Cities and towns near the banks of the Mississippi River and other bodies of water are battling to keep their people safe and the infrastructure in tact. Terrible stories of loss will emerge, as will glimmers of hope, inspiration, and lessons to get that all important flood insurance. I was so proud to read this story this morning.
I've written here about my experience as an Americorps member. It changes individual lives and entire communities. Today there are Americorps members helping with the floods, serving in schools, helping the elderly get meals, building houses, planting community gardens, building bridges in state and national parks... they are heroes.
I am proud to be among the ranks of alumni today.