Hurricane Sandy

Thank You, Sandy Volunteers

It’s nearly impossible to find a silver lining in events like Hurricane Sandy. But the outpouring of volunteers from the affected communities and around the country who pulled together after the storm to do anything from running shelters, to feeding the displaced, to mucking and gutting homes revealed the heart of a caring nation.

Sandy’s Survivors: Stronger than the Storm

When Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast last year, areas that rarely saw a storm of that magnitude discovered what it was like to live through a disaster. Experiences like this reinforce what it really means to say that we’re all in this together.

Profiles in Service: Hurricane Sandy

Last week, Veronica Boda returned to her Brigantine, NJ, home to pick up her favorite blankets.  This weekend, she’ll go back to sort through winter clothes.  Veronica is one of many survivors of Hurricane Sandy still struggling to adjust to life after last year’s storm.

National Service and the Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Two AmeriCorps NCCC alumni volunteering through NECHAMA empty a trash can filled with water-damaged debris while serving at a home in Atlantic City, NJ. (Corporation for National and Community Service photo)

AmeriCorps Cape Cod Efforts Help Lady Liberty Reopen for the 4th

AmeriCorps Cape Cod members working on the Liberty Island cleanup pause to pose before the Statue of Liberty.The Statue of Liberty withstood the force of Hurricane Sandy when it struck last fall, but storm damage closed Liberty Island to tourists just weeks after renovations were completed to the area.

AmeriCorps Commits to Long-Term Recovery Efforts to Help New Jersey Recover from Hurricane Sandy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Friday, May 10, 2013 (All day)


Agency's additional support for New Jersey valued at $1.2 million  
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced new AmeriCorps resources for New Jersey that will help communities to continue recovery and rebuilding operations after Hurricane Sandy.

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.

AmeriCorps Works for Disaster Services

Whenever and wherever disasters strike, destruction and confusion trail in their wake. AmeriCorps and national service members trained in disaster response are proving to be a valuable and cost-efficient resource for America as they help victims and survivors begin to rebuild their lives.

Serving and Listening to Sandy’s Survivors

Disasters like Hurricane Sandy not only cause physical damage, but they can leave confusion and anger in their wake for weeks and months. So it must have surprised FEMA Corps Team Leader Cassie Murray to be declared “an angel” only a few hours after she was angrily confronted by one of the storm's survivors.

FEMA Corps Member Brings Sandy's Lessons to White House

The chance to get in on the ground floor and build something new attracted recent college grad Ben Barron to the FEMA Corps AmeriCorps NCCC unit. Last fall his class went to work with the Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery effort in New York, where he learned a lot about himself and the strength of the human spirit.

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