Cameron Wood of Modesto has graduated from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps' southern region campus in Vicksburg, Miss.
Wood, who graduated from Modesto High in 2012 and played baseball for the Panthers, completed more than 1,700 hours with AmeriCorps in 10 months, responding to seven disasters and working on 72 projects.
Wood was among those deployed to Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac, flooding in Florida and Kentucky, and tornadoes in Alabama and Kentucky.
He worked on home construction and restorations, volunteer organization, and debris removal; he served meals; and he built trails and community gardens.
AmeriCorps is a full-time, team-based, 10-month, residential national service program for men and women ages 18-24. For more information, visit www.americorps.gov/nccc.
Blankets of Love, a committee representing a group of Modesto churches, sent more than 550 blankets to the East Coast to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The group began collecting the blankets in mid-November. Casey Moving Systems of Ceres delivered them Dec. 27 to the Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Staten Island, N.Y.
Reg Merritt, owner and floral designer of Twigs and Stems in Modesto, has been chosen as an exhibitor in the Bouquets to Art 2013 show at San Francisco's de Young Museum. The event will run March 19-23 at the museum, which is in Golden Gate Park.
Actions by the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors:
Appointments of Verne Masse to the Mental Health Board and Natasha Roof to the Child Abuse Prevention Council.
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