WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is deploying AmeriCorps members to help communities in Great Plains and Midwest states recover and rebuild after this week’s devastating tornadoes. As of this afternoon, nearly 50 AmeriCorps members will put boots on the ground on Tuesday, May 21, and even more remain on standby, ready to deploy.
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.