Emergency Operations Center granted AmeriCorps Member for the summer
May 05, 2020 12:40PM
From Cook County MN - May 5, 2020
The Cook County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been selected to host an AmeriCorps service member for the upcoming summer, county officials announced today.
The AmeriCorps member will serve as a support within the Cook County EOC for 10 weeks as part of the Minnesota AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative, or ERI. The individual will provide full-time support, working to address food security issues as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. The service member will receive a living stipend of $650 every two weeks from AmeriCorps.
“We are excited to be hosting an AmeriCorps member within the EOC,” said EOC Incident Co-Commander Grace Grinager. “With such a high percentage of our population struggling to make ends meet, this is an important public health effort: we want to make sure that we are supporting our community’s ability to access healthy food. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to get involved and support our community during this challenging time.”
The AmeriCorps member selected will be supervised by Grinager and will help reach out to agencies that already address hunger in our community. The goal is to add capacity to their efforts in order to meet the growing need for services.
Interested parties may submit their application online at www.truenorthamericorps.org/response. Application deadline is May 20.