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AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps Team is serving with Beulah Cemetery

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Beluah Cemetery
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Vicksburg, MS. – – Members of AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) FEMA Corps will be assisting Beulah Cemetery with fallen tree removal and upkeep of the cemetery.

WHO: AmeriCorps NCCC- FEMA Corps team consisting of 11 members
WHAT: Day of Service
WHEN: April 18, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
WHERE: Beulah Cemetery,  2228 Martin Luther King Jr. Blv, Vicksburg, MS 39183

For more information or to schedule a visit at the project site, contact Kailee Havrda, Community Relations Representative, at 540-550-3414 or [email protected].

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) FEMA Corps is a full-time, 12-month, residential, national service program in which 2,100 young adults serve nationwide each year. Members in this program work alongside FEMA at different locations across the United States and its territories. Members are trained in team building, leadership roles and emergency management. The Southern Region campus in Vicksburg, Mississippi, is one of two regional campuses. The other campus is located in Sacramento, California.

A benefit of the program includes members receiving an education stipend to help pay for college or existing student loans. Other benefits include a small living allowance, room and board, leadership development, increased self-confidence and the knowledge that people can indeed make a difference. AmeriCorps NCCC is administered by AmeriCorps, a federal agency. For more information about the AmeriCorps NCCC program, visit the website at www.americorps.gov/nccc

Along with providing disaster relief through FEMA Corps, members are also required to complete individual Service Learning Projects in order to assist the communities they are stationed in. For this Service Learning Project, FEMA Corps members will be working with Beulah Cemetery in clearing fallen trees from recent storms and removal of dead trees. AmeriCorps NCCC Unit Leaders, Support Team Leaders, and Team Leaders will be doing chainsaw work to remove fallen trees, while FEMA Corps members will be moving the limbs and trees to a designated location. With this project, FEMA Corps members will be reflecting on their group dynamics and their rising leadership in the communities they are serving in.

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