Women’s History Month – The Donut Dollies

The Red Cross served in many areas during several wars. However, the donut dollies are a unique piece of history not many know about. Women volunteered to go across oceans to serve American soldiers on enemy lines. Bringing with them a sense of familiarity and a reminder of what the soldiers were fighting for.

The Donut Dollies from the Red Cross first came about during World War II. They drove refitted military trucks, called “club mobiles”, and traveled to the front lines to deliver entertainment and hope to the soldiers there. The women, recruited by the Red Cross, had to go through a strict selection process. Not just anyone could be a Donut Dollie. Applicants had to have a college degree, be between the ages of twenty-five to thirty-five, pass rigorous physical examinations, and demonstrate a quick wit and can-do attitude.

The Red Cross had several fixed sites where GIs could go for some rest and relaxation on their days off. However, not all soldiers could reach these clubs, so the Red Cross decided to bring the clubs to them via the club mobiles. Stocked with donut-making machines, magazines, cigarettes, gum, and other comforts of home the trucks traversed the war front, landing in camps with tired soldiers happy to see a friendly face.

During WWII the women did their best to lift the spirits of the war-weary GIs while facing danger themselves. One Donut Dollie, Jill Knappenberger recalls going to visit the 106th unit where she knew her twin brother Jack, was deployed. They had planned a party for that Saturday night. However, when they arrived they found that they had been cut off and surrounded by enemy soldiers. Jill also learned after arriving that her brother had been killed that morning trying to help some of his men. They stayed in the camp for eight days until they were rescued by an air unit and told to leave the club mobile behind. Even after being rescued, they were still in danger, Jill states “we didn’t know if we were going to get home.” Jill had found herself entangled in the “Battle of the Bulge” which she eventually was able to escape. However, before Jill left Germany she witnessed some of the greatest atrocities ever committed by man in a liberated concentration camp. Her camera still in working order, Jill took several photographs of the horrific sights in front of her. Jill eventually returned home to the states with memories and stories to tell. This is just one example of the hardships and sacrifices the Donut Dollies endured to help those overseas.

Not just serving during WWII, Donut Dollies also served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. In Vietnam, there were no longer club mobiles and fewer donuts. Instead, these women were tasked with leading activities and games to try and cheer the soldiers up. One Donut Dollie who served during the Vietnam war remembers visiting a unit that had lost some of its members recently. She says “We were there to cheer them up. Our task seemed ludicrous. But, slowly, something began to happen. First, there were a few smiles, then, a couple of wisecracking jokes. Gradually the men got caught up in the program.” This is yet another example of how the Donut Dollies served a vital role during a time of great need and uncertainty.

The Donut Dollies displayed some of the core characteristics of Red Cross workers today. Determination, compassion, adaptability, they took what they had and made it work. Let’s take this Women’s History Month to remember and celebrate those women who were brave enough to answer the call. The women who donned the Red Cross and helped all those she could.

References

“How Red Cross Donut Dollies Supported U.S. Troops During Wartime.” Red Cross Chat, 5 June 2020, redcrosschat.org/2020/06/05/how-red-cross-donut-dollies-supported-u-s-troops-during-wartime/.

Apple, Carolyn. “World War II: ‘Donut Dollies’ & The American Red Cross.” Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs, history.delaware.gov/ww-ii-donut-dollies-the-american-red-cross/. “Central Illinois World War II Stories: Jill Knappenberger, Champaign.” YouTube,

Rosie the Riveter in Flint!

Rosie the Riveter is a symbol of female strength and determination in a time of great need. On January 29th, she was immortalized at the Bishop Airport in Flint, MI. The sculpture, done by Joe Rundell, depicts a woman in a collared shirt and a familiar bandana. Her bicep flexed; this woman seems ready to take on the world.

Rosie the Riveter first appeared in the World War II-era when women were called upon to fill jobs normally done by men. Many of these women had children at home, so the US needed something to motivate them to do their patriotic duty. Enter Rosie the Riveter.

The first time Rosie showed up in propaganda was in 1942 by an artist named J. Howard Miller. This is the image that we all associate with Rosie the Riveter, with her polka-dotted bandana and blue collared shirt. However, this image was titled “We Can Do It!” and had no association with Rosie at the time. Rosie showed up in a song written in 1943 called “Rosie the Riveter” by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb. The song is about the American woman doing her patriotic duty on the home front!

Inspired by the song Norman Rockwell drew what he thought Rosie the Riveter might have looked like. This was a much more masculine version of the character. With brawny biceps, eating a sandwich, with “Mein Kampf” (Hitler’s manifesto) crushed under her boot. The lunchbox she carries has her name “Rosie” on it, so there’s no mistaking who this character is supposed to be.

This character inspired many and women began to work in traditionally “masculine” jobs to support the war effort. These women overcame many obstacles and oftentimes had to take turns watching over each other’s children. But there was work to be done, and far be it from American women to leave the call unanswered. Rosie the Riveter was, and still is a symbol of strength, determination, and independence for women all across America.

Heroes of March

March is Red Cross month! This month the Red Cross honors its volunteer heroes and asks everyone to be a hero for someone in need. There are so many ways to help others with the Red Cross. You can become a volunteer, give blood, learn skills to save lives, or donate on Red Cross Giving Day (March 25th).

For Michigan’s 2021 virtual fundraiser we have decided to combine Red Cross Month with the fun of March Madness Basketball Tournament to create heroes of March! We will be raising funds for the whole month of March. There will be a virtual event held from March 24-27th. This event will have a silent auction, sponsor opportunities, mission moments, and Red Cross’s version of “chalk-talks” and sports broadcasts. Join us as we partner with Fox Sports, John Beilein, and other basketball VIP’s to help us fundraise for the important mission of the Michigan Red Cross. We have a $200,000 goal, and we’ve already reached $65,000, which is only thanks to our amazing donors!

Do you know some heroes in your community? Nominate them to be a Hero of March! There are several categories to be nominated in, so whether your hero donates blood whenever they can, or provided first aid to someone using skills they learned through the Red Cross, there’s a place to recognize them. The winners of this award will be announced at the virtual event on March 24th at 5 pm. Visit the website below and enter your nominee for the award.

Visit, https://www.redcross.org/local/michigan/about-us/news-and-events/events/heroes-of-march.html for more information, register, donate or browse auction items.

AmeriCorps Spotlight – Katelyn

The AmeriCorps “Together We Prepare” program is looking for new members! The Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program, administered by the American Red Cross, utilizes AmeriCorps members to improve the capacity of communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters in locations across Michigan.

Today’s AmeriCorps spotlight is on Katelyn who serves in Traverse City.

What were you doing before you joined AmeriCorps?

Before I joined AmeriCorps, I finished my bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Economics at the University of Wisconsin and worked as a temporary Academic Program Associate at the university over the summer.

What made you want to join the Together We Prepare program with the Red Cross?

I was committed to serving an AmeriCorps term but didn’t know where or what I wanted to be doing. There were thousands of listings, but the Together We Prepare program caught my attention because it provides at-home and in-person service opportunities which directly and quickly impact the community at large. The American Red Cross Chapter staff interviewing me were personable and passionate and conveyed a sense of workplace unity, causing me to choose this opportunity over others.

What duties/responsibilities do you perform for your chapter?

My AmeriCorps team and I pioneer emergency preparedness programs for youth and community members, support the Disaster Action Team in responding to hazards, boost relationships and engagement with our volunteers, and implement special projects to ensure the region is prepared for potential disasters. I also collaborate with Biomedical Services to recognize and appreciate their high-performing volunteers.

What is your favorite thing you do as an AmeriCorps member?

My favorite part of my service is meeting with youth across the state to teach preparedness presentations. The kids are always high energy and excited to have you visiting their classroom or club meeting. Each student learns something new, and I am glad to be the one teaching them.

What has been a challenge for you this term?

I am nervous on the telephone, but this position has challenged me to recognize my emergency knowledge and support are essential in helping the community prepare for and recover from disasters. Although I am still unsure on the phone sometimes, the TWP program has enhanced this skill tremendously for me.

What advice would you give to someone joining the program?

You don’t need to know everything, and there are many opportunities to learn. A client only knows as much as you do, so anything you do will help in their road to recovery. The more you immerse yourself in the material, the more you can serve your community.

If you’re interested in joining the AmeriCorps Together We Prepare program contact Program Director: Eilis Gambill Phone: (810) 358-4357 Email: eilis.gambill@redcross.org  

Or apply at the links below.

Ann Arbor: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do;jsessionid=RDLzN-ch0P_Mb3iR1pNPUYqboev4NKpEUliWzOafF2O1fg1PQR04!126839335?id=81725&fromSearch=true

Detroit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=91632

Traverse City: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81729

Kalamazoo: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81727

Grand Rapids: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81723

Lansing: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=6757

Flint: no openings

AmeriCorps Spotlight – Matthew

The AmeriCorps “Together We Prepare” program is looking for new members! The Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program, administered by the American Red Cross, utilizes AmeriCorps members to improve the capacity of communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters in locations across Michigan.

Today’s AmeriCorps spotlight is on Matthew who serves in Ann Arbor.

What were you doing before you joined AmeriCorps?

I was working at a restaurant. It was a pizza shop, and I got to learn some new skills. But after a while, I was feeling unfulfilled.

What made you want to join the Together We Prepare program with the Red Cross?

The Together We Prepare program seemed like a good fit for me for a few reasons. The first being that this program was the closest to home. I had another interview for a position with AmeriCorps in Alaska and it seemed quite daunting. Four thousand miles from home, with extreme weather, and during a pandemic was just too much. The TWP program also seemed a good fit for me because it is public health-related. It also gets me office experience and more customer service experience.

What duties/responsibilities do you perform for your chapter?

I am a member of a Disaster Action Team, responding to provide immediate relief to people in fires. I also work in shelters after a larger-scale fire has occurred. I will be doing Dispatch Duty Officer work, receiving new calls, and assigning and managing DAT response. I also do outreach for our preparedness education. 

What is your favorite thing you do as an AmeriCorps member?

So far my favorite thing that I do is Disaster Response Operations, which, for me are working in shelters for displaced apartment residents. It is my favorite thing because I feel like I can do a lot to make their experience better. It is so good to have someone around who will remember your name and face. Someone who will care, a little more personally, about your unmet needs and be able to give you some indications about the future of your recovery.

What advice would you give to someone joining the program?

My advice would be to stay organized. It will pay to plan your weeks out in advance. Give yourself days you want to do outreach, days you will be doing DAT, and days you will take for yourself.

If you’re interested in joining the AmeriCorps Together We Prepare program contact Program Director: Eilis Gambill Phone: (810) 358-4357 Email: eilis.gambill@redcross.org  

Or apply at the links below.

Ann Arbor: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do;jsessionid=RDLzN-ch0P_Mb3iR1pNPUYqboev4NKpEUliWzOafF2O1fg1PQR04!126839335?id=81725&fromSearch=true

Detroit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=91632

Traverse City: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81729

Kalamazoo: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81727

Grand Rapids: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81723

Lansing: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=6757

Flint: no openings

AmeriCorps Spotlight – Alana

The AmeriCorps “Together We Prepare” program is looking for new members! The Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program, administered by the American Red Cross, utilizes AmeriCorps members to improve the capacity of communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters in locations across Michigan.

Today’s AmeriCorps spotlight is on Alana who serves in Traverse City.

What were you doing before you joined the AmeriCorps program?

I was a student at Grand Valley State University, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies & Social Impact. I also minored in Nonprofit Administration.

What made you want to join the “Together We Prepare” program with the Red Cross?

The location! I was not looking to move to a completely new city during a pandemic. Traverse City is my hometown, so it was very convenient that the program has an office here. I like that I am getting to know my hometown from a different angle.

I had no idea Red Cross was so big and did so many things. My boss told me I would get experience working with volunteers and area nonprofits, which I knew would build on things I had learned in my nonprofit administration courses. Most importantly, the conversation made me feel like I could pursue my professional interests within the organization.

What duties/responsibilities do you perform for your chapter?

I perform outreach for our children’s preparedness programs. Recently, I have started doing recovery casework, which involves contacting people who have been through a disaster and assisting their recovery process. Those are the main things I’m doing right now, but there will most definitely be more to come as I go through my service!

What is your favorite thing you do as an AmeriCorps member?

One thing that is unique to AmeriCorps is our days of service. That is one of my favorite things so far. On days of service, AmeriCorps volunteers with local nonprofits in the area. It’s great to make connections with other organizations in the community and swap stories with them.

Another favorite of mine is when I get to deliver good news to my casework clients. It makes me happy that I am making them happy when they are in a bad situation.

What has been a challenge for you this term?

The Red Cross has so many acronyms! Sometimes someone says something to me, or I get an email and it doesn’t even make sense because it is just a long string of acronyms. However, I know I will get more familiar as time goes by.

What advice would you give someone joining the program?

If you are just joining or considering joining, I would ask if you can talk to a past or current AmeriCorps in the position. Don’t be scared of the virtual environment! It’s a very innovative time, and now I have developed a virtual skillset I didn’t have before. Research your location beforehand! It can be really difficult to find housing in some of these places, especially on an AmeriCorps stipend. This is another reason to talk to past or current AmeriCorps and also connect with your program manager. Finally, be prepared to explain AmeriCorps/Red Cross/Together We Prepare program to everyone!

If you’re interested in joining the AmeriCorps Together We Prepare program contact Program Director: Eilis Gambill Phone: (810) 358-4357 Email: eilis.gambill@redcross.org  

Or apply at the links below.

Ann Arbor: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do;jsessionid=RDLzN-ch0P_Mb3iR1pNPUYqboev4NKpEUliWzOafF2O1fg1PQR04!126839335?id=81725&fromSearch=true

Detroit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=91632

Traverse City: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81729

Kalamazoo: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81727

Grand Rapids: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81723

Lansing: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=6757

Flint: no openings

AmeriCorps Spotlight – Forrest

The AmeriCorps “Together We Prepare” program is looking for new members! The Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program, administered by the American Red Cross, utilizes AmeriCorps members to improve the capacity of communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters in locations across Michigan.

Today’s AmeriCorps spotlight is on Forrest who serves in Grand Rapids.

What were you doing before you joined AmeriCorps?

I was living in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and working at a local hospital there. I had been working a variety of jobs in and around the hospital for a few years before joining the AmeriCorps in 2020.

What made you want to join the Together We Prepare program with the Red Cross?

In September 2019, Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas. It was a worst-case scenario for the islands. An extremely strong Category 5 storm landed. The damage was tremendous. I knew I wanted to get involved, and I wanted to assist in the recovery effort. Unfortunately, I did not have the experience or means to.

So, I began looking at new opportunities. I started looking for organizations that I could work or train with to respond to another major natural disaster. The AmeriCorps program was something I had certainly heard of before. However, in years past, for one reason or another, I did not think an AmeriCorps service term was the best option for me. This time around I was coming at it from a new perspective. I was looking specifically for programs with an emphasis on disaster response. And that’s how I found Together We Prepare. Supporting natural disaster operations nationwide?  Sign me up!

What duties/responsibilities do you perform for your chapter?

In both of my service terms with SE Michigan and now West Michigan, a large part of my role is volunteer outreach. This means reaching out to local volunteers and engaging and collaborating with them. The volunteer force is the backbone of the American Red Cross. Working with Red Cross volunteers will often be some of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences we can have as AmeriCorps members.

What is your favorite thing to do as an AmeriCorps member?

With our program, the hardest work is often the most rewarding. I have been fortunate enough to support a few Disaster Response Operations over my service terms. Another area I have spent a lot of time in is our Disaster Action Teams. Honestly, DAT operations may very well be the most challenging work we will ever do as AmeriCorps members; but it can also be the most rewarding.

What advice would you give someone joining the program?

Prepare to be flexible. As AmeriCorps members, we can serve in a wide variety of roles within (and outside of) the Red Cross.  You don’t always know where the job will take you. But that’s part of the excitement. So be ready for anything, and advocate for yourself. Recognize your limits. In this line of work, it can be easy to overextend yourself. You have to take care of yourself first. Recognize your boundaries.

Finally, while we may be working remotely right now, connecting and engaging with your fellow program members is more important than ever. For newer program members coming in this year, I would highly encourage using Zoom calls to stay engaged and connected. Working remotely is an inherently lonely business and something I have struggled with personally. I can only encourage newer members to hang on to some of the core ideas my group strived for. Lean on each other, break down barriers, and strive to collaborate as much as possible.

If you’re interested in joining the AmeriCorps Together We Prepare program contact Program Director: Eilis Gambill Phone: (810) 358-4357 Email: eilis.gambill@redcross.org  

Or apply at the links below.

Ann Arbor: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do;jsessionid=RDLzN-ch0P_Mb3iR1pNPUYqboev4NKpEUliWzOafF2O1fg1PQR04!126839335?id=81725&fromSearch=true

Detroit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=91632

Traverse City: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81729

Kalamazoo: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81727

Grand Rapids: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81723

Lansing: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=6757

Flint: no openings

AmeriCorps Spotlight – Kenneth

The AmeriCorps “Together We Prepare” program is looking for new members! The Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program, administered by the American Red Cross, utilizes AmeriCorps members to improve the capacity of communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters in locations across Michigan.

Today’s AmeriCorps spotlight is on Kenneth who serves in Flint.

What were you doing before you joined the AmeriCorps?

I was working as a contract administrator for the State of Michigan Homeless Youth and Runaway. A statewide program for children without a place to live. My role was to create safe, stable, and affordable housing with allocated funds of 7.6 million dollars and developing contracted agencies to provide sheltering services for 63 counties of the State of Michigan. 

What made you want to join the “Together We Prepare” program with the Red Cross?

After 43 years of state service, I decided to retire and return to my home base community of Flint to give back from what I received. I understood poverty as I was living in it myself from a single-parent household to an educated adult. The Flint community prepared me for my role as a Community School Director. I learned at an early age how to help others even as I was struggling myself, I was able to reach out to resources in the community and developed lifelong connections.

What duties/responsibilities do you perform for your chapter?

I provide emergency and disaster preparedness to children through the Prepare with Pedro and Pillowcase Project. Additionally, I help youth, families, and adults through our Be Red Cross Ready program to educate residents on how to prepare for a local or national disaster in their home or community. I create partnerships within the community to assist in the Sound the Alarm Campaign where smoke alarms are provided to the community free of charge to aid in the safety of those in need. I also respond to local disasters as a member of the Disaster Action Team.

What is your favorite thing you do as an AmeriCorps member?

Provide disaster preparedness presentations to children, youth, families, and adults. I also enjoy meeting new people and creating partnerships in the community.

What advice would you give someone who is joining the program?

AmeriCorps is not a job. It is a national service opportunity with a lifetime of rewards. Be flexible, creative, and dedicated to the program.

If you’re interested in joining the AmeriCorps Together We Prepare program contact Program Director: Eilis Gambill Phone: (810) 358-4357 Email: eilis.gambill@redcross.org  

Or apply at the links below.

Ann Arbor: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do;jsessionid=RDLzN-ch0P_Mb3iR1pNPUYqboev4NKpEUliWzOafF2O1fg1PQR04!126839335?id=81725&fromSearch=true

Detroit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=91632

Traverse City: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81729

Kalamazoo: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81727

Grand Rapids: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=81723

Lansing: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=6757

Flint: no openings

Run for the Red!

Dust off your running shoes and run for the red! Run, walk, ski, snowshoe, or even skip your way to 3.1 miles. Log your miles between February 15th and March 15th and take a selfie of your accomplishment. Hashtag #Run4Red #NMiRedCross and tag @ American Red Cross on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Not only will you get bragging rights that you completed 3.1 miles, but all registered participants will be mailed a commemorative 2021 “Run for the Red” t-shirt.

Registering for the event will support the Northern MI Red Cross Chapter to help “prevent and alleviate human suffering” by mobilizing volunteers in the face of emergencies. The goal for this event is $30,000 which will go a long way in furthering the mission of the Red Cross. So far $6,005 has been raised, which is a great accomplishment! But we can use even more help from people just like you, every donor dollar helps! Not a runner? That’s ok! You can donate to this fundraiser without leaving the comfort of your living room couch. Visit, redcross.org/RunforRedMI and click “Donate to This Event”.

When you register, you can do so as an individual, or as a team. So gather up your friends and get running. You can also support your friends and family who are already signed up by donating to their “run”. So, whether you’re supporting from the side lines or out there putting the miles in, you can help support the Red Cross mission today!

Visit this site to register! redcross.org/RunforRedMI Questions? Contact Cathy Anthofer-Fialon @ Cathleen.anthoferfia@redcross.org

AmeriCorps Together We Prepare

The Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program, is a grant-funded program through the American Red Cross that is comprised of 20 members across the lower peninsula who are charged with the task of improving the capacity of communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. The members serve their communities for an 11-month term recruiting volunteers, assisting at blood drives and educating the public about preventing disasters. In addition to preparedness education, members provide direct assistance to individuals experiencing disaster.

During the pandemic, the AmeriCorps members have been busy with deployments and DAT.  More importantly, members have been persistent in educating the community on The Pillowcase Project, Prepare with Pedro, and Be Red Cross Ready.  In fact, the members can account for 83% of all preparedness education this year in Michigan. These presentations are vital to share information about the American Red Cross and help families prepare for disasters and mitigate home fires.

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Katie, from our Traverse City office, poses for a picture at this year’s Member Celebration.
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Jenna, a member from our Kalamazoo office, provides a virtual Prepare with Pedro presentation to children in the classroom.

A major component of AmeriCorps member service is to build relationships with community organizations and potential partners.  During this year’s MLK Jr. Day, all of the AmeriCorps members served in local organizations helping the community more broadly.

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Kenneth, from the East Central Bay office, served virtually making dog toys and shipping them to a shelter.
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Helping with local Habitat for Humanity efforts, Alana from Traverse City dedicated her MLK day to building a house.
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Joe and Isabel, from the East Central Bay chapter, handed out food through an event organized by the Flint Accelerator.

Throughout the next year, the AmeriCorps members will continue to provide preparedness education, assist with Sound the Alarm campaign, and support DAT.

If you have additional questions about the AmeriCorps program, please contact Program Director, Eilis Gambill at eilis.gambill@redcross.org or visit: https://www.redcross.org/local/michigan/volunteer/americorps.html