From the monthly archives: September 2011

The National Peace Corps Association toasted the volunteer organization’s landmark birthday Sept. 24 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who served in the corps, was the master of ceremonies. Click here to read the full story.

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More than 350 Veterans, employees, volunteers and VIPs gathered to celebrate the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Defenders Lodge – a $12.5 million facility that is being donated to the VA Palo Alto Health Care System by the Pentagon Federal Credit (PenFed) Foundation. Click here for the full story.

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To mark the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary, Civic Enterprises and the National Peace Corps Association commissioned an independent survey of past volunteers to find out what their experiences were like and what they think their participation achieved. Click here to read the full story.

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The Defenders Lodge project is being funded through a $12.5 million loan from the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation. Donors will repay the loan, with 100 percent of every dollar going to the Defenders Lodge, foundation President Christopher Flynn said. Click here to read the full story.

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OFM Inc., founded in 1995 in Holly Springs, manufactures, distributes, and sells contemporary office and school furniture. Through Progress Energy’s SunSense program, OFM built a 250-kilowatt solar farm on its roof, encompassing 1,044 photovoltaic solar panels designed to help generate more power to the grid. Click here to read the full story.

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