AmeriCorps projects benefit children, veterans
By Mellany Armstrong

Updated Friday, March 15, 2013 - 4:01pm

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Two new AmeriCorps projects will help children and veterans in Delaware.

Wendy Spencer, head of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is the umbrella organization for AmeriCorps, made the announcement at the Clarence Fraim Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington.

"These young leaders will tackle everything from after-school programs to renovating and restoring a former National Guard Armory in Smyna nearby, home to a Boys and Girls Club that serves military-connected children and their families," she said.

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AmeriCorps workers will also provide services for National Guard members and their families. Eileen Gentile is an AmeriCorps VISTA member working in Newark.

"Post-traumatic stress disorder, homelessness, unemployment and substance abuse are the project's top priorities," she said.

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Major General Frank Vavala of the National Guard says there are many ways the volunteers can help.

"We can benefit in our family programs, with outreach, and assistance in augmenting our already taxed family-readiness staff," he said.

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The announcements come during AmeriCorps Week, an annual event to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service.

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