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Mary Grace Landrum of Houston Receives National Leadership Award from America’s Service Commissions

One Star Foundation - 32 min 31 sec ago

Mary Grace Landrum of Houston Receives National Leadership Award
from America’s Service Commissions

WASHINGTON, DC – Mary Grace Landrum of Houston, a governor-appointed Commissioner who serves on the OneStar National Service Commission, was announced as the 2019 Outstanding Commissioner of the year last night at a reception held in the Washington, DC area. The award was presented to Landrum by America’s Service Commissions (ASC) at the association’s annual Innovation and Leadership Awards event as one of nine national awardees.

The awards program is held each year to recognize the leadership and accomplishments of state service commissions and their commissioners, staff, service programs, and legislative champions from across the United States and its territories.

Mary Grace Landrum of Houston was first appointed as a OneStar National Service Commissioner in 2011 and has since been re-appointed by two Governors. The Commission is part of OneStar Foundation, the governor’s designated agency for overseeing federal AmeriCorps grants for the state of Texas along with other philanthropic and nonprofit efforts.

“Mary Grace Landrum truly exemplifies the Texan spirit of serving others and is the model of what it means to be a thoughtful and dedicated leader,” said Elizabeth Darling, President/CEO of OneStar Foundation, who works closely with Landrum and other OneStar Commissioners. “There is no one more deserving of this award, and we are thrilled to see her passion and commitment to national and community service recognized at this level.”

For the past seven years, Landrum has chaired OneStar’s Program Advisory Committee, the first line approving body for AmeriCorps grants in the state of Texas. She is also a corporate consultant, former adjunct professor at the University of Houston, and a graduate of Leadership Houston. In addition to her OneStar service, Landrum serves on the boards of One Voice Texas, Our Public School, and the Spring Branch Education Foundation. Landrum has dedicated eight years of her time to advocate for AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs, and consistently attends Texas AmeriCorps events, swearing in ceremonies, and program site visits. Landrum also helped spearhead the City of Houston’s annual National Service Recognition Day celebration each April to thank national service volunteers for giving back to Texas communities. Mary Grace is also an active participate in the States for Service Public Policy Coalition to advocate for service and volunteerism at the local level.

2019 ASC Innovation & Leadership Award Recipients:

Friend of America’s Service Commissions: Congressman Tom Cole (Oklahoma)
Friend of America’s Service Commissions: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (Connecticut)
State Service Leadership Award: Governor Larry Hogan (Maryland)
ASC Honor Roll: Robert Shogren (Arizona)
Outstanding Commissioner: Mary Grace Landrum (Texas)
Outstanding Commission Executive Director: LaDawn Stoddard (Utah)
Outstanding Commission Staff: Stacey Scherschligt (Minnesota)
Outstanding Service Program: Metropolitan Ministries (Florida)
Outstanding Service Program Staff: Bridget Talebi (Washington)

“We’re thrilled to recognize Mary Grace Landrum as Outstanding Commissioner,” said Kaira Esgate, CEO of America’s Service Commissions. “Her eight years of leadership with OneStar have benefitted not only Texas, but set an example nationwide for the greater AmeriCorps and state service commission network for what an outstanding Commissioner can accomplish.”

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OneStar Foundation was created to support the State of Texas by strengthening the nonprofit sector, encouraging civic engagement through service and volunteering, promoting innovative strategies to address local issues, and facilitating public-private partnerships to expand the reach of the sector. OneStar Foundation is the Governor-designated National Service Commission in Texas and administers the AmeriCorps State grant program. OneStar is also home to Texas’ Faith-Based and Community Initiative. OneStar Foundation connects partners and resources to build a stronger nonprofit sector in Texas. Learn more at onestarfoundation.org.

 

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Chief of the Staff Celebrates an Abundance of Blessing at South London Divisional Celebration, UK

Salvation Army - International - 4 hours 2 min ago
Profusion means an abundance of something and the Commissioners Buckingham lived up to this by glorifying God with overflowing enthusiasm websa@salvationarmy.org 2019-09-20T12:46:19Z
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Children’s and Youth Ministry Leaders Meet to Consider How Best to Reach Generation Z

Salvation Army - International - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:06
95 leaders in children’s and youth ministry from 67 regions across the world gathered at Sunbury Court websa@salvationarmy.org 2019-09-18T20:06:32Z
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Walmart Donates $250,000 to The Salvation Army for Hurricane Dorian Response

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 08:01
The donation will support services to survivors and first responders in need of life-sustaining resources ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Sept. 14, 2019) – In early September, Hurricane Dorian made catastrophic landfall in the Bahamas before churning up the Atlantic coast of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. As response organizations continue aiding affected communities, Walmart provided critical support with a $250,000 donation to The Salvation [READ MORE]

Philippines: Philippines: Polio Outbreak - Sep 2019

Reliefweb.int - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: EP-2019-000110-PHL
Disaster type: Epidemic
Affected countries: Philippines

On 14 September 2019, VDPV2 was confirmed in one three-year-old child with Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) symptoms, from Lanao del Sur (Mindanao). The isolated VDPV2 was found to be genetically linked to the 2 confirmed VDPV2 environmental samples. As a result, VDPV2 was classified as circulating (cVDPV2). On 19 September 2019, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the re-emergence of polio in the Philippines and declared a national polio outbreak, in line with International Health Regulations (IHR). Synchronized polio vaccination conducted in Manila in response to the 1st confirmed VDPV1 samples only reached 53.8% of the target number of children aged 0 to 59 months. (WHO, UNICEF, 19 Sep 2019) DOH, in close coordination with local government units and concerned national agencies, and with the support of WHO, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and other partners, is preparing a rapid response, including a series of synchronized oral polio vaccinations to protect every child under the age of 5 years in areas at risk beginning in October 2019. (Gov't of the Philippines, 19 Sep 2019)


Date: 14 Sep 2019
Status: Alert

‘Glad for the opportunity to serve’: One Young Bahamian’s Experience of Hurricane Dorian

Salvation Army - International - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:25
As the biggest storm to hit the Bahamas loomed in the Atlantic, 16-year-old Akeem was helping others websa@salvationarmy.org 2019-09-13T20:25:18Z
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Salvation Army Deployed For ‘Long-Haul’ Hurricane Relief in Bahamas

Salvation Army - International - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:15
International Salvation Army disaster relief personnel and volunteers are deploying to Nassau and Freeport websa@salvationarmy.org 2019-09-13T20:15:20Z
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Salvation Army Deployed For 'Long-Haul' Hurricane Relief in Bahamas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:53
London, England (September 13, 2019) -- International Salvation Army disaster relief personnel and volunteers are deploying to Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas, to assist the existing teams in those locations as they continue to serve people impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Damaris Frick, Deputy Coordinator for The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services – who has arrived from London, UK – commends the local team [READ MORE]

Operation Blue Hens

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:05
Team Rubicon volunteers are providing chainsaw operations, debris removal and expedient home repair services to residents in Sussex County, DE.

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Operation Spoon River

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:14

Down But Not Out - A Hurricane Dorian Story

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:00
The Berkley Manor is a beautiful old hotel located on Ocracoke Island, NC. Its original woodwork and intricate details make it a unique place to relax and enjoy the island. In 70 years, the hotel has never flooded. But, when Hurricane Dorian swept over the island on Friday morning, September 6, the tide brought knee-deep water rushing into the hotel. Salvation Army disaster workers met Berkley Manor co-owner Rob Orr one morning when he walked to The Salvation [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Carolinas Continues Serving Outer Banks after Dorian

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 10:23
Washington, N.C. (September 12, 2019) -- The Salvation Army’s response to Hurricane Dorian continues in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Today, four Salvation Army mobile feeding units and crews of trained Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers are serving meals, drinks, and providing spiritual care on Ocracoke Island, in Hatteras Village, and Dare County. Power in the Outer Banks is restored for most of the [READ MORE]

Elizabeth Darling Confirmed by U.S. Senate as Commissioner of the Administration of Children, Youth and Families

One Star Foundation - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX – Elizabeth Darling, President & CEO of OneStar Foundation, was confirmed yesterday by the United States Senate to be the Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services based in Washington, D.C. In this role, Ms. Darling will oversee the $18 billion portfolio of programming related to child abuse and neglect prevention, foster care, youth development, adoption, runaway and homeless youth, teen pregnancy prevention, and family violence prevention.
 
Ms. Darling was nominated to the role by President Donald J. Trump in March 2018 and was re-nominated in January 2019. Following her confirmation by the Senate, Ms. Darling will leave OneStar and begin her new role at ACYF upon her formal commission by the President and subsequent swearing-in.  
 
The President & CEO of OneStar Foundation is a position appointed by the Governor of Texas, and announcements regarding new leadership will be forthcoming. To ensure a smooth transition, Chris Bugbee, OneStar’s Chief Operating Officer, will serve as acting President & CEO upon Ms. Darling’s departure.

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OneStar Foundation was created to support the State of Texas by strengthening the nonprofit sector, encouraging civic engagement through service and volunteering, promoting innovative strategies to address local issues, and facilitating public-private partnerships to expand the reach of the sector. OneStar Foundation is the Governor-designated National Service Commission in Texas and administers the AmeriCorps State grant program. OneStar is also home to Texas’ Faith-Based and Community Initiative. OneStar Foundation connects partners and resources to build a stronger nonprofit sector in Texas. Learn more at onestarfoundation.org.

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Salvation Army Relief Teams Converge on the Bahamas

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 09:15
The Salvation Army is deploying disaster relief teams from the Caribbean and from around to world. Nassau, Bahamas (September 11, 2019) - Salvation Army disaster relief personnel and volunteers are currently traveling to Nassau and Freeport to assist the existing teams in those locations as they continue to serve those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  

The Salvation Army Bahamas [READ MORE]

Cambodia: Cambodia: Floods - Sep 2019

Reliefweb.int - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 19:00
GLIDE number: FL-2019-000111-KHM
Disaster type: Flood
Affected countries: Cambodia

After Tropical Storm PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI's passage in recent weeks, flooding has affected Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand...According to DG ECHO, as of 11 September,...in Cambodia, 7 died and approximately 6,900 families were displaced. (ECHO, 12 Sep 2019)

Continuous flooding has affected several provinces along the Mekong River, resulting in 12 fatalities, according to media reports. More than 87,000 families have been affected and 10,000 have been evacuated across 14 provinces over the past ten days. The most affected provinces are Stung Treng, Kratie, Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum. Warnings for severe weather are in effect across Cambodia. (ECHO, 20 Sep 2019)


Date: 11 Sep 2019
Status: Alert

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