Team DHS Volunteers at DC Central Kitchen

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On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 six DHS employees from FEMA, USCIS, and NPPD chopped onions, potatoes, and more to help feed those in need in the DC area. If you would like to volunteer with your fellow DHS colleagues, please contact DELBoard@hq.dhs.gov.

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VOLUNTEER: October Events

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Serve Breakfast with So Others Might Eat – Friday, September 30, 2016 (6:30 am – 9:15 am)  71 O Street, NW Washington D.C. 20001.  I’m trying something new for those who have a hard time volunteering on weekends or evenings.  We will be serving breakfast at SOME’s O Street facility (near NoMa Metro Stop).  You’ll be a little late for work that day, but it’s for a good cause!  If you want to join the team, send an e-mail to janae.henderson@ice.dhs.gov

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Oct 1st   Service Project with the Mission Continues, Saturday, October 1, 2016 (7:30am-1:00pm), Benning Terrace Recreation Center (4450 G Street SE, Washington, DC 20019)Join us to update the community garden at Benning Terrace. To sign up, go to Mission Continues Benning Terrace Community Garden Build. Be prepared to get dirty and have fun.  Please inform Janae Henderson  if you will be joining the Community Garden Project.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Capital Area Food Bank – Saturday, October 8, 2016 (9:00am – 12:00pm)  4900 Puerto Rico Ave NE, Washington DC.  This project typically involves packing and/or sorting donated food. It also can include packing for CAFB programs, and assisting with various other tasks at the food bank. All of these tasks are considered light/medium labor and typically involves standing up for up to three hours and lifting up to 35 pounds. This activity will take place in either our Food Donations Room or Repack Room and the temperatures can fluctuate, so please dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. If you want to join us, send an e-mail to janae.henderson@ice.dhs.gov

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! DC Central KitchenFriday, October 14, 2016 (5:00pm – 8:00pm) Evening Meal Preparation – 425 2nd Street NW Washington, DC 20001.  Meal preparation is their most popular volunteer opportunity. Help DC Central Kitchen’s staff prepare over 5,000 meals each day by cutting, chopping and peeling thousands of pounds of food.  Dress code:  Due to health regulations, volunteers who do not follow this dress code will not be allowed to work in the Kitchen. Volunteers must wear:  Long pants (no pajama pants and no spandex pants please), Closed-toed shoes (no sandals), Tank-tops are not allowed, No exposed midriff.  If you are interesting in joining us, send an e-mail to philip.s.fuller@uscis.dhs.gov.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Martha’s Table – Sunday, October 23, 2016 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) 2114 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20009.  Food preparation program.  Help to prepare 150 – 250 meals for the nightly, hot meal distribution on McKenna’s Wagon.  If you are interested in joining us, send an e-mail to janae.henderson@ice.dhs.gov

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Serve Breakfast with So Others Might Eat – Friday, October 28, 2016 (6:30 am – 9:15 am)  71 O Street, NW Washington D.C. 20001.  I’m trying something new for those who have a hard time volunteering on weekends or evenings.  We will be serving breakfast at SOME’s O Street facility (near NoMa Metro Stop).  You’ll be a little late for work that day, but it’s for a good cause!  If you want to join the team, send an e-mail to janae.henderson@ice.dhs.gov

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Martha’s Table – Sunday, October 30, 2016 (4:45 pm – 6:45 pm) 2114 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20009.  McKenna’s Wagon Helper.  Help to distribute and serve food to clients of Martha’s Table. Helping out will allow you to see the direct impact that you are having on the community.  If you are interested in joining us, send an e-mail to janae.henderson@ice.dhs.gov

 

Team DHS Volunteers at DC Central Kitchen

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DHS employees gathered in July at DC Central Kitchen to help prepare food for DC’s homeless. Each day, DC Central Kitchen’s staff makes over 5,000 meals by cutting, chopping and peeling thousands of pounds of food. Last year alone, 1.8 million meals were distributed throughout the local community.

If you would like to volunteer at DC Central Kitchen with your fellow DHS colleagues, there is another opportunity coming up on August 18th from 5-8pm. Please send an email to Philip.S.Fuller@uscis.dhs.gov to register.

Want to make a difference in the lives of those in need?

In very rare circumstances, a disaster of extraordinary size (such as September 11 and Katrina) may occur that would require DHS departmental components and other federal agencies to augment FEMA’s workforce. In exceptional circumstances such as these, we will need a volunteer employee force, known as the Surge Capacity Force (SCF), that is willing to be deployed to a disaster location to help FEMA with response and recovery support.

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The SCF program is seeking volunteers who want to help when the need is greatest in support of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, including catastrophic incidents. The SCF program is currently being rolled out throughout the department and will then be rolled out government-wide. All volunteers will be trained and utilized in three FEMA program support elements — National Processing Service Centers, Cadre Support, & Community Support. The cadre support element offers opportunities for members to consider that may be in-line with current job series, skills and abilities.

This site provides answers to frequently asked questions, training requirements for the program and links to training courses, how you might be deployed, and much more. To complete your enrollment, you will need to provide your home address, email, and emergency contact information to be entered into FEMA’s Deployment Tracking System and complete a 2-hour responder orientation webinar. This data will be protected with the highest level of security. Please contact your agency POC for more information.

With your help, we can be ready to respond to any event or to simultaneous events, no matter how large the impact.

Submit questions to SurgeCapacityForce@fema.dhs.gov or call the Surge Capacity Call Center at 855-377-3362

Read stories from SCF volunteers, as they share their experience supporting Sandy operations.

Story from: http://dhsconnect.dhs.gov/Pages/SurgeCapacityForce.aspx.

MALCOLM X COMMUNITY CENTER REVIVAL WITH THE WASHINGTON, D.C. 1ST SERVICE PLATOON


JULY 16, 2016 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

MALCOLM X OPPORTUNITY CENTER

1351 Alabama Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20032 

DC, DC 20032 

Please join Washington DC 1st Platoon and our sponsors at Lockheed Martin for a tremendous day of service at Malcolm X Opportunity Center. We will be working hand in hand with local residents to beautify and increase the capabilities of this vital community staple. 

Tasks will include:

  • Painting a new logo
  • Deep cleaning the center’s kitchen
  • Constructing a picnic area
  • Demolishing old benches surrounding the baseball diamond
  • Building clothing racks and raised garden beds
  • and painting new games in the parking lot

Register at https://www.missioncontinues.org/event/details/a1l40000003jSCNAA2.