AmeriCorps NCCC assists community in restoring Stronghold

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An AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is hosting a community service day on Saturday, June 6 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center, 1922 IL Route 2 North in Oregon.

This event will provide an opportunity for AmeriCorps NCCC and the community to work together in restoring the local environment.

The AmeriCorps NCCC and its FEMA Corps units engage 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year.

AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery work.

The NCCC team along with volunteers will be removing garlic mustard from the group tent area of Stronghold’s 360-acre site.

Those volunteering should dress appropriately for outdoor work conditions by bringing rain gear, wearing long sleeves, applying sunscreen and insect repellant.

For more information about the community service day call Jan Hartman at 815-973-9989 or or more information about the role of AmeriCorps NCCC members in the event contact Sylas Walker at 570-259-4269.

Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center provides the community with opportunities for educational, religious and recreational enrichment and also hosts church retreats, team-building initiate business meetings and outdoor education.




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