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Columbus-Area Charities Promote Winter Volunteerism

Winter Volunteerism
Doug Lane helps measure the length of a home that Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus is building in Weinland Park. Lane is part of the "Winter Warrior" program the organization began promoting last year to boost winter volunteerism.
5:00AM
February
15, 2012

Columbus-area charities always are in need of a helping hand. But some volunteer groups say winter months can be challenging times. WOSU reports this year’s mild winter has helped keep volunteering coming through the doors.

Civil War-Era Flag Returned to Ohio

The 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry's National Colors, missing for more than 30 years, is home again in Ohio
12:00AM
October 20, 2006

An American flag carried by a Columbus-based regiment during the Civil War has returned home. The 6-foot-square stars and stripes was used by the 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. It went missing from the Adjutant General’s collection sometime during the 1960s and was recently discovered in the possession of a collector in Maine.

Some Ohioans choose “volunteer vacations”

12:00AM
December
27, 2004

Winter really seems to be setting in now. It’s cold and gray and a vacation to some place warmer might sound pretty nice. Some Ohioans are skipping the “sun and sand” for what’s called “volunteer vacations.”