AmeriCorps Needs Our Help!

We need your help!

Please contact your Senator and Representative NOW, and ask them to oppose efforts to eliminate the AmeriCorps program (part of the Corporation for National and Community Service). This program is an important public/private partnership — in which non-profits like Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy match federal funds in order to accomplish meaningful land & water conservation and to create vibrant rural and urban communities.

Our AmeriCorps service members each year help monitor and steward conservation properties, meet with landowners to make new land protection projects possible, and lead guided hikes and volunteer work days. AmeriCorps provides an investment directly into our communities — one which is amplified by our organizations and by the service of its members. It also provides critical experience and network-building opportunities for young professionals to launch successful careers.

We need your help to CALL your senator and representative, and ask them to protect the AmeriCorps program. Please let them know that you are a constituent (ex. give your zip code) and share your own, short personal perspective about why AmeriCorps is important to you.

NC Senator Richard Burr (202) 224-3154 or (800) 685-891
NC Senator Thom Tillis (202) 224-6342 or (919) 856-4630
TN Senator Lamar Alexander (202) 224-4944
TN Bob Corker (202) 224-3344

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