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Background on Citizen Corps
Citizen Corps is a component of President Bushs USA Freedom Corps initiative that will create opportunities for individuals to volunteer and participate in community emergency preparation, prevention and response activities. Citizen Corps includes five national programs that can be used at the local level by Citizen Corps Councils. They include:
Citizen Corps will be coordinated at the local level by Citizen Corps Councils that will bring together local elected officials, first responders, educational institutions, medical facilities, faith-based and community organizations, and civic, business, and industry leaders. The Councils will build a web of volunteer support for first responder activities by drawing on existing programs in their communities and helping to create new opportunities.
Local government leaders from: Arlington Heights, Illinois; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Knoxville, Tennessee; Laredo, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Orange County, California; Orlando, Florida; Placentia, California; Redondo Beach, California; Santa Fe County, New Mexico; Tucson, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. joined President Bush in Knoxville, TN today for his announcements on Citizen Corps.
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