Dear Service Leader,
As communities across the U.S. recover from one of the deadliest disaster seasons on record – and brace for more damage from floods, forest fires, and hurricanes – AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers are on the frontlines providing critical support to families and communities in need.
Arriving quickly and staying for the long haul, hundreds of specially trained national service participants are responding to disasters in multiple states, providing skilled manpower and managing tens of thousands of volunteers.
Working in close partnership with FEMA, emergency officials, and faith-based and community groups, national service members are removing debris, sandbagging , running call centers, coordinating donations, assessing needs, providing food and shelter, supporting evacuation efforts, and managing large scale volunteer efforts.
Now you can spread the word about the important disaster response work that national service is doing in five easy steps:
1. Join us on Facebook by “liking” http://www.facebook.com/serve and http://www.facebook.com/nationalservice
2. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/servedotgov
3. Tweet about national service and disaster relief and recovery by using the #CountOnUs hashtag
4. Retweet @Servedotgov messages
5. Share the Count On Us: Joplin video (http://youtu.be/RZApuJHy3GM) on your Facebook wall, blog, and via Twitter.
Through these easy steps, you can help tell the story about the key role of national service in disaster recovery.
Office of External Affairs
- AmeriCorps Members Working Night and Day to Help Joplin Recover (osuserves.org)
- President’s Declaration: National Volunteer Week, 2011 (osuserves.org)
- Why AmeriCorps Week Matters (americorpsalums.wordpress.com)
- The domestic Peace Corps (philanthrophant.org)
- Volunteer with PNOLA! (osuserves.org)
- AmeriCorps Week 2011: From the Frontlines – Tuesday (americorpsalums.wordpress.com)
- How You Can Use Social Media in an Emergency (homesecuritysource.com)
- It’s AmeriCorps Week! (americorpsalums.wordpress.com)