Last week, 40 Montana Conservation Corps members deployed to New York City to help with hurricane recovery efforts. In Montana, last year AmeriCorps members mentored 10, 970 youth. 10, 306 adults received legal support from Justice for Montanans, and 76,676 pounds of were collected for food banks. Since 2005, more than 10,000 homes have been weatherized by AmeriCorps members in all 56 counties and 7 reservations and since 1994 more than 11 thousand miles of trail have been built or maintained by Conservation Corps.
We know there are amazing community impact stories behind these numbers. Let’s tell our Members of Congress and President Obama that service should be part of the strategy to strengthen our country.
We know that Montana Conservation Corps, Food Corps, Energy Corps and VISTAs positively impact our communities and our economy, now we have to let our elected leaders know.
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- AmeriCorps Volunteers Leave the Woods and Fill the City’s Shelters (wnyc.org)
- Montana firefighters, incident commanders joining superstorm Sandy cleanup (billingsgazette.com)
- Getting Things Done for America (jccvista.wordpress.com)
- Wouldn’t Be Who I Am Without AmeriCorps (americorpsalums.wordpress.com)