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Unrest in city prompts surge in volunteer interest

Volunteers with the Maryland Food Bank help set up a food drop at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore on April 30. (Photo courtesy of Maryland Food Bank)

After last week's riots and fires in Baltimore, an overwhelming number of people have reached out to local nonprofits saying they want to help. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, that's meant a 3,000 percent increase in volunteer inquiries, said Terry Hickey, the organization's president and CEO. "We usually get about four inquiries a day. In the past two days, we've had about 300," Hickey told The Daily Record.

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‘Giving Tuesday’ shows growth

(AP) Nonprofit experts say the national drive known as “Giving Tuesday” is having a growing impact, with nearly $46 million raised for charitable groups this week. Research from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the Case Foundation provided ...

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