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Peace Corps on the rise

RENEE LOTH'S statement about interest in the Peace Corps and the current number of volunteers is the opposite of the facts. As of Oct. 1, 2003, the Peace Corps had 7,533 volunteers in the field serving in more than 70 countries around the world. This represents the most volunteers since 1974.

The passion to serve in the Peace Corps was on the rise in New England even before 9/11. We are delighted with the current surge of interest as Americans contemplate their role as global citizens.

JAMES ARENA-DEROSA
New England director Peace Corps Boston
 

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