Congrats AmeriCorps Graduates!

This week more than 30 members of the Oregon State Services Corps graduated in Portland’s scenic Overlook Park capping off 11 months of devoted service to improving lives, strengthening communities and fostering civic engagement through service and volunteering.

Karly Workman and Ryan McGoldrick, two of our very own Red Cross AmeriCorps volunteers, were among the graduates. During her service as the youth preparedness coordinator, Karly delivered preparedness messages and safety tips to Oregon schools statewide in an effort to keep youth safe. In his position as the preparedness program coordinator, Ryan has led and organized preparedness training across the state  increasing community preparedness and helping people recover from disasters.

The Oregon State Services Corps is a statewide AmeriCorps program administered by the American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter. Volunteers come from all over the United States and are matched to non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies throughout Oregon. The members help people prepare for emergencies, teach life skills, lead after-school activities, and refer struggling families to local resources, all in an effort to address issues in four target areas: disaster preparedness, public safety, education and health, and other human needs. Our communities benefit greatly from these AmeriCorps members, and we couldn’t be happier or prouder of these graduates.

To view, an photo album for the event, click here.