Isaac 4080: Leading the Way for Louisiana Recovery [October 12, 2012]   [open pdf - 193KB]

Alternate Title: FEMA Corps Members Answer the Call to Serve

This issue of the newsletter 'Isaac 4080: Leading the Way for Louisiana Recovery' contains the feature article "FEMA Corps Members Answer the Call to Serve." An excerpt from the article: "As FEMA Corps members, we are excited to be the very first group of FEMA Corps, even when a few surprises come our way. Already, we have all heard the phrase 'FEMA flexible' more times than we can remember and have definitely embraced that lifestyle. For example, multiple FEMA Corps teams currently reside in the Initial Operating Facility. We sleep on cots, take showers in portable trailers, and avoid the non-potable water. […] Throughout the experience in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps training In Vicksburg, Miss., FEMA-specific training in Anniston, Ala., and arriving here at the JFO [Joint Field Office], FEMA Corps members have been struck by an overarching sense of family. We have not only been embraced by our AmeriCorps team but have now been accepted into a new FEMA family. Corps member Sarah Howe said, 'Walking into the office where we will be working almost felt like home. It was so welcoming.' Katy Cobb, a FEMA Corps member working with logistics, added, 'Everyone is very nice and patient while instructing us on how to use the machines and such.' We appreciate the hospitality we have found within the FEMA employees and feel privileged to serve alongside such inviting individuals."

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Isaac 4080: Leading the Way for Louisiana Recovery (October 12, 2012) vol. 1, no. 4
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