Apr. 25 /CSRwire/ -
In the enormous outpouring of goodwill prompted by the tragedy in the Gulf Coast, millions of Americans turned to www.VolunteerMatch.org to find a way to help out, creating an unprecedented volume of volunteers and taxing the nonprofit organization's technology infrastructure.
In response to the crisis, VolunteerMatch turned to fellow technology leaders for help. Silicon Valley neighbor, Yahoo!, answered the call, providing VolunteerMatch with state-of-the-art web servers that bolstered the strength of VolunteerMatch's online network of volunteer opportunities.
"We are grateful to Yahoo! for their uncommon generosity," said Deborah Dinkelacker, president of VolunteerMatch. "Many thousands of nonprofit organizations and volunteers depend upon VolunteerMatch, and with the support of Mr. Filo and Yahoo!, we continued to serve the relief effort. We are proud to recognize David Filo and Yahoo! with our 'Good Neighbor Award'."
VolunteerMatch continues to put the power of technology to good use, serving more than 20 million pages of information about service and volunteering, hosting 1.5 million visitors and helping thousands of nonprofits across the country engage volunteers throughout the U.S.
VolunteerMatch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer. Its popular online service available at www.volunteermatch.org welcomes millions of visitors a year and supports a community of nonprofits, volunteers and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Since 1998, this community has helped nearly 40,000 community service organizations across the country find the volunteers they need. VolunteerMatch has been recognized for its achievements by M.I.T., the Smithsonian Institution and The White House.
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