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.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds more MS research, offers more services to people with MS, provides more professional education programs and advances more MS advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. Through its home office and fifty-state network of chapters, the National MS Society provides assistance to over a million people annually in its continuing mission to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
Seeking out and engaging volunteers to the MS cause is at the very core of our business. Each year the Society organizes a series of community events that provide many opportunities for the enthusiastic volunteer. The Society offers three key fundraising activities: The MS Bike Tour, MS Walk and MS Challenge Walk. The Society also engages volunteers to help influence law-makers at the federal, state and municipal levels toward legislation important to people with MS. The Society is looking for passionate volunteers with expertise in areas such as: marketing communications, public relations, corporate and donor development, medical, legal, administrative and organizational expertise.
by Erica J. from St.petersburg, FL
First I would start with a question, “How would it feel if you wake up not having normal sensations or feelings during your everyday life?, Knowing your body is attacking yourself and you have very little control.” Having a cousin with Multiple Sclerosis I understand the struggles and know there is no cure. However National MS Society is pushing efforts to find a cure. There are programs for individuals and there family members to help understand the disease and help families/individuals cope with their lives. National MS Society helps bring individuals together.There are events available monthly by the organization to help raise money, such as getting involved with local businesses. Recently MS added Drunken Donuts to their efforts. National MS Society has a wonderful site they love to get individuals, community and society involved in there efforts. They believe there is no end to their efforts till there is a cure. Even then I feel there wouldn’t be an end to National MSSocietyfight