Little Falls native honored for work with AmeriCorps in Joplin, MO

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Last week, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing the service of AmeriCorps members, including Jerry Buker of Little Falls, for their indispensible role in the recovery efforts following the devastating tornado that struck Joplin May 22, 2011. AmeriCorps members will also be recognized on the floor.

Buker, who served with Conservation Corps Minnesota, was one of 300 AmeriCorps members from across the country that deployed to Joplin following the tornado.

The resolution applauds the “history, goals and accomplishments associated with the AmeriCorps program and conveys to all of those involved this legislative body’s most heartfelt commendation of their efforts in Joplin and Duquesne following the devastating EF-5 tornado.” See more in the Morrison County Record.

PHOTO: AmeriCorps members were honored for their service in recovery efforts following the Joplin, Mo. tornado in May 2011 by the Missouri House of Representatives. Pictured are AmeriCorps members who were honored front row (from left): Nicole Rath, Josh Peterson and Joe McGerr. Back row: Jon Johnson, Hannah Olson, Nik Kadel, Ethan Meyer, Tom Brenner, Jerry Buker, Ashley LaPlante and Joe Anderson.


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