2011.11.28: November 28, 2011: Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Paraguay Volunteer Emily Balog

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Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Paraguay Volunteer Emily Balog

Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Paraguay Volunteer Emily Balog

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Emily Balog on Nov. 27, 2011. Emily, 26, was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay and died of a fatal injury from an automobile accident.

Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Paraguay Volunteer Emily Balog

Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Emily Balog

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 28, 2011 - Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Emily Balog on Nov. 27, 2011. Emily, 26, was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay and died of a fatal injury from an automobile accident.

"Emily was a beloved volunteer who used her passion for people and art to work with a local women's cooperative and youth in her community," said Director Williams. "The entire Peace Corps community mourns the loss of such an incredible volunteer. Our thoughts are with Emily's family, host family, friends and community."Magnifying glass iconPeace Corps/Paraguay volunteer Emily Balog.

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Emily, a native of Burlington, N.C., arrived in Paraguay in June 2010 and was sworn in as a Peace Corps volunteer in August 2010. She served as a community development volunteer where she worked with a local women's cooperative to improve business practices, improve sales and market local goods.

Magnifying glass iconPeace Corps volunteer Emily Balog cooking with a local community member in Paraguay.As a secondary project, Emily also worked with her community to incorporate art, photography and painting into daily life. She recently worked with other Peace Corps volunteers to sponsor a photography competition for local youth in the community. Emily was expected to close her Peace Corps service in August 2012.

Emily is a 2007 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received a B.A. in journalism. She is survived by family in North Carolina.

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