Volunteers of America

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Volunteers of America,

national nondenominational organization providing a wide variety of human services as part of a Christian ministry of service. Founded (1896) by Ballington and Maud Booth (see BoothBooth,
family prominent in the Salvation Army, founded by William Booth. His wife, Catherine Mumford Booth, 1829–90, whom he married in 1855, played a leading part in the foundation and development of the Salvation Army, devoting herself particularly to its work
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, family) after their withdrawal from the Salvation Army, the Volunteers has developed an extensive system of programs for abused and neglected children, youths, the homeless, and others. The group operates nursing and assisted-living facilities and retirement communities and provides affordable housing for families, seniors, and the disabled. Other services include substance-abuse prevention and treatment programs and work-release and other convict rehabilitation programs. The organization, which is headquartered in Virginia, has more than 12,000 employees and uses more than 60,000 volunteers annually. It also acts as an advocate for those served by its programs.
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Through thousands of human services programmes, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps nearly 1.3m people across the country.
JIMMIE WALTON PASCHALL is vice president of external affairs of Volunteers of America, one of the nation's largest charities based on revenue.
CHARLES GOULD, president, Volunteers of America, Alexandria, Virginia
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Our local office of the Volunteers of America asked us to design a frame package containing a signed T-shirt, two tickets, a program, a pamphlet and a handkerchief.
Laubach Literacy International, the oldest and largest literacy organization in the world, and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., a national nonprofit organization with 350 volunteer literacy programs serving more than 70,000 adult literacy students, will meet May 29 through June 1, 2002, at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.
They are part of the Volunteers of America's famous Sidewalk Santas campaign.
Ten percent of its sales go to the Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc.
(Texas VOA), a subsidiary of Volunteers of America National Housing (both were religious, charitable organizations) operated Harvestwood Apartments in Montgomery County, Texas for elderly citizens.
Volunteers of America, an organisation that runs charity programmes, has launched the Sidewalk Santa web site at http://www.sidewalksanta.org.
Volunteers of America (VoA) receives nearly 70 percent of its funding from the government.
Rosow says she plans to donate 10 percent of her net profits to the Huntington Beach Literacy Volunteers of America or a similar organization.

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