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Serve America Act to help volunteer organizations

WASHINGTON D.C. (KWWL) -- Hundreds of AmeriCorps members have helped Eastern Iowa communities recover from last spring's historic flood.

Tuesday President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which will help expand national volunteer programs like AmeriCorps.

Iowa congressman Dave Loebsack was on hand for the signing.

"My experiences working side by side with AmeriCorps members after the devastating floods of 2008 have shown me first-hand what a small, concerned group of individuals can do for an entire community," said Congressman Loebsack. "The Serve America Act honors the volunteers who provided effective and invaluable aid to our rural communities and flood ravaged areas."
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