Cassandra Murray of Kensington is among hundreds of young leaders returning home from a recent deployment to New Jersey and New York as part of the nation’s first class of FEMA Corps, a new unit of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps.
FEMA Corps is a partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Corporation for National and Community Service for individuals ages 18 to 24.
Hurricane Sandy relief is part of a 10-month term of full-time service in disaster response and recovery projects. Murray led a team of 10 to 12 members who worked directly with disaster survivors and supported disaster recovery centers. Duties include one-on-one outreach to residents in affected areas to assess their needs and connect them with the available resources.
The first class of FEMA Corps members completed training at either the campus in Vinton, Iowa, or a similar facility in Vicksburg, Miss. For more information about FEMA Corps or AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, or to apply online, visit our www.americorps.gov/nccc.