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The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will conclude “AmeriCorps Week” with a day of service in Rockaway, NY. This event will not only honor the effort of relief workers so far, but will highlight the work that still needs to be done.
Alongside more than 200 AmeriCorps members, CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer and Director of AmeriCorps Bill Basl will join local representatives and volunteers to clean up a damaged beach, repair a daycare center, and help area residents get back on their feet. These efforts build on AmeriCorps’ long-standing commitment to helping communities use service to spark local solutions to local challenges. The service projects were made possible by Time-Warner’s contribution to the AmeriCorps recovery efforts.
Other attendees include Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares; Diahann Billings-Burford, Chief Service Officer for the City of New York; and Susan Stern, Chair of NY Volunteers at the New York State Commission on National and Community Service.
New York Cares Executive Director Gary Bagley addresses AmeriCorps members and volunteers at the service kick off event at Hammel House, a New York City Housing Authority complex in the Rockaways section of Queens, NY, before departing to Rockaway Beach for the service clean-up. Corporation for National and Community Service Photo.