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February 24, 2018 | KXII-TV (OK)
A food supplement program to assist seniors in Southern Oklahoma is expanding its reach next month. "You gotta live within your means," 62-year-old Marshall County resident, Nancy Fowler, said. "You can't splurge, even if you want to." Every month, F...
February 22, 2018 | WJTV-TV (MS)
Mississippi is traditionally the most charitable state in America. In addition to money, many of us donate our time. Volunteer Mississippi is your state agency on volunteerism. Its mission is a simple as it is noble, Volunteer Mississippi works to en...
February 19, 2018 | WJTV-TV (MS)
More than 220 AmeriCorps members participated in service projects in the Metro in honor of President's Day. FEMA Corps members were divided into teams to participate in the various projects on Monday. Some went to the Golden West Cemetery on Rodney R...
February 17, 2018 | The Napa Valley Register (CA)
Thirteen young adults from other parts of the nation are spending three months amid the charred Mount Veeder landscape helping a camp for the blind heal from the Nuns Fire. These AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team members are becoming...
February 17, 2018 | The Lincoln Journal Star (NE)
The first thing you notice when you walk into Community Action’s K Street Head Start Center’s “Elephant Classroom” are the tiny tables and chairs that are just the perfect height for the toddlers who sit on them every day, eager to learn. Surrounding...
February 15, 2018 | Iron County Today (UT)
Linda Peterson is on a mission to promote better health, encourage good choices and to expand companion time for countless seniors who are coping with age, health issues and those feeling like they are alone. “I think I would best describe my work as...
February 15, 2018 | KWHT-FM (WA)
Blue Mountain Humane Society, AmeriCorps and Blue Mountain Action Council have teamed up to help military veterans in the Walla Walla area find four-legged friends. Pets for Patriots is a national program that has been active in Walla Walla for about...
February 13, 2018 | The Skagit Valley Herald (WA)
Vadim Melnik spent the past month struggling to navigate Puerto Rico’s hurricane-damaged roads, communicate with its predominantly Spanish-speaking residents and reduce hazards at affected homes. Yet as he prepared Friday to return to Washington, par...
January 31, 2018 | WOLO-TV (SC)
A family of 5 who were left without a place to call home because of the 2015 floods, was handed the key to a fresh start on Wednesday. “It’s not just a house to me,” homeowner Linda Tucker said. “It may not be the biggest house or the prettiest house...
January 27, 2018 | WTOP-FM (DC)
On a sun-filled day, with a festive atmosphere, a small crowd of volunteers gathered to help new homeowners celebrate. The homeowners, some of whom have been homeless in the past, helped build or rehabilitate their own homes alongside volunteers. The...
January 24, 2018 | WTOK-TV (MS)
An AmeriCorps team called Delta Five is helping to build a ramp for a veteran in Decatur, as part of a project with Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity. The Vicksburg volunteers are part of the National Civilian Community Corps. “Today we’re build...
January 24, 2018 | The Morning Journal (OH)
To the local AmeriCorps members who led a meal packaging event for those in need Jan. 22 at Lorain County Community College in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Mark Barrow, AmeriCorps college completion coach at LCCC, said, “This is our annual me...
December 20, 2017 | KY3-TV (MO)
Students in Purdy, Mo. are going home for Christmas break at noon today and when some students get home a surprise will be sitting on their doorstep. "No one wants to go home and tell their kids 'hey we can't have presents this year,'" Anna Harris, A...
December 19, 2017 | WIS-TV (SC)
A Columbia man is moving back into his home just in time for the holidays. Louis Scott, 89, was displaced after his Langwater Street home was damaged in the October 2015 flood. The home has been in the Scott family for 62 years. With the help of seve...
December 15, 2017 | The Amarillo Globe-News (TX)
They may be retired, but that doesn’t stop more than 850 residents throughout the Texas Panhandle from volunteering through the Panhandle Community Services Retired and Senior Volunteers Program. RSVP, an organization funded by state and federal gran...
December 7, 2017 | KCAU-TV (IA)
There's a unique effort underway to make obtaining a college education easier for some northwest Iowa students, as Buena Vista University in Storm Lake unveiled a new full-tuition scholarship program. It was announced Thursday afternoon of a new excl...
December 4, 2017 | The Jamestown Sun (ND)
Maurinda Rosemore is 93 and lives on her own in Jamestown. She has relatives who stop by and see her as often as possible, but one of her favorite times of the week is Thursday afternoon. That is when Beverly Haugen stops by for lunch, coffee, cards...
November 28, 2017 | The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
St. Louis, Missouri. November 29th, 2017. To provide direct aid to Hurricane Irma and Maria survivors, AmeriCorps St. Louis has deployed ten of its members to Florida and Puerto Rico. These young adults have voluntarily given up their holidays to spe...
November 26, 2017 | The Knoxville News Sentinel (TN)
Ella Neal’s Tuesday client never hears a word she speaks. But Neal, 62, doesn’t have any trouble seeing what a difference her weekly visits make in 70-year-old Mary’s life. Mary, who’s been deaf since a bout of rheumatic fever in her early teens, and...
November 23, 2017 | KBTV-TV (TX)
Members of the AmeriCorps volunteer organization from New Mexico are gutting storm-damaged homes and doing mold remediation in Southeast Texas. "There's people out there that lost everything, some people that may not be able to get anything back at a...
November 16, 2017 | KXII-TV (OK)
The service organization AmeriCorps is in Southern Oklahoma through part of next month, helping homes damaged by storms over the past few years. "It was a tough struggle because there was no way, I was stressing, there was no way to work a roof in."...
November 15, 2017 | WJZ-TV (MD)
For 35 years Habitat for Humanity staff and their volunteers have been rehabbing homes and selling them to families who help with the rebuilding. A program sponsored by Habicorps, Americorps and Habitat for Humanity, have taken in 10 trainees to teac...
October 28, 2017 | The Valley News (NH)
I’ve decided that if I ever have the privilege of living to be 78 years old, I want to be exactly like Hylene DeVoyd. The Hartland resident has been teaching a twice-weekly “bone builders” class, along with Nada Pierce, at Damon Hall for the past sev...
October 21, 2017 | The Springfield News Sun (OH)
A $138,000 grant will provide more personnel in the emergency department at Springfield Regional Medical Center to battle the opioid crisis in Clark County. The three-year grant from ServeOhio — the state legislature’s commission on service and volun...
October 21, 2017 | The Laredo Morning Times (TX)
Following the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey, Texas A&M International University's AmeriCorps program provided assistance to victims through a bilingual phone bank effort. AmeriCorps members made their way down a list of about 2,000 peop...

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