Americorps NCCC Sun 3 Fire Management Team Joins Forces With Habitat For
Humanity To Construct Homes For The Needy:
Week 3 Progress Report
This past week, the Sun 3 Fire Management Team accomplished a great deal of work. Sun 3 assembled and put up interior walls, a garage, and put roof trusses into place on one of the homes they are working on in Sherwood Forest. It was hard work for the team of 10, but the news that they passed their first inspection made them very excited!
AmeriCorps NCCC Corps Members, Nick Jasso from Redwood City, California and Conner Kijek for Frederick Maryland share some of their insight that they have gathered since starting to work with Habitat for Humanity of Teller County. “Where I’m from, it’s nearly impossible for some people to buy a home. How Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing for people around the world is very powerful.” -Nick “Habit for Humanity is made up of a lot of great people that have taught me a lot of construction skills and techniques that I will use in my future home. I am very thankful for the opportunity that I have had to work with them.” -Conner
On Sunday, Jan 24th, Sun 3 assisted a Ropes Course Instructor lead children through a series of confidence course challenges. The course progressively lead the children to push themselves to new limits. They started balancing on a rope only a few feet off the ground, with ropes on each side of them to hold onto. By the last challenge, they were safely harnessed and walking along a log 30 feet up above. “It was great volunteering at the Colorado Lions Camp. Helping to guide the children to overcome their fears was very inspiring” states Julie Vang, a Sun 3 Corps Member.
The following day, Sun 3 traveled to the town of Victor, where they volunteered to help the city take down all the Christmas Lights. Without their help, it would have taken a whole day to accomplish, but Sun 3 had the task done before noon.
~ By Ian Day