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FEMA Corps: Making a Difference When it Matters Most

Just two years ago FEMA and the Corporation for National and Community Service’s AmeriCorps NCCC program launched a unique program called FEMA Corps. FEMA Corps provides Americans, age 18-24, with an opportunity to help people recover from disasters. When disaster strikes, FEMA Corps members are on the ground, working hand-in-hand with FEMA to coordinate disaster response.

FEMA Corps First Year Shaped by Sandy

"In the month and a half my team was in New York, the progress I witnessed was absolutely incredible. Although we all were frequently exhausted by the various assignments we had been given each day, it truly makes it all worth it when you can step back and realize that you've played even a small part in such a huge recovery effort.” – FEMA Corps member Elizabeth McSherry.

FEMA Corps Graduates First AmeriCorps Members

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 (All day)

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – After completing 10 months of service to disaster survivors around the country, the nation’s first class of FEMA Corps members will be honored at graduation ceremonies in Vicksburg, Miss., and Vinton, Iowa, this month.

FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to enhance the nation’s disaster response and recovery capacity while expanding career opportunities for young people.

National Service and Hurricane Sandy: Six Months Later

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

AmeriCorps Week Concludes with Day of Service in Rockaways

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Saturday, March 16, 2013 (All day)


Several hundred volunteers work at variety of projects in the area, highlighting Hurricane Sandy disaster response

 

Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will conclude “AmeriCorps Week” with a day of service in Rockaway, NY. This event will not only honor the effort of relief workers so far, but will highlight the work that still needs to be done.

Sacramento Welcomes First FEMA Corps Members as They Begin 10 Months Assisting Disaster Survivors

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (All day)


AmeriCorps and FEMA Partnership Expands Nation’s Disaster Response Capacity

Sacramento, Calif.– Nearly two hundred young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony in Sacramento today, providing a boost to the nation’s ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people.

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.

Hundreds of National Service Members Join Sandy Recovery Efforts

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that approximately 936 national service members have been deployed to seven states affected by Hurricane Sandy, with 855 additional individuals on standby for assignments in the hardest-hit areas.

10 Post-Hurricane Safety Tips

When it comes to massive storms like Hurricane Sandy, many dangers remain long after the weather event has dissipated. Some areas far from the front lines of the devastation won't make headlines but will continue to feel the storm's effects for some time to come. Be aware of potential hazards and consider these tips adapted from FEMA's Ready.gov website for post-hurricane safety.

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.

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