Founded on the principle of enlisting the power of a prepared citizenry, Citizen Corps has it's original roots in the "Points of Light" foundation. In January 2002, President Bush launched Citizen Corps, to capture the spirit of service that emerged throughout our communities following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
Citizen Corps was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.
In Campbell County, the core volunteer organizations making up our Citizen Corps Council include:
The Salvation Army
The American Red Cross
The Campbell County Critical Incident Stress Management Team