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AmeriCorps Members to Depart for New Hawaii Disaster Deployment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Jun 15, 2018

FEMA Corps teams will support Hawaii residents impacted by the recent volcanic eruption

VICKSBURG, MISS.  – On Saturday, June 16, three teams of AmeriCorps members will depart for Hawaii, where they will join assistance efforts for survivors of the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes. The teams will depart from the AmeriCorps NCCC campus in Vicksburg and continue on to Hawaii from the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.

The 20 young people all serve through FEMA Corps, a unit of AmeriCorps NCCC. They were previously deployed to Puerto Rico to support Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. A unit of AmeriCorps NCCC, FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, to enhance the nation’s disaster response and recovery capacity, while expanding career opportunities for young people.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

WHO:              AmeriCorps NCCC members serving through FEMA Corps
WHAT:            Departure for new disaster deployment to Hawaii
WHEN:           7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. CDT
WHERE:         AmeriCorps NCCC Southern Region Campus
                        2715 Confederate Ave, Vicksburg MS, 39180

Media Contact

Samantha Jo Warfield
(202) 606-6775
pressoffice@cns.gov

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