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RPCVs respond with Tsunami Relief efforts
- December 27, 2005: Headlines: COS - Thailand: COS - Sri Lanka: Tsunami Relief: Crisis Corps: Peace Corps: Crisis Corps Volunteers work in Thailand and Sri Lanka Friday, December 30, 2005 - 11:53 am 
- June 22, 2005: Headlines: COS - Sri Lanka: Tsunami Relief: Crisis Corps: Peace Corps: Kevin Mackey of Washington, D.C. is a member of the First Group of Volunteers to Leave for Sri Lanka to Assist with Post-Tsunami Rebuilding Efforts Friday, June 24, 2005 - 11:34 pm 
- June 21, 2005: Headlines: Tsunami Relief: COS - Thailand: COS - Sri Lanka: Funding: Legislation: Appropriations: Peace Corps: Peace Corps Receives $1 Million to Support Rebuilding Efforts in Tsunami Devastated Thailand and Sri Lanka Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 12:15 am 
- March 19, 2005: Headlines: COS - Thailand: Tsunami: The Santa Fe New Mexican: Santa Fe lawyer and former Peace Corps volunteer David Davenport is one of eight Crisis Corps volunteers who will be aiding in constructing homes for tsunami victims in Thailand Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 9:51 pm 
- March 17, 2005: Headlines: COS - Thailand: Tsunami: Peace Corps: The first team of 8 Crisis Corps volunteers will depart March 18 for work in Thailand as part of the Peace Corps' relief measures in the wake of the recent tsunamis Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 2:50 pm 
- March 10, 2005: Headlines: COS - Sri Lanka: Tsunami: The Daily Mason Gazette: Sri Lanka RPCV Tucker McCravy to Report on Tsunami Reconstruction Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 11:19 am 
- March 16, 2005: Headlines: COS - Thailand: Tsunami: Hard News Café: Saundra Schimmelpfennig has agreed to serve as a Crisis Corps volunteer in Thailand as part of the Peace Corps' tsunami relief efforts Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 11:11 am 
- February 24, 2005: Headlines: COS - Indonesia: COS - Mali: Tsunami: Sudbury Town Crier: Next month Mali RPCV Chris Hundley will visit all of the elementary schools for grade level presentations on the culture and geography of Indonesia and explain the science and cause of a tsunami Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 6:49 pm 
- February 15, 2005: Headlines: COS - Sri Lanka: COS - Ivory Coast: Tsunami: Service: Gay Issues: The Advocate: Ivory Coast RPCV Kelly Darnell at work on Tsunami Relief in Sri Lanka Friday, February 18, 2005 - 9:15 pm 
When this story was posted in March 2005, this was on the front page of PCOL:
| The Peace Corps Library|
Peace Corps Online is proud to announce that the Peace Corps Library is now available online. With over 30,000 index entries in over 500 categories, this is the largest collection of Peace Corps related reference material in the world. From Acting to Zucchini, you can use the Main Index to find hundreds of stories about RPCVs who have your same interests, who served in your Country of Service, or who serve in your state.
| RPCVs in Congress ask colleagues to support PC|
RPCVs Sam Farr, Chris Shays, Thomas Petri, James Walsh, and Mike Honda have asked their colleagues in Congress to add their names to a letter they have written to the House Foreign Operations Subcommittee, asking for full funding of $345 M for the Peace Corps in 2006. As a follow-on to Peace Corps week, please read the letter and call your Representative in Congress and ask him or her to add their name to the letter.
| Add your info now to the RPCV Directory|
Call Harris Publishing at 800-414-4608 right away to add your name or make changes to your listing in the newest edition of the NPCA's Directory of Peace Corps Volunteers and Former Staff. Then read our story on how you can get access to the book after it is published. The deadline for inclusion is May 16 so call now.
| March 1: National Day of Action|
Tuesday, March 1, is the NPCA's National Day of Action. Please call your Senators and ask them to support the President's proposed $27 Million budget increase for the Peace Corps for FY2006 and ask them to oppose the elimination of Perkins loans that benefit Peace Corps volunteers from low-income backgrounds. Follow this link for step-by-step information on how to make your calls. Then take our poll and leave feedback on how the calls went.
| Make a call for the Peace Corps|
PCOL is a strong supporter of the NPCA's National Day of Action and encourages every RPCV to spend ten minutes on Tuesday, March 1 making a call to your Representatives and ask them to support President Bush's budget proposal of $345 Million to expand the Peace Corps. Take our Poll: Click here to take our poll. We'll send out a reminder and have more details early next week.
| Peace Corps Calendar: Tempest in a Teapot?|
Bulgarian writer Ognyan Georgiev has written a story which has made the front page of the newspaper "Telegraf" criticizing the photo selection for his country in the 2005 "Peace Corps Calendar" published by RPCVs of Madison, Wisconsin. RPCV Betsy Sergeant Snow, who submitted the photograph for the calendar, has published her reply. Read the stories and leave your comments.
| WWII participants became RPCVs|
Read about two RPCVs who participated in World War II in very different ways long before there was a Peace Corps. Retired Rear Adm. Francis J. Thomas (RPCV Fiji), a decorated hero of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005 at 100. Mary Smeltzer (RPCV Botswana), 89, followed her Japanese students into WWII internment camps. We honor both RPCVs for their service.
| Bush's FY06 Budget for the Peace Corps|
The White House is proposing $345 Million for the Peace Corps for FY06 - a $27.7 Million (8.7%) increase that would allow at least two new posts and maintain the existing number of volunteers at approximately 7,700. Bush's 2002 proposal to double the Peace Corps to 14,000 volunteers appears to have been forgotten. The proposed budget still needs to be approved by Congress.
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