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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 | 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...
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...
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 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...
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 17, 2017 | WDTV-TV (WV)
Shaun Jedju always enjoyed the walks he took with his kids around the perimeter of the former IOOF Cemetery of South Chestnut Street. But the overgrown shrubs and unkempt grass had always bothered him. In 2011, he decided to do something. "I reached...
October 2, 2017 | KCRG-TV (IA)
Local AmeriCorps NCCC members are going to Florida in response to the recent hurricanes. Two Iowa based AmeriCorps teams left this afternoon to work with the American Red Cross and its relief efforts. Sixteen members left today to volunteer after the...
September 29, 2017 | KTHV-TV (AR)
A new group in Little Rock is hoping to help areas where crime is the hardest to tackle by repairing homes. The new program, AmeriCorps Neighborhood Safety Corps, is made possible through a grant awarded to the city by the Corporation for National an...
September 28, 2017 | WQOW-TV (WI)
They say age is meant to bring us wisdom, but students at Osseo-Fairchild Elementary School are growing wise with a little help. Millie "Grandma Millie" Polinske might not look like a typical first grader, but what she lacks in youth, her spirit surp...
September 27, 2017 | The Oswego County Today (NY)
Oswego AmeriCorps members Ariel Ashline-Winters and Theresa Ryan volunteered with children to express how much gratitude a simple thank you can bring. In conjunction with the Children’s Museum of Oswego, AmeriCorps members created a community involve...
September 26, 2017 | The Mankato Free Press (MN)
After hurricanes ripped through coastal Texas and Florida this month, the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa mobilized help to the regions. Four Conservation Corps workers in Mankato were among 49 crew members from the two states who volunteere...
September 21, 2017 | WKBT-TV (WI)
A program placing local senior citizens in schools to serve as role models and tutors is receiving some national attention. The National Director of the Senior Corps program visited La Crosse Thursday morning to learn about the experiences of the La...
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