YORK CITY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
(NYC-ARECS) CALENDAR OF PUBLIC SERVICE EVENTS OPENS TODAY.
TO PROVIDE VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO 12 ORGANIZATIONS IN 2012
NY (April 1, 2012)
The New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Service
(NYC-ARECS)'s annual calendar of Public Service Events opens today.
This year, in 2012, NYC-ARECS will provide volunteer support to
12 non-profits including four national charitable organizations,
each with their own unique and important mission. The national
groups include the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
the March of Dimes, the American Diabetes
Association, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
the NYC-ARECS, and other emergency communications teams around
the country, work with charitable organizations to provide communication
at various venues, as part of their extended mission. All of the
communication team members are volunteers, who donate their time
and equipment, as a way to support the mission of these important
national charities. In addition, the deployment of communication
team members to an event with tens of thousands of people such
as a marathon, or to a bike-a-thon spread over a wide geographic
area, provides a perfect training opportunity.
of people volunteer for many different reasons, but one thing
that unites them all is that they find it challenging, rewarding
and varied. Volunteering can add a great deal to your life and
the lives of those for whom you volunteer. It offers you a chance
to become involved in a project or with an organization you really
care about as well as an opportunity to meet new and like-minded
people. It also gives you the chance to try out something different
to your 'everyday' job.
President of the NYC-ARECS said "We have been working
with many local and national non-profit groups for years, and
each year we walk away feeling like we accomplished something
and actually made a difference. Providing communications at our
annual events is also an important training opportunity which
we look forward to."
groups and organizations benefit from the input of volunteers
by gaining a new and valued perspective on their work as well
as the precious resource of time. Even a small commitment can
have a lasting effect on an organization and the people it represents.
Above all, its a chance to make a real difference.
A full list
of the NYC-ARECS Public Serve Events can be located here: nyc-arecs.org/events.html
of NYC-ARECS are dedicated to providing auxiliary radio communications
for New York City in the event of a technological, natural or
terrorist disaster. Team members are licensed by the U.S. Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) and may participate in the Radio
Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), a protocol created by
the FCC and is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency