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AmeriCorps St. Louis Responds to Clarksville Flooding
The town of Clarksville, MO, is well known for its scenic views of the Mississippi River, but those views leave it susceptible to flooding when the mighty river overflows its banks. Recently, municipal leaders warned residents that the town would be unable to foot the bill for any sandbagging to prevent damage from rising waters. On July 2, a 14-member AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team answered the call to help the area that sits about 75 miles north of its home base, performing flood protection work in around Clarksville’s historic district, businesses, and homes. This marked the third time the Emergency Response Team has provided services to the town in 15 months. The latest reports from earlier this week found that AmeriCorps St. Louis members had served more than 1,072 hours, registered 268 volunteers, leveraged another 2,143 volunteers, and supervised 382 volunteers. The river has crested but a crew of five AmeriCorps members remained in the town to provide 24-hour monitoring of sandbag walls and pumps to ensure that all protective measures continue to function. 
The national service family sends its thanks to the volunteers and especially AmeriCorps St. Louis for “getting things done” to protect Clarksville in the town’s time of need.
AmeriCorps St. Louis Responds to Clarksville Flooding
The town of Clarksville, MO, is well known for its scenic views of the Mississippi River, but those views leave it susceptible to flooding when the mighty river overflows its banks. Recently, municipal leaders warned residents that the town would be unable to foot the bill for any sandbagging to prevent damage from rising waters. On July 2, a 14-member AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team answered the call to help the area that sits about 75 miles north of its home base, performing flood protection work in around Clarksville’s historic district, businesses, and homes. This marked the third time the Emergency Response Team has provided services to the town in 15 months. The latest reports from earlier this week found that AmeriCorps St. Louis members had served more than 1,072 hours, registered 268 volunteers, leveraged another 2,143 volunteers, and supervised 382 volunteers. The river has crested but a crew of five AmeriCorps members remained in the town to provide 24-hour monitoring of sandbag walls and pumps to ensure that all protective measures continue to function. 
The national service family sends its thanks to the volunteers and especially AmeriCorps St. Louis for “getting things done” to protect Clarksville in the town’s time of need.
AmeriCorps St. Louis Responds to Clarksville Flooding
The town of Clarksville, MO, is well known for its scenic views of the Mississippi River, but those views leave it susceptible to flooding when the mighty river overflows its banks. Recently, municipal leaders warned residents that the town would be unable to foot the bill for any sandbagging to prevent damage from rising waters. On July 2, a 14-member AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team answered the call to help the area that sits about 75 miles north of its home base, performing flood protection work in around Clarksville’s historic district, businesses, and homes. This marked the third time the Emergency Response Team has provided services to the town in 15 months. The latest reports from earlier this week found that AmeriCorps St. Louis members had served more than 1,072 hours, registered 268 volunteers, leveraged another 2,143 volunteers, and supervised 382 volunteers. The river has crested but a crew of five AmeriCorps members remained in the town to provide 24-hour monitoring of sandbag walls and pumps to ensure that all protective measures continue to function. 
The national service family sends its thanks to the volunteers and especially AmeriCorps St. Louis for “getting things done” to protect Clarksville in the town’s time of need.
AmeriCorps St. Louis Responds to Clarksville Flooding
The town of Clarksville, MO, is well known for its scenic views of the Mississippi River, but those views leave it susceptible to flooding when the mighty river overflows its banks. Recently, municipal leaders warned residents that the town would be unable to foot the bill for any sandbagging to prevent damage from rising waters. On July 2, a 14-member AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team answered the call to help the area that sits about 75 miles north of its home base, performing flood protection work in around Clarksville’s historic district, businesses, and homes. This marked the third time the Emergency Response Team has provided services to the town in 15 months. The latest reports from earlier this week found that AmeriCorps St. Louis members had served more than 1,072 hours, registered 268 volunteers, leveraged another 2,143 volunteers, and supervised 382 volunteers. The river has crested but a crew of five AmeriCorps members remained in the town to provide 24-hour monitoring of sandbag walls and pumps to ensure that all protective measures continue to function. 
The national service family sends its thanks to the volunteers and especially AmeriCorps St. Louis for “getting things done” to protect Clarksville in the town’s time of need.

AmeriCorps St. Louis Responds to Clarksville Flooding

The town of Clarksville, MO, is well known for its scenic views of the Mississippi River, but those views leave it susceptible to flooding when the mighty river overflows its banks. Recently, municipal leaders warned residents that the town would be unable to foot the bill for any sandbagging to prevent damage from rising waters. On July 2, a 14-member AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team answered the call to help the area that sits about 75 miles north of its home base, performing flood protection work in around Clarksville’s historic district, businesses, and homes. This marked the third time the Emergency Response Team has provided services to the town in 15 months. The latest reports from earlier this week found that AmeriCorps St. Louis members had served more than 1,072 hours, registered 268 volunteers, leveraged another 2,143 volunteers, and supervised 382 volunteers. The river has crested but a crew of five AmeriCorps members remained in the town to provide 24-hour monitoring of sandbag walls and pumps to ensure that all protective measures continue to function.

The national service family sends its thanks to the volunteers and especially AmeriCorps St. Louis for “getting things done” to protect Clarksville in the town’s time of need.

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President Obama’s recent trip to Arkansas after last week’s deadly tornadoes and storms.

President Obama recently traveled to central Arkansas for a first hand look at the area affected by last week’s tornadoes and storms. The President spoke to survivors, first responders, and recovery workers.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed hundreds of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members in response to the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that have swept through the central and southern U.S.

In Arkansas, five AmeriCorps members deployed from Red Cross are providing client casework services. Three teams of FEMA Corps members are supporting FEMA operations.

This video was posted on May 7, 2014 on the White House YouTube channel.

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