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Join Us for MLK Day of Service 2016 in Texas!
15 JAN 2016

This weekend marks the annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 18, 2016. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to equality, justice, economic advancement, and opportunity for all. He challenged us and taught us that everyone has a role to play in making America what it ought to be. Dr. King also recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals. The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community action that helps meet national challenges on issues such as increasing Economic Op...


Apply Now! AmeriCorps State Formula Funding Opportunity
14 JAN 2016

OneStar Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 AmeriCorps State Formula Funding Opportunity! Selected organizations will receive grants to support AmeriCorps member positions that will help meet critical needs in the State of Texas in one of six key Focus Areas: Disaster Services - improving community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery and mitigation Economic Opportunity - increasing economic opportunities for communities and improving financial literacy, affordable housing, and employability, with special empha...


How Texans Can Replace Lost or Damaged Documents
13 JAN 2016

Disasters such as floods and tornadoes commonly result in the loss of important documents. While it can seem like a daunting task, the good news for Texans is that many official papers and vital records are relatively easy to replace. Survivors of October’s severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding, who have registered and applied for federal disaster assistance, should keep their personal information updated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) throughout the recovery process. Supplying copies of important documentation is a necessary part of r...


How Texans Can Volunteer & Donate Responsibly
13 JAN 2016

In the face of disaster, Texans have always come together with courage, compassion and unity to ask, “How can I help?” If you want to volunteer for disaster work, there are many tasks to do after a disaster— cleaning-up and rebuilding are two of the biggest. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests that volunteering through a local voluntary organization may be the best way to find meaningful volunteer work after the disaster. Such organizations are often in the best position to know about opportunities for volunteers in the long and difficul...


FEMA DR-4245 Registration Deadline
07 JAN 2016

The Individual Assistance registration deadline for Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4245), which occured between October 22, 2015 - October 31, 2015, is January 25th 2016 .   To register visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 800.621.3362 .     View in FEMA Multimedia Library ...


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