American Red Cross Lima chapter seeks applicants for AmeriCorps program


LIMA — The American Red Cross chapter in Lima is looking for applicants who are interested in joining the AmeriCorps Program.

The Red Cross received more than $1 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service to support AmeriCorps members as they help the Red Cross teach people about how to be prepared for emergencies. CNCS is the federal agency for volunteering and service programs.

In west central Ohio, the grant will help fund an AmeriCorps position for the local Red Cross chapter. This position will be focused on educating people on disaster preparedness through the Home Fire Campaign and Pillowcase Project. The AmeriCorps member will also work to develop volunteer leadership for the organization’s preparedness programs.

The term of service for the new, full-time AmeriCorps position will begin Sept. 11 and end Aug. 10, 2018. AmeriCorps members will receive a taxable living allowance of $14,000 per service term and an education award of $5,815 after successful completion of the term.

Interested applicants may contact the American Red Cross by phone at 419-227-5121 or by email at westcentralohio@redcross.org.

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