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About Citizen Corps

We all have a role in hometown security

Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.

Currently there are:
2,337 Councils which serve
223,874,920 people or
78% of the total U.S. population logo

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National Veterans Awareness Week is November 9-15th
and Veteran's Day is November 11th

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National Veterans Awareness Week and Veteran's Day provide an opportunity to honor our nation's veterans and military service members. Citizen Corps Affiliates, the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, will be hosting events in their communities to pay tribute to those that have served our nation. Citizen Corps encourages everyone to contact their State and local Legion Posts and Legion Auxiliary Units to become involved in Veteran's Day Activities.

The American Legion membership annually reaffirms their Citizen Corps Affiliation through passing a resolution at their National Convention. Please click here to read American Legion Resolution 107 which encourages Legionnaires to support and participate on their State and Local Citizen Corps Councils and Programs.

Digital Transition: February 17, 2009

Digital Television

On February 17, 2009 all full-power broadcast television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital. Millions of American residents depend on television as a reliable source of information, to include emergency alerts and warnings. Citizen Corps Councils are urged to inform members of your community -- especially older adults and homebound individuals -- of the digital transition to ensure they take any necessary action to receive and view over the air digital signals.

Disaster Relief

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To offer financial support, product donations, or to donate your skills and time to nonprofit organizations active in disaster relief, please visit and click on any of the affected states.

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) is a coalition of 49 nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission. Cash donations to support these organizations' efforts are appreciated in lieu of material donations, such as clothing, food, or supplies. Please click on the appropriate National VOAD member's website to learn how you can donate directly to the organization of your choice. Volunteers will be needed in the months ahead to support relief and recovery efforts. You can connect to a local National VOAD organization or call 1800-VOLUNTEER to learn about volunteer opportunities in your local area.

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