AmeriCorps grants to help combat opioid crisis, further urban safety initiatives

Wayne Newsroom, June 14th 2019

"Opioids now kill more people each year than car accidents, according to the National Safety Council.

In response to this public health crisis — and aided by a $152,676 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service — the AmeriCorps Community Training for Overdose Rescue (ACT) program will prepare community members in Southeast Michigan to take action during an overdose emergency to help save lives."

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AmeriCorps, WSU join forces to help secure Detroit neighborhoods

Wayne Newsroom, January 9th 2019

"The four fresh-faced volunteers stroll onto the porch of the older house on Detroit’s west side and begin knocking on the door. A resident answers a moment later. Soon after that, the team is hard at work.

Wayne State University graduate students Morgan Rote and Sarah Monhollen conduct an interview with the resident and inspect the home for 15 possible safety hazards, including child lead poisoning, asthma risks and smoke detectors.

Charles Harris prepares to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors while the fourth team member, Ayne Jeilani, unwraps other equipment. After assessing the needs of the home, the team installs two smoke detectors, a carbon monoxide detector and a deadbolt lock."

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