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President Salutes AmeriCorps for Reaching 500,000 Members

Friday, May 18, 2007  
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President Bush welcomed West Virginia AmeriCorps member Alivia Sturgill to the Oval Office this morning as part of a nationwide recognition week for the AmeriCorps national service program as it reaches a historic milestone of 500,000 members.

“AmeriCorps was founded to encourage citizens to strengthen their communities through acts of service. Today, thousands of AmeriCorps volunteers contribute to a culture of compassion by mentoring children, providing shelter for the homeless and performing countless other acts of kindness. This week is an opportunity to raise awareness about volunteerism and honor those who are making a difference in the lives of others,” the President said in greetings to those observing the first-ever AmeriCorps Week.
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