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Volunteering at American Museum of Science and Energy

Get my FREE newsletter here! Where can your family have a hair-raising experience doing safe science experiments, meet world-famous scientists and explore a secret city?  All this and more is available to discover at the American Museum of Science and Energy in East Tennessee! It may be one of the Knoxville area’s best-kept secrets. I’ve […]

Continue Reading By on February 8, 2016 in Appalachia, East Tennessee, education, energy, science, volunteer

Program Founder Shares how Buds to Blossoms Program Helps Children

A young program filled with volunteers is meeting needs being otherwise unmet for disadvantaged children in Vietnam and Cambodia.  Many of them are orphaned because of AIDS in their families. asked Buds to Blossoms founder and President Les May to explain the reasons behind his uniquely focused pediatric massage program. Here is our conversation: […]

Continue Reading By on July 30, 2013 in children, health, massage, nurturing, parenting, volunteer

Therapist Volunteers for Healing Cambodian Mission

Licensed Occupational Therapist Melissa Gunter Massages her Daughter, Chloe Images of the Khmer Rouge killing fields have been seared into her memory since earlier days as a tourist in Cambodia.  Melissa Gunter recognizes that the Southeastern Asian country where millions lost their lives to civil war remains a place in need of much healing. So, […]

Continue Reading By on July 29, 2013 in children, health, mother, parenting, volunteer, well-being

Community Replenishes Food Pantry for National Day of Service

National Day of Service Volunteers Stock Food Pantry You might not know that around 240 families depend each month on the quiet little East Tennessee church to help them make ends meet.  But volunteers distribute canned, boxed and even frozen foods on a regular basis.  Grace Lutheran opened its doors this past weekend so the […]

Continue Reading By on January 21, 2013 in community, food, poverty, volunteer