OFFICE OF GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
Governor Bentley Creates Commission to Address Delivery of Services for Veterans
MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed an executive order creating the Alabama Executive Veterans Network (AlaVetNet) to address ways to better provide services for Alabama service members, veterans and their families.
For the complete story from Governor Bentley, visit the newsroom on Governor Bentley’s website: www.governor.alabama.gov/newsroom.
As part of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) year long celebration of AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary, December was chosen as the month to highlight public-private partnerships that have helped made it possible for AmeriCorps to sustain and grow.
Serve Alabama would like to thank those who partner with the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team (Butler County Board of Education). Without these partnerships AIST would not be able to accomplish the goals they set out to accomplish.
Serve Alabama hosts the 1st Grant Writing Workshop in Montgomery, AL for those seeking to learn about grant writing and the AmeriCorps application process. There was a great turn out in Montgomery. For those interested in attending the upcoming workshops located in Mobile and Huntsville please visit the following link to register http://servealabamaworkshop-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1&sid=97a816b340ac11e3ac8622000ae901a9
Serve Alabama will be hosting FREE information sessions on Grant Writing 101 and AmeriCorps Basics (Overview of Application Process) in Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham, Huntsville, Alabama. Sessions will take place on the following dates:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - Montgomery
Location: Alabama Industrial Development Training (Joe Self Auditorium), 15 Technology Court
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Mobile
Location: Mobile Public Library-West Regional Branch (Meeting Room), 5555 Grelot Road
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - Birmingham
Location: Jefferson State Community College (Health Science Building, Room 129, Sections C & D) 4600 Valleydale Road, Hoover, AL
Parking: Veteran’s Memorial Park parking lot across from campus
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - Huntsville
Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. on October 17th during the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! To register please visithttp://www.shakeout.org/centralus/index.html. Click on Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions for more information on what to do during an earthquake.
September has been designated National Preparedness Month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As part of its efforts, the State of Alabama will hold its ninth annual Ready Alabama Day September 11, 2013 in Lee County at Auburn University.
Come join us in the shadows of Jordan-Hare Stadium! Local, state and federal first responders will be on hand, showing off their disaster response tools. There will be a kids area full of activities. Activities begin at 9am on the Auburn University Campus. Admission is free!
School groups interested in attending, please contact Brooke Mills with Serve Alabama at 33-954-7456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org