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Hurricane Isaac-Related Clips

Red Cross sends aid to Isaac victims
News and Sentinel (WV), August 31, 2012
Mike and Carol Kesterson left for Mississippi late Wednesday night and Megan Healy, an AmeriCorps volunteer based in Calhoun County for the American Red Cross, is on her way to Hattiesburg, Miss., to aid in the distribution of goods, such as cleaning supplies and water, to victims, said Todd Wines, emergency services director for the Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. Read more >>

Isaac Update: Ongoing Response Efforts
FEMA blog, August 29, 2012
The Corporation for National and Community Service has deployed more than 100 AmeriCorps members to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida, with additional deployments expected in the coming days. Serving through the American Red Cross and other organizations, AmeriCorps members are supporting sheltering operations in Hattiesburg, Miss.; Pensacola, Fla.; and Baton Rouge, Madisonville, and Tangipahoa parishes in Louisiana. Read more >>

Evacuees grateful for shelter, anxious about return
Clarion Ledger (MS), August 30, 2012
American Red Cross and AmeriCorps volunteers provide them with water, blankets, and three meals a day. Read more >>

Senior Corps

Mid-Michigan Foster Grandparent Program Needs Volunteers
Fox 47, August 27, 2012
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is calling on community members to volunteer as Foster Grandparents to at-risk and special needs children. Read more >>

Volunteerism is motivation
Sun Sentinel (FL), August 29, 2012
Nurturing comes natural to the 73-year-old retired nurse, Minnie Jones, who volunteers with Impact Broward's Senior Companion Program. Read more >>

AmeriCorps NCCC

FEMA Corps member to start training in Vinton
KWWL 7 (IO), August 27, 2012
It's a new unit within AmeriCorps that will fill a variety of disaster support recovery roles in a 10-state region while based in Vinton. Read more >>

Conservancy, township builds sustainable mountain biking trail
Petoskey News (MI), August 29, 2012
Gerlach, who has help from a crew from the National Civilian Community Corps, hopes to have 12 miles of trail finished before the end of the season. Read more >>


AmeriCorps VISTA

Attorney's passion is helping Spanish-speaking families
Legal News, August 24, 2012
So he applied for a position as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer to relocate refugees in Miami. Read more >>



Seed Stars: FoodCorps Celebrates a Successful Inaugural Year of Growth
Real School Gardens, August 21, 2012
FoodCorps is a part of the AmeriCorps network, a national volunteer service organization that puts over 70,000 service members to work across the nation each year. Read more >>

Green River Steps it up for Veterans
Kent Reporter (WA), August 29, 2012
Yahne also found a good friend in Kristina Setchfield, veteran resources and project manager for GRCC's VetCorps effort. Read more >>

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