AmeriCorps, Community Groups Mark AmeriCorps Week with Volunteer Service in Rockaways

Mar 15, 2013

200+ AmeriCorps members to participate in recovery efforts on Saturday

FAR ROCKAWAY, QUEENS, N.Y. – In partnership with New York Cares and NYC Service, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will close out the seventh annual AmeriCorps Week with a day of service in the Rockaways.

The event is designed to recognize the more than 2,400 AmeriCorps members who have been a part of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in affected areas like the Rockaways region.

CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer and Director of AmeriCorps Bill Basl will join the AmeriCorps members and other local representatives to participate in the service efforts. The project includes cleaning a damaged beach and repairing a daycare center.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

WHO: CEO Wendy Spencer, Corporation for National and Community Service

Bill Basl, Director of AmeriCorps

Diahann Billings-Burford, NYC Chief Service Officer

WHAT: Service projects in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts including a beach clean-up effort and efforts to repair a day care center at the Hammel Community and Day Care Center

WHEN: 10 a.m. - speaking program

10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., service projects

WHERE: Hammel House- 81-14 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, New York



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