Thursday, November 30, 2006

Compassion, Inc.

Persevere was featured in the November issue of the @BC web Bulletin.

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Brother & Sister Team Join Persevere

Barbara and Sam Seymour have joined fellow Winchester, MA native and Persevere Operations Director, Rebeca Howard in Mississippi. Barbara and Sam will be volunteering with Persevere’s Katrina Relief Project until late December.

Persevere Awarded Grant

Persevere was recently awarded a generous grant from the Clipper Ship Foundation to further hazardous tree removal along the Gulf Coast. The grant funding will be used to buy more equipment including safety equipment and new chainsaws. The grant also provides Persevere with fuel funds for tree team vehicles and saws. The grant comes at a crucial junction in the race against time to bring down the dead standing trees that threaten FEMA trailers and homes being rebuilt. For ways you can help contact

Persevere and Americorps St. Louis

Members of the Americorps ERT (Emergency Response Team) based out of St. Louis, MO have started working with the Persevere Tree Team. Americorps members will be assisting Persevere volunteers clear trees after they are felled. The ERT Americorps are staying at Village Tent City in Pass Christian. Persevere will begin construction of a kitchen for Americorps and other volunteers staying at tent city early next week.

Persevering at BC High

Bill Driscoll Jr. returned to his old stomping grounds to speak to students about volunteering and his experience helping those affected by Katrina.

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Persevere Tree Team Update

October was another successful month for the Persevere Tree Team. Our quest to help residents rebuild and/or remove hazardous trees surrounding their houses or trailers continues to gain steam. During the month of October Persevere volunteers removed 160 trees. That brings the total to well over 600 trees removed since June.