Free Disaster Response Training from FEMA
For the past two years, NCVS has been held in cities that have benefitted from the amazing American spirit of service. In 2010, New York City played host to NCVS. The city will never forget the outpouring of support it received after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This year, we gather in New Orleans, a city that has even more recently welcomed the support of millions in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Gulf oil spill. As we now turn our collective attention to those affected by recent floods and tornadoes, we encourage volunteers – both leaders and those looking to assist those in need – to take advantage of free disaster response training provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The training focuses on the right way to work efficiently and effectively in the face of a natural or man-made disaster. Visit the online catalog of programs to determine what is right for you. We encourage you to sign up and promote awareness of this free training to those within your community. L’Oreal Women of Worth During your time at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, L’Oréal Paris invites you to nominate a Woman of Worth, a champion of service who is making an exceptional difference in her community. L’Oréal Paris will select 10 honorees, each of whom will receive a $10,000 grant for the nonprofit of her choice. In addition, one grand prize of $25,000 will be awarded based on public voting. Visit the L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth booth (#516) to enter your nomination and have the chance to win special prizes. Also, join us at the “Only In New Orleans” party on Monday, June 6, to meet previous Women of Worth honorees.