The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Community Access TelevisionCommunity Access Television
The purpose of Community Access Television is to provide all local residents and locally-based nonprofit organizations access to the most powerful means of communication in our culture. Recognizing that freedom of speech is vital to a democratic soci... Read more
The purpose of Community Access Television is to provide all local residents and locally-based nonprofit organizations access to the most powerful means of communication in our culture. Recognizing that freedom of speech is vital to a democratic society, the goal is to create an ideologically neutral forum for the area's democratic society. Community Access Television seeks not only to enhance communication, education and entertainment through television, but to demystify the medium so that citizens become active television users rather than merely passive consumers.
CAT provides training, certification, and equipment for local residents to produce original programming. CAT provides a medium for local residents to air programs produced by others both in and outside the local area. CAT provides a Message board for use by local residents to make announcements. The only restrictions are that the announcements can't make direct appeals for funds; nor can they contain a call to action to purchase a product or service. Also, competitive product/service comparison's are not allowed.