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By Kelly DeGraff
As you are undoubtedly aware, the impact of the earthquake in Nepal has been astonishing. Tens of thousands of people are reportedly seeking shelter, and aftershocks are hindering rescue efforts in a powerful event that has already claimed more than 3,000 lives.
The national service family is saddened by the tragic loss of life and devastation resulting from the earthquake, and we are grateful to the international organizations engaged in the relief effort.
As you know, national service resources are devoted to activities in the United States and cannot be deployed overseas. However, we know that many of you are interested in supporting relief efforts at a time when our neighbors on the other side of the globe are in need.
The most-effective way people can assist in relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations to ensure a well-coordinated and well-resourced humanitarian response. Proven systems like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) are good places to begin researching the best ways to help.
By Kelly DeGraff
As you are undoubtedly aware, the impact of the earthquake in Nepal has been astonishing. Tens of thousands of people are reportedly seeking shelter, and aftershocks...
How We #ServetheEarth on Earth Day
AmeriCorps’ Northern Office of Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) organized the Flagstaff Earth Day celebration. During the event, community members joined AZCC AmeriCorps members to clean up the Arizona city’s downtown area.
Local volunteers and corps members divided into nine teams to collect trash and litter from public areas including sidewalks, streets, local parks, and the Rio de Flag waterway. After completing the service project, everyone was welcomed to Heritage Square, where vendors, live music, and educational booths were set up for an Earth Day celebration.
Name: Marlisa Jemison
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Program/Time Served: AmeriCorps NCCC Team Leader in Vicksburg, MS; AmeriCorps State/National intern for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Hadley, MA
What led you to serve in AmeriCorps?
When I graduated college I didn’t really know what I was going to do career-wise, but I knew I wanted to travel. One of my professors told me about AmeriCorps and I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to travel and figure out what I was interested in while also getting to give back to the community.
First Lady Focuses on STEM at Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
“In keeping with this year’s theme, “Empowering Young Minds at the White House,” the programming was shaped around STEM education, the arts, and career exploration. Approximately 200 children began their day today by taking the Oath of Office, just as the President and all of his staff do. Following their oath, the children spent time in a variety of different activity stations including: a presentation from NASA; photo captioning with the White House Photo Office; creating circuits with stickers with the Office of Science and Technology Policy; printing on a 3D printer; and taste testing healthy cupcakes made by the White House Pastry Chefs. With the Japanese State Dinner right around the corner, the children also learned how to make origami frogs.”
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