Saturday, April 22, 2017

NLSC Members Highlight Disaster and Emergency Preparedness in Their Community

The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) is comprised of service-oriented Members who join the organization in an effort to volunteer their language skills and serve to bridge gaps in their respective language communities.  In honor of this year’s National Volunteer Week (April 23 - 29), the NLSC has asked its Members about their volunteer service in their communities; particularly any experiences related to disaster relief or emergency preparedness.

Members self-reported volunteering over 8,000 hours in 40 different organizations around the nation as they utilized their language, cultural skills, as well as any emergency relief service skills they had acquired.  Examples of their volunteer services include: disaster training with the Maryland Response Medical Reserve Corps, Disaster Action Team training with the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., Land-based Search and Rescue training with the Kane County Office of Emergency Management, First Aid and CPR training with the CPR Scholars Program, and Disaster Recover Response training with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  

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