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by Tess Hetzel

Red Cross Shelters Hundreds as Wildfires Burn
Red Cross, June 28, 2012
The Red Cross is also working closely with partner organizations to support our sheltering and feeding efforts in the West, including AmeriCorps NCCC, Medical Reserve Corps, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and the Salvation Army. Read more >>

Treasure Fire Burns between Leadville and Alma
The Aspen Times (CO), June 25, 2012
On the ground are two complete hand crews from Montana and Oregon comprised of 20 firefighters each. One is a commercial contract crew and one is a Native American Bureau of Indian Affairs crew from the Crow Agency. Another half-size crew (10 firefighters) are on site from AmeriCorps. Read more>>

AmeriCorps Members Help Philly Patients Master Paperwork to Get Drugs They Can't Afford
Newsworks, June 22, 2012
AmeriCorps member and recent Syracuse University graduate Zachary Coppola helps Philadelphia health clinic patients navigate the maze of forms and requirements. Read more >>

Conservation Corps Heads to Grays Harbor
KBKW (WA), June 25, 2012
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is deploying Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crews to help respond to a reported increase of marine debris on the state's coastal beaches. Read more >>

AmeriCorps Workers Lend Hand By Getting Right Person to Right Job
The Republic (IN), June 26, 2012
College student volunteers at Columbus Learning Center help teach young students about teamwork, math and computer animation. Read more >>

Teach for America Founder Wendy Kopp Continues to Combat Educational Inequality
NY1 (NY), June 25, 2012
Kopp's persistence helped create Teach for America. And she says the timing was perfect. National service was in the air, with programs like AmeriCorps and City Year. Read more >>

Savvy Business Solutions Joins A Billion + Change
PRLOG, June 25, 2012
A Billion + Change is a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based volunteer services by 2013. It was launched by the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2008 and continues as an initiative of the federal agency. Reinvigorated in 2011 with expanded leadership under the honorary chairmanship of Senator Mark Warner, it is now housed and managed by Points of Light. The initiative is powered by the support of Deloitte, HP, the Case Foundation and IBM with additional founding support from State Farm, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and Morgan Stanley. Read more>>

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