VISTA AmeriCorps comes to Iowa to help in cleanup
In the summer of 2008, flooding devastated Iowa. More than 100 people signed on with VISTA Americorps to come to Iowa for the summer and do the dirty work of flood cleanup. Vista workers have their room and board provided and receive a small stipend plus a scholarship or cash award at the end of their service. Funding for the Iowa summer program was provided, in part, by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).