Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ecology’s Washington Conservation Corps head east

by Joye Redfield-Wilder, communication manager, Central Regional Office

Photo of a WCC crew from 2011
Ecology’s Washington Conservation Corps sent 48 crewmembers to the East Coast to assist communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy. They left on Halloween from Ellensburg and will arrive Saturday, Nov. 3, for a 30-day stint helping neighborhoods in New York and elsewhere on the Eastern Seaboard to clean up debris, help at community shelters, distribute food, clothes and other supplies and assess damages to homes and other structures.

Gov. Chris Gregoire said: "Washingtonians stand with our friends and family on the East Coast as they begin to clean up and rebuild from the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy. The young women and men in our WCC AmeriCorps program have been deployed to disaster responses across the country and always put service above self. They will arrive in New York on Saturday and with their training and skills will hit the ground running. I thank them for stepping up to the relief effort."

Their departure is profiled in the Ellensburg Record.

Read about another WCC crew from Hadlock, in the Peninsula Daily News.

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