Sacramento Volunteers Head To Gulf Coast
Nearly 150 young people, based in Sacramento, are heading to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, to spend the next 9 months rebuilding homes and schools there.
Friday, October 20, 2006
They are members of Americorps, the federal government service program, created to assist with unmet human needs.
Lauren Hazewski with Americorps, says the members will be helping victims of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina:
We’re hoping by our own efforts to help rebuild the area, that we will bring back a sense of hope to the communities as well, and maybe inspire the people who live in those communities to help rebuild the area as well.
Americorps members are not paid for their service, although they do receive a 45 hundred dollar stipend which they can use to further their education or pay off their student loans.