AmeriCorps St. Louis Travels to Joplin to Reflect on a Year of Coordinated Disaster Relief Service

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  AmeriCorps St. Louis Travels to Joplin to Reflect on a Year of Coordinated Disaster Relief Service

JOPLIN, Missouri –AmeriCorps St. Louis (ACSTL) initial responders, volunteer coordinators and the new Joplin Recovery Team will come together in Joplin this week to reflect upon the past year of recovery and the immense volunteerism that came as a result of the tornado.

Over the past 12 months, the ACSTL volunteer reception center has registered and engaged over 75,000 volunteers who contributed over 520,000 hours of service.  The volunteer hours, along with the value of donated heavy equipment, have offset over 17.8 million dollars of Joplin’s and Missouri’s share of the disaster costs.

On Monday, May 21st, the ACSTL Emergency Response Team will host other national service Members who joined them at different times throughout the year to celebrate of Joplin’s recovery efforts.  They will also participate in the Walk of Unity on Tuesday, May 22nd  and receive acknowledgement for their work done in Joplin by Washington, D.C. representatives from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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AmeriCorps St. Louis is a nonprofit organization that strengthens communities by addressing critical unmet needs in the areas of urban education, disaster relief, environmental conservation, and volunteer mobilization.  For more information, visit www.acstl.org.

AmeriCorps St. Louis (Incorporated as Partnership For Youth – a 501c3 organization) - 1315 Ann Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104 Phone (314) 772-9002  Fax (314) 772-7109 - http://www.acstl.org  Supported by the Corporation for National & Community Service  EOE/ADA