Resilience Americorps Vista
In an effort to help build stronger and more vibrant communities, Lutheran Services Florida partners with the nonprofit, government, and private sectors to help better prepare traditionally underserved communities for man-made and natural disruptions. As a Lutheran Services in America (LSA) member organization, LSF was selected as 1 of 8 AmeriCorps VISTA locations throughout the United States to improve the resiliency within low-income communities. The public-private partnership will help communities plan and implement efforts necessary to become more resilient to shocks and stresses.
The AmeriCorps VISTA member is located in Tampa, Florida and is focusing their efforts on helping the Tampa Bay community better withstand and recover from disruptions such as home fires, economic crisis, extreme weather events, or man-made disasters. The AmeriCorps VISTA member’s primary objective is to assess community resilience, engage local nonprofit and government agencies, recruit and manage volunteers focused on disaster services, and provide disaster preparedness and recovery training.