• wildfires Sep 19

    Mass. Task Force 1 Completes Mission to Oregon for Wildfire Response

    Massachusetts Task Force 1 has completed their mission to help the residents of Oregon as wildfires continue to rage across the region. Massachusetts FEMA-based Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 spent nearly a week conducting damage assessments and searching for missing people. At least 35 people have died so far and a record one billion acres were torched in…

  • wildfires Sep 15

    Mass. Task Force 1 Heads to Oregon for Wildfire Response

    Massachusetts Task Force 1 departed from Logan Airport early Tuesday to help the residents of Oregon as wildfires continue to rage across the region. Massachusetts FEMA-based Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 received their activation orders Monday at 4 p.m. to report to Portland, Oregon. The 25-member team traveled via commercial airline. They will report to their Incident Commander upon arrival…

  • we love boston chinatown Aug 24

    Photos: Volunteers Work to Help Revitalize Boston's Chinatown

    The campaign is a partnership of community organizations, businesses and residents who have come together to help revitalize the neighborhood. Dozens of volunteers donning masks and gloves turned out to Boston’s Chinatown for a socially-distant community cleanup on Saturday as part of the recently launched “We Love Boston Chinatown” campaign.
  • Volunteering Apr 17

    Virtual Volunteering: How to Help Those in Need While Social Distancing

    Caridad Canales has been volunteering with My Grief Angels online for five years. She talks with people who are mourning a loss or suffering from anxiety. You don’t need training in bereavement counseling to volunteer with this non-profit, she says, because people just want to connect with another human and have someone listen to them.  “It is very gratifying...

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