[Community-service] Fwd: Back on the Merry-Go-Round, Another Zero for Service Programs

Wanda Scroggins wareaglewanda at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 13:31:53 UTC 2012

I will be sending you a community email regarding the upcoming Extreme Experience Retreat September 30 to October 3rd.  This is a retreat designed by the blind for the blind. 
The retreat is hosted in L A (Lower Alabama) 
For more information contact:  Wanda Scroggins (334) 428-3335 
Extreme Experience Retreat
Blue Lake Camps
8500 Oakwood Lane
Andalusia, Al  36420
(334) 222-5407
J*Their website does not have any links regarding our event.  The website is not accessible to the blind.  We are trying to get the word out by word of mouth and emails. 
Wanda Scroggins
(334) 428-3335
Extreme Experience Retreat
September 30-October 3rd
Email:  wareaglewanda at gmail.com

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From: community-service-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:community-service-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Darian Smith
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:51 PM
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Subject: [Community-service] Fwd: Back on the Merry-Go-Round, Another Zero for Service Programs

-----Original Message-----
From: Zach Maurin, ServeNext <zach at servenext.org>
To: Darian Smith <ds94124 at aol.com>
Sent: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 11:47 am
Subject: Fwd: Back on the Merry-Go-Round, Another Zero for Service 

Friends - national service is once again under attack. I wanted to make 
sure you saw the email below that Ken and AnnMaura sent last night. The 
entire service field is united in this effort and we need your help 
today. Take a look below for ways that you can help preserve the 
contributions service makes in your community.Thanks, as always, for 
your ongoing support.Zach
  ServiceNation's ServeNext InitiativeDear Zach,Today the House 
Appropriations Committee released a draft of their funding bill that 
once again calls for dramatic cuts to the Corporation for National and 
Community Service (CNCS). While it preserves funding for the three 
Senior Corps programs, the bill directs agency staff to shut down CNCS 
and eliminates funding for vital programs such as AmeriCorps, the 
Volunteer Generation Fund, VISTA, the National Civilian Community 
Corps, and the Social Innovation Fund.These programs have provided 
critical and countless benefits to communities nationwide, from 
education to nursing, infrastructure repair to disaster relief. We need 
them now more than ever, and we need your voice to help protect their 
contributions.We’ve been here before and - with your help - we've 
fought back successfully, but it wasn’t easy then and it won't be easy 
now. CNCS has seen an 8% cut since fiscal year 2010 - that's $100 
million dollars in the last two years. Our communities and families 
can’t let this slide continue.The House Subcommittee will be meeting 
tomorrow to consider these recommendations. In the next 24 hours:Please 
tweet at your Member of Congress and tell them why #national service is 
important in your community;
Please tell them through Facebook what will be lost if the Corporation 
for National and Community Service is eliminated;
Please make phone calls to their offices letting them know that 
national service has a strong voice and that our advocates will 
remember their support come November.
We need to put steady and consistent pressure on our legislators, 
urging them to take a stand for national service at a time when service 
organizations are more relied upon than ever. With your help, we can 
once and for all get off this funding merry-go-round and save 
service!Thank you for your continued hard work,AnnMaura Connolly
 Voices for National ServiceKen Harbaugh
 Executive Director
1875 K Street, NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
phone: 202-729-8015
fax: 202-729-8100 Add info at servenext.org to your email address book.
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