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Dez Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:19 PM
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Does the Peace Corps still exist? And will it be able to help Tsunami?
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:28 PM
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1. Yes and yes
My oldest stepdaughter has committed to the Peace Corps and will go to Africa after her graduation from med school. http://www.peacecorps.gov /

There's an article on their website (http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.med... ) that reports:

Currently, the Peace Corps is assessing the longer term needs in Thailand as a result of this disaster. The agency is developing plans to deploy a number of Crisis Corps volunteers to help the citizens of Thailand in longer term reconstruction projects focused on assisting the hardest hit families, youth, schools and communities.

The Crisis Corps has responded to over 300 natural disasters since its inception in 1996. Crisis Corps volunteers are former Peace Corps volunteers who have completed at least one year of service. Crisis Corps volunteers work on short term projects, usually three to six month assignments, utilizing the skills they learned as Peace Corps volunteers and in post service careers.
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Dez Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:31 PM
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2. That's wonderful!
I'm glad it's still in existentce, God knows Aisa needs them now!
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:41 PM
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3. Well,
welcome to DU. When you want to know something this is definitely the place to ask it. Glad I could help you.
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