The entire federal family continues to lean forward to support the states, communities, and tribes in their ongoing response efforts as they work to save lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The Corporation for National and Community Service is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)), the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), and other partners in this coordinated multi-agency response effort.
Our work is just beginning as first responders and other emergency personnel manage life-saving and rescue efforts. Hundreds of national service members are deployed and before the recovery is complete, we expect thousands of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members to help in the recovery. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of our members, state offices, and state commissions, all of whom are making possible this vital national service response to this unprecedented weather event.
Washington Conservation Corps Crew Leader Ernest Farmer explains Hurricane Sandy clean-up locations and strategy to CNCS Senior Advisor for Disaster Services Kelly DeGraff and CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer at the VRC in Brigantine, NJ. (Corporation for National and Community Service photo)