Ruth Hawley finds fertile ground to help others

Dec. 3, 2014- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. This is just a sampling. Ruth Hawley began to volunteer for Fertile Groundworks "because growing organic food to feed hungry people in our local community is meaningful." Fertile Groundworks was founded in 2010 to plant unused acreage...

Lawrence Livermore charitable campaign raises $3.3 million for local organizations

Dec. 10, 2013- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. --Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS ), have raised $3.3 million to give to charities within their surrounding communities. Laboratory employees pledged $2.3 million to the HOME Campaign (for Helping Others More Effectively) -- an annual charitable drive that benefits community/nonprofit agencies in...

Employee selected as Face of Stroke ambassador

Nov. 26, 2013- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. This is just a sampling. Most people are all too familiar with cancer, heart attacks and stroke. However, not all are aware of the condition atrial fibrillation (Afib) and the role it plays in increasing your risk for a stroke. Stroke just...

Giving animals in need a HOME

Nov. 14, 2013- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees who volunteer for various non-profit agencies. Many of these agencies are available for employees to donate to through the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This is just a sampling. The annual HOME campaign doesn't just provide assistance to local non-profit agencies...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC raise more than $3.5 million for local communities

Dec. 13, 2012- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), have raised more than $3.5 million to give to charities within their surrounding communities. Laboratory employees pledged more than $2.5 million to the HOME Campaign (for Helping Others More Effectively) -- an annual charitable drive that benefits community...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC raise more than $3.6 million for local communities

Dec. 12, 2011- 
LIVERMORE, Ca. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), have raised more than $3.6 million to give to surrounding communities. Laboratory employees pledged more than $2.6 million to the HOME Campaign (for Helping Others More Effectively) -- an annual charitable drive that benefits community/nonprofit agencies in the...

Court appeals to youth seeking second chance

Nov. 28, 2011- 
For the past four years, Ann-Marie Bucaria Dake, the program manager of the Laboratory's Institutional Review Board, has spent some 4-5 hours a month in a courtroom. And she has enjoyed every minute of her time there. That's because Dake has been a volunteer at the Tri-Valley Youth Court (TVYC) in Pleasanton, where she works with teens under 18 years who have been cited for minor crimes...

Diabetic alert dogs make good scents

Nov. 22, 2011- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of stories about Lab employees who volunteer with HOME Campaign agencies. Dogs may be man's best friend, but they also can be a diabetic's watchful guardian. This is what the staff of the Lab's Health Services Department recently learned when Hilary Anne Freeman, a diabetic education nurse who also is the sister-in-law of Health Services' Phil...

Sounds like 'HOME'

Nov. 7, 2011- 
Editor's Note: This is one in a series of stories about Lab employees who volunteer with HOME Campaign agencies. By day, Joe Zaug, a Lab physical chemist, conducts sound wave measurements to improve the predictive accuracy of the thermochemical codes. By evening, Zaug can be found volunteering to spread the sounds created by the Cantabella Children's Chorus whose voices can be heard...

Saving lives one bark at a time

Nov. 5, 2010- 
At any given time, Susan Springer has up to four dogs, each at least 35 lbs., living at her house.But all of them won't necessarily remain there for the rest of their lives. In fact, fostering a dog is much like fostering a child; the goal is to find an accepting, suitable, permanent home.As a Tri-Valley Animal Rescue (TVAR) foster parent, Springer says she and her husband's volunteerism with...