FEMA Corps

President Obama Meets FEMA Corps Members During Staten Island Visit

President Obama visited with members of FEMA Corps, a unit of AmeriCorps NCCC, during his November 15 trip to survey the Hurricane Sandy damage in Staten Island, NY. A small contingent of the 428 FEMA Corps members currently serving in New York and New Jersey met the President at a Staten Island Disaster Recovery Center as the scene was broadcast across the nation.

National Service in the News: Hurricane Sandy Update 11/15/12

The work continues on the Hurricane Sandy recovery front in New York, New Jersey, and across the Northeast as approximately 1,200 national service members have been deployed in response to the storm. Read on to see some of the stories about service and volunteerism in the superstorm's wake.

If you are looking for ways to help with the relief effort, visit our Hurricane Sandy Reponse page.

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).

Sandy Update: Staying Safe and How to Help

The following post was originally published on the FEMA blog on October 30, 2012.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. While the worst of the weather is beyond some areas on the East Coast, Sandy remains a very large storm system that continues to pose life-threatening hazards for coastal and inland areas including high winds, heavy rains, dangerous storm surge and flash flooding, and snow and cold weather hazards in some areas.

Ways to Help in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

A FEMA Corps team detailed to FEMA Logistics helps sort ready meals to be deployed in preparations to Hurricane Sandy.</body></html>

National Service Update on Hurricane Sandy - 11/2/2012, 9:30 a.m.

Friday, November 2, 9:30 a.m.:

An additional 112 AmeriCorps members have deployed as part of the CNCS reponse to Hurricane Sandy, bringing the total of national service members on the ground to 877. These members are serving in six states and include the 41 FEMA Corps teams previously deployed. An additional 900 members standby for deployment.

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.

New FEMA-AmeriCorps Partnership Strengthens Response, Recovery Efforts Following Disasters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (All day)

Washington, D.C. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an innovative new partnership designed to continue to strengthen the nation's ability to respond to and recover from disasters while expanding career opportunities for young people.

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