Disaster Response and Recovery

National Service and Disaster Response Fact Sheet

Every year, communities across the nation suffer the effects of natural and man-made disasters that disrupt the lives of millions of Americans. Disasters can lead to human losses, social problems, economic harm, and environmental damage. The very nature of a disaster leaves individuals and families with broken or stressed support networks to assist with response and recovery.

AmeriCorps Response to the Joplin Tornado Fact Sheet

In the days and months that followed the May 22, 2011, tornado, more than 350 AmeriCorps members from seven states have come to Joplin, providing vital services and coordinating more than 75,000 volunteers who have been essential to the city’s recovery.

AmeriCorps Sandy Relief Team Flies East Courtesy of Southwest Airlines

This week, nearly 100 AmeriCorps members boarded planes from Sacramento, CA, to New Jersey and New York where they will help residents affected by Hurricane Sandy rebuild homes, remove debris, and manage volunteers. Southwest Airlines' decision to donate travel to these young leaders made this deployment possible.

FEMA Corps: Expanding Opportunities for Young Adults

This post was originally published on the FEMA Blog on Dec. 21, 2012.

Hurricane Sandy Digest 12/18/12: 'Very Difficult and Very Sad'

When AmeriCorps NCCC member Melissa Ettman was assigned to lead a Sacramento, CA-based team to help with the Hurricane Sandy cleanup in New York and New Jersey, she was familiar with many of the areas affected by the storm. In fact, her 87-year-old grandmother onLong Island was affected by the hurricane andhad to live without electricity for a week.

AmeriCorps: Leadership, Muscle, and Hope for Sandy Recovery

As Hurricane Sandy efforts transition from emergency response to long-term recovery, AmeriCorps members are providing vital leadership in communities up and down the East Coast.

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