Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area converged at Citi Field to train as Action Team high school volunteers.
Victor Black and Eric Young, Jr. of the Mets as well as Kevin Frandsen and Craig Stammen from the Nationals joined the young people in an auditorium at the ballpark hours before their game on Saturday evening for the volunteer group’s second regional training session.

Window World of Pittsburgh Partners with Nonprofit Volunteers of America to Support Important Program that Promotes Safe After-School Environments and Healthy Communities

Window World of Pittsburgh Employees Volunteer To Hand Out Free Backpacks to Underserved Students
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August 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Window World of Pittsburgh, a franchise of Window World, Inc.®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, has partnered with CBS EcoMedia through its EducationAd program to support Volunteers of America Pennsylvania’s All of Us Care program. Window World of Pittsburgh’s funding will support critical program costs, such as educational materials and workshops, that will enable Volunteers of America to continue to support more youth in the community and enhance the quality of its program.

Major League Baseball Players Trust's Buses for Baseball and City Clinics Programs Stop in San Diego This Weekend

Padres' Grandal, Medica, Quackenbush, Stauffer and Torres will share unforgettable experiences with youth from San Diego area

The Players Trust begins the month of August right where it ended July: Brightening days for hundreds of underserved youth.  On Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2, the Trust takes its Buses for Baseball and City Clinics programs to San Diego, CA, where Padres players will host two of the Trust’s most popular programs.

Another Successful Year in the Books for MLB Players Trust/Volunteers of Americas' Action Teams Across the States

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From New York to Maui, California to Japan, the Action Team Captains are making great strides this year with all of their hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication to volunteerism.

Each year, Action Team Captains high schools around the world dedicate their time to serving their communities and inspiring others to do the same. From running successful food drives to visiting the elderly at local nursing homes, and working with their local Special Olympics teams Action Team Captains are constantly lending a helping hand to those in need.


Major League Baseball Players Award $165,250 in Grants to Volunteers of America Programs Nationwide Serving Those in Need

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Denver, CO, June 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Major League baseball player LaTroy Hawkins of the Colorado Rockies presented $150,000 in grants from the Major League Baseball Players Trust to seven Volunteers of America programs that further the organization’s mission to strengthen communities and build better lives for those in need. More than $2.3 million has been provided by the Players Trust to 75 Volunteers of America programs since the first grants were presented by Major Leaguers in 2003.


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