AmeriCorps Week is our chance to recognize and thank the National Service members and volunteers serving in our communities. Despite the incredible challenges we have faced this year, each day countless Americans answered the call to serve. They raised their hands. Stood up. Showed up. And volunteered to put their neighbors and complete strangers first. To help make America safer and healthier, more fair, and more just.
AmeriCorps engages 270,000 Americans each year in sustained, results-driven service through our AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs. These dedicated citizens help communities impacted by COVID-19, ensure students stay on track to graduate, combat hunger and homelessness, respond to natural disasters, fight the opioid epidemic, help seniors live independently, support veterans and military families, and much more.
This AmeriCorps Week, join with us as we celebrate the impact of our programs and offer our thanks to each and every one for volunteering to serve others. Together, we can help the country recover and come back stronger.
Download Governor Northam's AmeriCorps Week Proclamation at http://virginiaservice.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Americorps-Week-2021-.pdf.