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July 18, 2013
While marking 5,000th "Point of Light," Obama announces new task force, designed to figure out how to use volunteer power to address civic concerns.
"At a White House ceremony honoring former President George H.W. Bush and the 5,000th recipient of the Daily Points of Light award he inspired two decades ago during his Republican administration, Mr. Obama said the new task force would determine how federal agencies and private companies could use members of AmeriCorps and similar programs 'on some of our most important national priorities: improving schools, recovering from disasters, and mentoring our kids.'" -- Doug Donovan, the Chronicle of Philanthropy