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Hurricane Volunteer Support Fund
In the wake of the recent hurricanes, the Corporation is coordinating volunteers to assist with repair and relief efforts in areas affected by this devastating storm. Your donation will support volunteers in providing food and shelter, managing donations, helping victims get necessary assistance, and long-term rebuilding efforts.
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USA Freedom Corps Partnering to Answer the President’s Call to Service
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 18, 2006

CONTACT: Sandy Scott
Phone: 202-606-6724
Email: [email protected]

   

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gulf Coast Community Leaders to Speak about Need for More Katrina Volunteers

 

Panel will describe vital role of national service in disaster response,
plea for more volunteers 

Washington, D.C. – Five community leaders who’ve been on the frontlines of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts will discuss the powerful contribution made by national service participants and the continuing need for more volunteers on the long road to recovery. 

More than 575,000 Americans have responded to Hurricane Katrina, and more volunteers are needed as the recovery continues.  Those who journeyed to the Gulf arrived solo and in groups—people of faith, college students, retirees, and professionals. These volunteers have stayed in makeshift lodgings while providing temporary shelter to evacuees, feeding survivors, clearing debris, and gutting homes. 

With support from the federal agency the Corporation for National and Community Service, 35,000 national service participants have contributed more than 1.6 million hours of service to Gulf Coast relief and recovery efforts with a particular focus on supporting the larger volunteer effort.  Panelists will outline the assistance they received from the Corporation’s five programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps*VISTA, AmeriCorps*NCCC, and Learn and Serve America.

The speakers will address the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 20. in the 8th floor conference room of the Corporation’s offices at 1201 New York Ave., NW.

WHO:  

Malcolm Jones, City Attorney, Pass Christian, MS
Diann Payne, Member, Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service
Kevin Brown, Director, Trinity Christian Community, New Orleans
Kimberly Reese, Director, Center for Student Leadership and Service, Xavier University, New Orleans
Noah Hopkins, AmeriCorps*NCCC Team Leader, St. Bernard Parish, La.

WHAT: 

Panel discussion on impact of National Service on Hurricane Katrina Recovery

WHERE: 

Eighth Floor Conference Room
Corporation for National and Community Service
1201 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC

WHEN: 

9:30 – 11:00 am
Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Corporation for National and Community Service improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering, and providing service opportunities for millions of Americans of all ages and backgrounds. For more information, visit http://www.nationalservice.gov.

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