A new wave of disaster response is stepping up to help with the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. They're part of FEMA-corps. That's a new unit within Americorps, a partnership between FEMA and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The first 240 members were inducted into the program in Vicksburg Thursday. FEMA-corps is designed for people ages 18 to 24 from around the nation to provide 10 months of full time service in disaster response and recovery efforts. In exchange, they receive a living allowance, other benefits and an award to help pay for college.
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