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by Tess Hetzel

9/11-Related Clips

Millions perform good deeds on 9/11 Day
Bandera County Courier (TX), September 6, 2012
In 2009, this group, along with widespread support of the 9/11 community and strong bi-partisan backing, succeeded in having Sept. 11 designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance as a part of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.

9/11: a National Day of Service and Remembrance
South Bergenite (NJ), September 5, 2012
As the anniversary of 9/11 draws closer, groups are mobilizing to garner support for 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, aiming to make it the single largest day of service in history. Read more >>

Isaac-Related Clips

Red Cross staging Isaac volunteers in Memphis
WREG News Channel 3 (TN), August 31, 2012
Friday morning outside the Red Cross headquarters in Midtown, 28 volunteers with AmeriCorps got their marching orders. Read more >>

Photos: Isaac response in Mississippi
American Red Cross, September 3, 2012
After Hurricane Isaac, AmeriCorps worker Jessica Johnson hands Willie Greer a Red Cross cleanup kit during a disaster relief distribution in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Read more >>

Joplin residents 'paying it forward' by volunteering in flood-ravaged Minot, N.D.
Joplin Globe (MO), September 5, 2012
Seventeen volunteers from Joplin arrived early Thursday in this northern prairie town to show support for the flood-ravaged community. Read more >>

Senior Corps

Companion program helps seniors stay in their homes
The Interior Journal (KY), September 5, 2012
But among their myriad of memories, neither has experienced having to leave their home behind for a long-term care facility, something June said is due in no small part to the Senior Companion program serving Lincoln County. "It helps me out a lot," she said. "It's been a real Godsend." Read more >>

Battling back: Veterans are helping each other
Sun Sentinel (FL), September 6, 2012
Though created in 2010 through Broward's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), the program didn't start thriving until being connected to the county's Veterans' Treatment Court, which opened in May. Read more >>

AmeriCorps NCCC

Hofkes becomes National Civilian Community Corps volunteer
The Chippewa Herald (WI), September 5, 2012
They've lived in tents, provided relief to disaster-devastated communities, mentored disadvantaged youth, coordinated tens of thousands of volunteers, and developed into our nation's future leaders. With over half a million hours of service and over 120 projects behind them, hundreds of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members graduated this July. Read more >>

AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps volunteers serving in SVMC
North Adams Transcripts (MA), September 5, 2012
Veronica Ariel, of Millville, and Nicole Rau, of North Clarendon, are the first members of the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America program to serve at SVMC. Read more >>

AmeriCorps

Sterling Native honored at White House event
The Landmark (MA), September 6, 2012
The career was launched at AmeriCorps, a national program that provides opportunities for 75,000 adults per year to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Read more >>

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