Dracut resident Douglas Bergeron is graduating from the FEMA Corps program at the AmeriCorps NCCC North Central Region campus on Thursday, May 21, in Vinton, Iowa.
Bergeron is one of 115 members and team leaders who left their mark on the communities they served in. Corps members and team leaders served in teams of 10-12 and were deployed across the United States for projects that focused on disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
The service completed by FEMA Corps teams included preparing and presenting public meetings; educating the public about fire safety; answering registration and helpline calls; supporting disaster service facilities; conducting outreach; developing resource guides; generating maps; working in warehouses and distribution centers; and conducting case study updates.
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) and its FEMA Corps units engages up to 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery work. The programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs. For information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.