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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 8, 2008

Fact Sheet: USA Freedom Corps: Strengthening Service to Meet Community Needs
President Bush Highlights Volunteer Initiative And Thanks America's Armies Of Compassion

     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Volunteerism

Today, President Bush hosted a White House event highlighting the accomplishments of USA Freedom Corps, the volunteer initiative launched as part of a national Call to Service after the attacks of 9/11 to help more Americans connect with opportunities to serve their neighbors in need.  The President honored the work of America's armies of compassion and repeated his call for Americans to devote 4,000 hours – or two years, in service to our country over their lifetimes.

USA Freedom Corps Is Helping Americans Answer The President's Call To Service By Strengthening National Service Programs

USA Freedom Corp's website created a volunteer network that has become the Nation's largest clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities. offers more than four million volunteer opportunities, both in the United States and abroad. 

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