advertisement

AmeriCorps expanding for Joplin recovery

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 1:22 p.m. CDT

JOPLIN — The national service group AmeriCorps plans to boost its volunteer force helping Joplin rebuild from the deadly May 2011 tornado.

The organization scheduled an announcement of the details for late Wednesday afternoon.

The federal Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees the volunteer program, is calling the three-year grant a long-term commitment to Joplin. Thousands of the city's buildings were destroyed and 161 people were killed in the nation's deadliest tornado in six decades.

Twenty-four AmeriCorps volunteers are now based in Joplin.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements