Disaster Response and Recovery
Posted on Jun 23, 2011
No matter where disaster strikes, National Service is there. Our AmeriCorps members have been on the ground in Joplin since the F5 tornado touched down on May 22nd.More than 200 national service members have been engaged in the response and recovery activities including setting up and managing a Volunteer Reception Center, receiving and distributing donations, directing volunteers, and coordinating with FEMA and state agencies.
Posted on Jun 22, 2011
Posted on Jun 21, 2011
AmeriCorps members come from all walks of life. They could be fresh out of high school or college, or perhaps they are returning veterans, stay-at-home moms, or retired individuals. The members of AmeriCorps Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps (Hoopa TCCC) have their own unique perspective – they are all from Native American communities. Based on the largest reservation in the state with the largest Native American population, the California program operates a 10 month program for youth ages 18-24.
Posted on Jun 20, 2011
Pulling up to the home of Joplin resident Linda Smith, Kari Shields, an AmeriCorps NCCC member with the Southern region, was overcome with emotion. Shield’s team had already visited homes affected by the tornado that day, but they had only needed minor support such as tarps installed on roofs.Smith’s home, however, was destroyed.
Posted on Jun 7, 2011