For the past six weeks, 10 young adults who hailed from Arizona to New York volunteered at Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties. As part of the AmeriCorps NCCC team, their goal is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service.
Park City was the fourth and final stop for this particular NCCC team. They also spent time serving in Louisiana, Oregon and California. Their projects have ranged from FEMA flood and disaster relief, to preservation and restoration of native species in wild spaces. While they do not choose their destination cities, they have committed 10 months of their lives to selflessly helping others in the communities where they are sent.
Over the last six weeks the team worked more than 2,200 hours in the community! They worked on more than 6 projects ranging in scope from house maintenance and cleanup for an elderly disabled couple, to landscaping one of Habitat’s newest homes. They also had an opportunity to participate in some unique local events, including Park City’s 4th of July Parade, and spent some time on Park City Television’s Mountain Morning Show.
It has been a pleasure to have the AmeriCorps NCCC team work with us and we look forward to hosting another team next year!