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Baxter resident graduates from FEMA Corps

Baxter resident Hannah Chock will graduate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Corps program at the AmeriCorps NCCC North Central Region campus on Thursday in Vinton, Iowa.

Hannah Chock
Hannah Chock

Baxter resident Hannah Chock will graduate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Corps program at the AmeriCorps NCCC North Central Region campus on Thursday in Vinton, Iowa.

Chock is one of 115 members and team leaders who left their mark on the communities they served. During their term of service, corps members and team leaders served in teams of 10-12 and were deployed across the United States to serve on projects which focused on disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

Seventeen FEMA Corps teams completed 54 service projects with FEMA across the United States. Locations included Oakland, Calif.; Denver; Chicago; Montgomery, Ala.; Kansas City, Md.; Atlanta; Portland, Maine; Boston; and Washington, D.C.

The service completed by FEMA Corps teams included preparing and presenting public meetings; educating the public about fire safety; answering registration and helpline calls; supporting disaster service facilities; conducting outreach; developing resource guides; generating maps; working in warehouses and distribution centers; and conducting case study updates.

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and its FEMA Corps units engages up to 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery work.

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The programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is the federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. Go to www.nationalservice.gov for more information.

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