2017 Hurricane Toolkit

June 1 – September 30 is officially Hurricane Season! Ready.gov has released its digital toolkit containing social media posts and¬†links to graphics and videos hurricane preparedness and improve clear actionable information for individual and community preparedness.¬† This is a fantastic resource which includes everything from templates for letters to employees to press releases and blog … Read more

Red Cross Month

Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need, thanks to heroes like you. Whether you donate funds, donate blood or volunteer, the Red Cross depends on the community’s support to make a difference across the country. Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March “Red Cross … Read more

VISTA Aids Virginia Hurricane Victims

Last October, Hurricane Matthew caused more than $25 million worth of damage to more than 2,300 homes and businesses in eastern Virginia. Many families and business owners were simply overwhelmed by the extent of the destruction to their properties. Enter AmeriCorps VISTA! Nine VISTA members were deployed at the end of November to help repair … Read more

AmeriCorps Assists After Tornado

When the devastating tornadoes swept through Appomattox County last week, hundreds of volunteers immediately appeared to support the affected families. Among the volunteers, 16 ready-to-serve AmeriCorps members were deployed to assist with debris removal and cleanup. Virginia State Parks Virginia Service and Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program worked alongside volunteers from the community and faith-based groups … Read more