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Utah Conservation Corps Sends Members to Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts


Friday, Nov. 16, 2012


 

Contact:

Sean Damitz

 

Student Sustainability Office director

 

Utah State University

 

Phone: (435) 797-8134

 

E-Mail: sean.damitz@usu.edu


UTAH CONSERVATION CORPS SENDS MEMBERS TO HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY EFFORTS
 

LOGAN, UT – The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) will send at least eight AmeriCorps members to aid in Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts starting this weekend.

 

These UCC AmeriCorps members will join over 400 other AmeriCorps members from programs from across the nation to staff 14 emergency shelters in New York City. This effort will be coordinated through the Corporation for National and Community Service, The Corps Network, and Federal Emergency Management Administration.

 

Eight UCC AmeriCorps members will fly out Friday night to New York City and will begin service Saturday night. UCC staff will host a send-off ceremony at the Cache Valley Transit Center (150 East 500 North) at 7:30pm Friday. These AmeriCorps members will be spending the next two to four weeks addressing critical needs a special needs emergency shelter run by the City of New York as well as other emergency management projects as assigned. An additional eight UCC AmeriCorps members may be sent early next week to assist if needed.

 

In the past UCC has sent AmeriCorps members to assist in Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in 2006 and 2007. Members completed habitat restoration and maintenance projects at Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana and housing construction in Gulfport, Mississippi.  The UCC is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to developing the conservation leaders of tomorrow through service and education. UCC has been a program in USU’s Division of Student Services since January 2001.

 

For information about the UCC and the USU Student Sustainability Office contact Sean Damitz, 435-797-8134 or sean.damitz@usu.edu.

 



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