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Mayor Slay Shows Support for AmeriCorps St. Louis ERTs

AmeriCorps receives critical boost from Lumiere Place to continue relief efforts in Joplin and North County.

September 1, 2011 | 2 min reading time

This article is 11 years old. It was published on September 1, 2011.

St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay was on hand one day last month to lend his support and a hand as AmeriCorps St. Louis, the nation's most recognized national service disaster relief program, received a critical boost to its ongoing efforts in north St. Louis County and Joplin from Lumiere Place.

Mayor Francis G. Slay assists AmeriCorp and Lumiere Place team members with donations.

Pictured above is Kathleen Bercherer, Program Director, AmeriCorps St. Louis, handing a box to Mayor Slay, as Lumiere Place team members beside him await to assist in processing the donations.

Lumiere Place, the downtown casino and hotel complex donated more than $10,000 worth of desperately needed relief equipment to assist AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Teams (ERTs). ERTs provide logistical support for emergency operations, assist governmental agencies on disaster preparedness, response and recovery and have been key responders here at home and around the nation.

Donated items included pressure washers, gas powered generators, pop-up tents, extension ladders, extension cords, Pole Saws, boots, heavy duty rubber gloves and florescent high visibility vests.

Mayor Francis G. Slay poses with Lumiere Place team members at AmeriCorps St. Louis.

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