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Rebuilding West

All this week we are honoring Senior Corps volunteers and highlighting the impact they make in communities across the country. In the wake of disaster, hurricanes, tornadoes and explosions, RSVP volunteers are often first on the scene. They help rebuild homes, deliver supplies and run volunteer stations. Such is the case for the town of West, Texas. A few minutes after a devastating explosion ripped through the town, RSVP volunteers were there to help organize volunteers and deliver meals.

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Senior Corps Week: Shining a Spotlight on Senior Corps Volunteers

Today marks the start of Senior Corps Week.  All this week we will shine the spotlight on the impact of Senior Corps volunteers.   Whether serving as Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, or RSVP volunteers, Senior Corps volunteers are using their lifetime of skills and experience to make a difference for generations.

To tell their story, we sent cameras across America to the small town of West, Texas, on to Missoula, Montana, and finally to New York City. The stories we captured show RSVP volunteers rebuilding a town, Foster Grandparents strengthening schools, and Senior Companions helping veterans and adults with disabilities. We will share these videos with you throughout the week, starting today with Senior Corps Making A Difference in New York.  Please share them with your network and join us in celebrating the value and impact of Senior Corps!

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Are You Ready to #GetThingsDone?

In 1994, AmeriCorps started helping communities across America. Twenty years later, more than 830,000 people have served more than one billion hours to strengthen the nation.

Five years ago, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act made it possible for even more Americans to get things done.

Now it’s your turn.

Do you want to help a kid succeed in school? Or protect a national forest? Or help a family rebuild their home after a devastating disaster?

When you join AmeriCorps, you use your energy, ideals, and talents to help others. Plus, you’ll earn money for education, learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills.

Share our brand-new PSA on Facebook, RT from Twitter and like on Instagram with your friends, family, and anyone else who is ready to #GetThingsDone.

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