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Spotlight on Safety and Security

This week, we're focusing on the key role that volunteers play in supporting veterans and military families and in helping communities prepare for and recover from disasters. Since Hurricane Katrina unleashed a wave of destruction four years ago, more than one million volunteers have come to the Gulf Coast to provide critical support in the relief and rebuilding effort. To help mark the August 29th anniversary, a number of service projects and events will highlight the progress that has been made and the ongoing need for volunteers.

Safety and Security Week will also highlight the countless volunteers who provide support and assistance to our nation's veterans by taking them to doctor's appointments, connecting them to services, providing employment counseling, assisting wounded veterans with daily tasks, and supporting families of military service members.
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