American Red Cross of Northeastern New York

Contact Information

33 Everett Rd
Albany, NY 12205 - 1437
(518) 292-2358
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2014

Executive Summary

The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York (ARC/NENY) will have 28 AmeriCorps members who will increase individual and community disaster resiliency by educating individuals on the importance of disaster preparedness; build disaster response capacity by engaging and recruiting community volunteers for American Red Cross (ARC) programs; and help ARC with its own disaster response preparedness by developing supply, storage, distribution, shelter and other logistics planning for effective and rapid response in all ten New York State AmeriCorps Regions of Service. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for 31,500 New Yorkers becoming more prepared for disasters by taking training and learning how to become even more prepared for disasters, and providing support for the Red Cross to provide basic, immediate needs and excellent services to 400 individuals affected by disaster. Finally, AmeriCorps members will provide Volunteer Development Assistance by recruiting and supporting 200 community volunteers from all age levels, helping regions grow and maintain their base of volunteers.

This program will focus on the focus area of Disaster Services, as well as Capacity Building through the recruitment and management of community volunteers. The CNCS investment of $346,417 will be matched with $214,582 in private funding.

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