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National Service Hard at Work in Sandy's Aftermath

Many members of the national service family are hard at work in areas stricken by Hurricane Sandy, providing services that keep the recovery moving forward. Check out some scenes from the work we captured recently in New York and New Jersey.

As of Nov. 10, more than 1,028 national service members were deployed and serving across the northeast region working in shelter operations, relief services, supply distribution, call centers, and other support services. Hundreds more Corporation for National and Community Service members remain on standby to assist when the call comes.

Community HealthCorps Aids Sandy Relief Effort

This post originally appeared on the Community HealthCorps blog on November 8, 2012. The Community HealthCorps is a national AmeriCorps program that promotes health care for America's underserved, while developing tomorrow's health care workforce.

Remember, Honor, Serve – Veterans Unite to Help Fellow Citizens in Need on Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, thousands of veterans around the country will spend their time doing what they know how to do best: serve others selflessly.

Americans across the country can join their fellow veterans by volunteering at community service projects, which can be found on Serve.gov, President Obama's National Call to Service, led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Washington Corps Cross-Country Move from Trail to Shelter Highlighted in New York Times

Many of our AmeriCorps members have made cross-country treks to help with the Hurricane Sandy recovery and cleanup. Now one group from the Washington Conservation Corps has had its transition from working on trail projects to helping at a Brooklyn emergency shelter chronicled in The New York Times.

Six from AmeriCorps Cape Cod Fire Corps Deploy to Staten Island

As the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy continues, we will occasionally share stories about national service members involved in the recovery effort.

A six-member crew from the AmeriCorps Cape Cod Fire Corps is currently in the middle of a one-week deployment to the Fort Wadsworth area in Staten Island, NY.

AmeriCorps Alums: Join the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Effort

One of the things we love about our AmeriCorps Alums is that they are ready to answer the call when they hear of situations like those created by Hurricane Sandy. “Getting things done” is more than a slogan for our national service family – they are also words to live by. So let's talk about how you can help.

National Service Agency Announces AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities for Indian Tribes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 (All day)

Priority areas include disaster services, economic opportunity, education and veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation's leading federal agency for service says tribal groups now have the opportunity to apply for funding that would put AmeriCorps members on the ground to help them tackle the unique challenges facing Native American communities.

National Service Agency Announces AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Monday, October 22, 2012 (All day)

Priority areas include disaster services, economic opportunity, education, and veterans; Governors, mayors get new option to form public-private partnerships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation's leading federal agency for service says national, state, and local organizations now have the opportunity to apply for funding that would put AmeriCorps members on the ground to help them tackle challenges facing communities across the country.

Nation's First FEMA Corps Members Sworn In to Begin Disaster Response Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Thursday, September 13, 2012 (All day)

Vicksburg, Miss.- A historic new collaboration between two federal agencies to strengthen the nation's disaster response capabilities was launched today as the nation's first 240 FEMA Corps members were sworn into service at an induction ceremony in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to enhance disaster response and recovery capacity while expanding career opportunities for young people.

Service Impact Award Winner: AmeriCorps St. Louis Safety Service Corps

Over the next several weeks, we will be profiling the winners of the 2012 Service Impact Awards. Look for their stories and videos here on the blog.

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