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CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer to Announce New AmeriCorps Resources to Help Hurricane Sandy Recovery in New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Thursday, May 9, 2013 (All day)

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, will join Rep. Jon Runyan to announce the agency’s long-term support for Hurricane Sandy affected areas of New Jersey.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, CNCS and its AmeriCorps program joined a nation in responding to the region. More than 1,000 AmeriCorps members have been deployed to New Jersey, leveraging more than 8 200 volunteers. Together, they’ve mucked and gutted nearly 1,500 homes to date.

National Service and Hurricane Sandy: Six Months Later

Six months ago, Hurricane Sandy struck communities all along the East Coast.

The Power of Service

In recent days, we have witnessed remarkable acts of courage and compassion in the wake of tragedy.

From the first responders in Boston who ran into danger to treat the wounded, to the volunteers who built floodwalls to save their Midwestern towns, to the firefighters who rushed in to battle a raging fire in West, Texas, citizens came together to help when it was needed most.

Time and again, we have seen the courage and heroism of first responders and ordinary citizens after tragedy strikes.

AmeriCorps VISTA

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