Commemorating 10 Years of National Service in the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast has come a long way since August 2005. This week, the Corporation for National and Community Service commemorates 10 years of hard work, community resilience, and the service and innovation that continues to support an even stronger and healthier Gulf Coast.


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    #Katrina10: Commemorating 10 years of Se...
  2. National Service launched a new portal to highlight some of the work our members, volunteers, and grantees have done around the Gulf Coast during the last 10 years.
  3. Some of the CNCS archive images on the site showed the tasks that faced national service members and volunteers.
  4. One of the highlights from the blog was CNCS's investments around the region to support national service programs and affiliates.
  5. The White House shared a blog featuring thoughts from President Obama about the resilience of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
  6. “That's the story of New Orleans&h...
    “That's the story of New Orleans&h...
  7. The White House also highlighted a few national service initiatives in its plan for the commemoration of the Katrina anniversary.
  8. Former President George W. Bush poses for photos with AmeriCorps NCCC members and students at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, August 28, 2015, while attending an event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
  9. CEO Wendy Spencer authored a blog sharing her experience after Katrina struck in Waveland, MS, and praised the Gulf Coast region for its strength and resilience during the recovery effort.
  10. Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers were on the ground to fill all three of these needs. They managed other volunteers, oversaw incoming donations, and staffed emergency call centers. Because of the role that volunteers played, we are now better equipped to help our friends and neighbors across the country—not just after disaster strikes but many months before they happen.
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  12. Here are some of the amazing stats we shared about national service efforts after Katrina: