Volunteers of America


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Volunteers of America A religious and philanthropic organization, similar to the Salvation Army, founded (1896) by Commander and Mrs. Ballington Booth.
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In literature:

The group of young volunteers, however, reached America.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
By October the first steamers of volunteers left for America.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
At the age of 22 he had come to America to volunteer his services in the war against England.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Their work grew, and at last they founded the Volunteers of America and became the head of this order.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
Many of the reservists and volunteers from America who answered the call to arms are bitterly disappointed.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
The result of their visit was The Over-There Theatre League, to which virtually every actor and actress in America volunteered to belong.
"Our Army at the Front" by Heywood Broun

In news:

Keep America Beautiful of Cleveland honors Coca-Cola and volunteer Joyce Johnson.
Lake Effect Dec 8, 2008 Mary Williams is a volunteer with the Wisconsin chapter of Greyhound Pets of America.
Iris Elaine Vandevander, 62, of Bloomville, passed away at 1:55 am Thursday, Oct 11, 2012, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.
" Micky " Stauffer, 94, of Tiffin, died at 6:05 am Monday, Oct 15, 2012, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.
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In recent days there has been a flurry of media reports about the release of the Boy Scouts of America Ineligible Volunteer files.
The members of Soroptimist International of Ukiah were pleased to present Carolyn Smith, Children's Action Committee VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), with a donation of 400 diapers for the Mendocino Diaper Depot.
A special committee of executives and volunteers from the Boy Scouts of America said Tuesday that it believes excluding gay people from joining or being leaders to be the "absolute best" policy for the century-old organization.
Fuller , 84, of Bettsville, died Saturday morning, Dec 8, 2012, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center in Tiffin.
According to court documents, David Ortega was accused of approaching the girl while she looked at shoes at the Volunteers of America Store, located on Henderson Road, with her mother.
For years the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) hid the fact they kept detailed records of scoutmasters and other volunteers who were suspected of molesting children.
Files kept by the Boy Scouts of America containing information on more than 1,200 ineligible volunteers.
I am proud to be on the Leadership Council for Volunteers of America in Billings.
Volunteers of America was the recipient of my Freezin' For a Reason campaign back in January.
Herbert "The Puzzle Man" Brown has worked 25 different jobs, but now is spending his retirement as a volunteer at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility in Philadelphia.