The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board hosted its annual VHCB AmeriCorps Community Service Day on June 22, 2016. To recognize community service and National NeighborWorks week, more than 50 volunteers, including 25 Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) AmeriCorps members, came together to revitalize and restore neighborhood properties and nearby recreational areas.
VHCB staff and AmeriCorps members had volunteer crews at several sites including Good Samaritan Haven, the Vermont Foodbank, the Cross Vermont Trail Association, Heaton Woods, and Central Vermont Habitat for Humanity. Anne Duffy, Nancy Everheart, Diane Mackay, Rick DeAngelis and Americorps members, Chelsea and Karla, spent the full day at the shelter painting, sorting donations, cleaning and gardening.
The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps) is a statewide AmeriCorps project of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB). The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board is an independent, state-supported funding agency providing grants, loans and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, municipalities and state agencies for the development of perpetually affordable housing and for the conservation of important agricultural land, recreational land, natural areas and historic properties in Vermont. For more information, visit www.vhcb.org.
The VHCB AmeriCorps program is a national service project that places AmeriCorps members with affordable housing, land conservation and environmental education organizations statewide. Members increase the capacity and effectiveness of the organization where they serve while gaining leadership skills and connecting with the mission and goals of a community based nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.vhcb.org/americorps.