AmeriCorps workers lend a hand at Woolman at Sierra Friends Center
February 11, 2019
The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Gold 7 team was temporarily serving with Woolman at Sierra Friends Center in Nevada City until the government reopened last weekend, according to a release.
Gold 7 consists of eight young adults from around the United States who will serve together for 10 months, and who are intended to partner with the Bureau of Land Management for the entirety of the year. Gold 7 arrived in Nevada City on Jan. 10 to lend a hand at Woolman at Sierra Friends Center in response to the government/BLM shutdown.
Woolman at Sierra Friends Center is a nonprofit Quaker organization that offers educational summer programs such as Camp Woolman, Teen Leadership Camp, The Woolman Outdoor School and The Jorgensen School for Nonviolence. The center's mission is to steward diverse learning communities and educational programs that weave together spirituality, peace, sustainability and social action.
While at the Sierra Friends Center, Gold 7 assessed and maintained hiking trails, chopped and stacked firewood for the wood-heated cabins, improved road drainage and infrastructure, maintained the irrigation system, and performed any tasks necessary to make up for the understaffed maintenance crew.
"Woolman at Sierra Friends Center is very grateful to have had the Americorps Gold 7 team working and staying with us for the last three weeks," said Chris Benfield, the Woolman at Sierra Friends Center maintenance supervisor. "Their can-do attitude and willingness to learn new skills to do what it takes to get the job done has been impressive. These young people are a credit to their generation and we wish them well in their future endeavors."
Source: Sierra Friends Center
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