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D.C. Couple Moves to New Orleans to Build Homes for Over 900 Families Still Affected by Hurricane Katrina: 'We Couldn't Leave These People Behind'

Originally posted 08/27/2015 10:25AM

When thousands of people fled New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, one married couple from Washington, D.C., arrived to volunteer – and never looked back.

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10-Year-Old Former Homeless Boy Uses Allowance to Make Clothes for Kids in Need

Originally posted 08/20/2015 11:20AM

Ten-year-old Xavier Elliott of Phoenix, Arizona, is spending his summer vacation giving back to those in need. With the help of his mom, Stephanie Elliott, Xavier is making clothes for less fortunate families.

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Heroes Among Us: Caroline Boudreaux Quits Her Corporate Job to Help Orphans in India

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Caroline Boudreaux Quits Her Corporate Job to Help Orphans in India: 'I Now Have Everything Money Can't Buy'

Originally posted 08/13/2015 10:55AM

Caroline Boudreaux was an account executive at a TV station in Austin, Texas, when a trip to India changed her perspective on life, causing her to quit her corporate job and make some news of her own.

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Todd Blake Helps Fellow Young Adult Cancer Patients Find Adventure Through Life-Changing Experiences: 'You Learn What it Truly Means to Live'

Originally posted 08/06/2015 10:00AM

The skies over St. Augustine, Florida, were clear that May 2013 day. And for one fateful afternoon, so was 18-year-old Marissa Ierna's mind – clear of thoughts of stalled college and career plans, of painful chemotherapy treatments and of the baseball-sized tumor wrapped around the bone, nerves and soleus muscle in the avid runner's right calf.

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Illinois Girls' Lemonade Stand Raises Over $37,000 to Help Kids in Need

Originally posted 07/30/2015 10:25AM

Aubrey Hennig, Sammi Parrish and Kailyn Fanning have made over $37,000 selling $1 cups of lemonade – and every penny has gone to kids in need.

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Sophonya Simpson Adams Helps Her Mom Become a Girl Scout 55 Years After A Teacher Denied Her the Right to Join

Originally posted 07/23/2015 10:40AM

In 1960, Daphyne Watson was thrilled when she heard an announcement at her elementary school in Long Island, New York, calling for any girls interested in joining a Girl Scout Brownie troop to line up in the hall after class. Watson, then 7, had long admired other girls' Brownie uniforms and was looking forward to wearing one of her own.

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Former Marine Ian Michael Travels Across the Country Giving Out Free Hugs to Veterans: 'Love Heals Us'

Originally posted 07/16/2015 10:55AM

Ian Michael knows the anxiety and isolation faced by combat veterans who have returned home from war – because he's faced it himself.

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Former Nurse Charolette Tidwell Uses Pension to Feed Thousands in Arkansas: 'One Child Going Hungry Is One Too Many'

Originally posted 07/09/2015 11:05AM

Charolette Tidwell has seen the signs of hunger in her hometown of Fort Smith, Arkansas – from senior citizens buying cat food because they can't afford tuna fish to children going hungry on weekends when they can't get free school lunches.

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Nashville Songwriter Austin Atteberry Helps Kids Heal Through Music

Originally posted 07/02/2015 10:35AM

Austin Atteberry has dedicated his life to helping kids heal through musical expression – and it all started with a girl.

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Hawaiian Teen Brittany Amano Tackles Hunger in America

Originally posted 06/25/2015 10:45AM

Seventeen-year-old Brittany Amano knows what it's like to go hungry.

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