SHERIDAN — On June 5, a team of eight AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps young adults began a five-week project with the Habitat for Humanity Eastern Bighorns chapter based in Sheridan.
According to a press release, the team will undertake several individual projects including framing, painting and roofing. By working with low-income families to build their homes, the team hopes to learn new skills in construction. They will also help organize the local ReStore branch with Habitat for Humanity employees.
Habitat for Humanity is an international nonprofit housing organization committed to providing low-income housing for families.
Both the NCCC team and Habitat employees look forward to the project’s undertaking.
“Honestly (it helps) just getting the work done and also watching your generation put themselves into something with no promise of a reward,” site supervisor Brian Spring said about the new AmeriCorps NCCC team’s support.
In addition to helping the local Habitat chapter, the AmeriCorps NCCC team helped get the community garden located at the Welch Cancer Center up and running last weekend.