(U.S. SENATE) – Senators Jon Tester and John Walsh Monday announced that three Montana AmeriCorps organizations will receive $2.2 million from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  The three organizations are:

• The Montana Conservation Corps will receive nearly $1.9 million to improve parks and trails, and support environmental health and tourism.  A Veteran Corps component will receive training to make them eligible to obtain Chainsaw and Basic Wildland Firefighter certifications.

• Montana State Parks AmeriCorps will receive $167,000 so AmeriCorps members can improve the condition of state park lands, enrich educational opportunities, increase volunteer capacity, and strengthen community outreach.

• Justice for Montanans Project will receive nearly $227,000 so AmeriCorps members can serve as navigators of the justice system.  These navigators will help low-income residents find the information and resources needed to resolve legal problems.  Members will recruit and support volunteers to gain knowledge of the legal system and exercise their legal rights and responsibilities.

“Montanans today are committed to serving their communities more than ever before,” Senator Tester said.  “Given the stiff competition for these grants, only the most exceptional proposals are awarded funding.  I’m especially proud of these organizations and the great work they are doing to improve our state.”

“In Montana, we are proud of our commitment to our communities and we value service to one another,” said Walsh, who previously served on the Montana Commission of Community Service. “These values are part of what make Montana such a great place to work, live, and raise a family.  The hundreds of volunteers who will be able to continue their work thanks to these grants will better our state and ensure we hand down a better Montana to future generations.”

“AmeriCorps members make a powerful impact on the toughest challenges facing our nation,” said CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer.  “Building on Montana’s strong tradition of neighbor helping neighbor, AmeriCorps members will improve lives and strengthen communities across the state.  While they serve others, AmeriCorps members will also expand opportunity for themselves – gaining skills and experience to jumpstart their careers.”

The current year’s AmeriCorps grant cycle was highly competitive, with strong demand by organizations seeking AmeriCorps resources.  The 2014 competition prioritized investments in economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, disaster services, and continued a new initiative for governors and mayors.

ABOUT AMERICORPS:

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service each year to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 25,000 locations across the country.  These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.  AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit http://www.NationalService.gov.


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I’m not surprised this has been poetsd on RBN’s website as well for it has become the norm these days for the patriot media to parrot mainstream media Jewish myths about Hitler’s Brown Shirts. The excerpt below is from a review of Who Financed Hitler: The Secret Funding of Hitler’s Rise to Power 1919-33, by James Pool and Suzanne Pool Its amazing how the alternative media tells us that we’ve been lied to on just about or all of our history, yet they continue to push these myths about Hitler and the NSDAP. Look at the third paragraph carefully and ask yourself; is this what America is facing and then look at who is behind it then and now.Excerpts;Among conspiracy believers it has long been an article of faith that Hitler was secretly funded by Bolshevism, by Wall Street or by international Jewish bankers. Indeed, World War II did make the world safe for Bolshevism, delivering half of Europe into communist hands. It also devastated the White nations of the world, killing millions of the flower of European manhood in the process. However, Who Financed Hitler presents little evidence to support the conspiracy thesis. Most of the money Hitler received from the wealthy class came from nationalist German, British, and American individuals acting alone, an example being car maker Henry Ford. If communism did provide money, it constituted only a small fraction of Hitler’s backing.The truth is that Hitler was the most popular politician in Germany in the late ‘20s and early ‘30s. He did not seize power by overthrowing a legitimate regime. He garnered the votes of millions of ordinary German workers, shop owners and artisans. He was opposed not only by communists   with whom he waged, quite literally, a battle to the death   but also by most of Germany’s military, industrial and intellectual leadership. His Brown Shirt street army has been condemned, but in post-WWI Germany it was a necessary self-defense tactic adapted from the communists, who routinely used mob violence against opponents.The Treaty of Versailles created economic conditions where Hitler’s populist message could gain a hearing. The Allies forced a prostrate Germany, threatened by communist revolution from within, to accept full blame for the war. Reparations included the loss of 25,000 square miles of territory together with 6 million inhabitants. Germany lost 65 percent of her iron ore reserves, 45 percent of her coal, 72 percent of her zinc and 10 percent of her industrial capacity. A 26 percent tax was placed on all German imports. It was calculated that, with interest, the cash reparation burden would have taken 50 years to pay off.

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