AmeriCorps Week- Building Better Communities, One House at a Time

You may not have known, but AmeriCorps week came and went and all throughout the nation AmeriCorps teams got together to provide a week of service to their communities. Here in Central Ohio, several AmeriCorps teams including the American Red Cross members, worked hard to extend their service in different ways. Here are a few of our projects:

AmeriCorps- Getting Things Done for America!

Monday May 16th, Project: Neighborhood Canvassing.  Teams went out on the southside of Columbus to distribute information about Babysitter Training to the neighborhoods surrounding Buckeye Middle School. Despite the rain, 500 homes received information about training that can help save lives and increase kid’s independence.


Wednesday May 18th, Habitat for Humanity:  Habitat for Humanity is an organization that works to provide low-cost housing for low-income families. Our team got to put the siding up on a house that was already under construction in Southeast downtown Columbus.


Wednesday May 18th, Imago Community Gardening Project in Cincinnati AmeriCorps members from Columbus traveled to meet up with other members in Cincinnati to work on a community Gardening project. Corps members planted, weeded, and cleaned-up with the Imago organization— working to connect people to nature in the Cincinnati area.


Sean Coffman, Madison County AmeriCorps, at the Imago project.

Thursday May 19th, Inter Faith Blood Reception Team members from the Columbus Chapter of the American Red Cross connected with the local faith community by helping out with the Inter Faith Blood Reception hosted by the American Red Cross and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Faith leaders from around Columbus were present to learn how to increase blood donations in diverse and ethnic communities by starting with their own congregations.


Friday May 20th, Habitat for Humanity Members went back on Friday to finish up with the siding on the house that began Wednesday.


Learn more about AmeriCorps here!


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