A team of 11 from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) has been working with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County since November 3rd to help make 42 structures safer from wildfire and directly affected 43 people. Joanne Drummond with the Nevada County Fire Safe council says the team spent 2825 direct work-hours helping the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County.
“We completed 14 special needs clients for defensible space clearing. They pulled five sites for Scotch Broom removal. They worked with five of our Firewise communities implementing projects and we even managed to pick up three community projects. We cleared the Deer Creek School in Nevada City, Western Gateway Park and Pioneer Cemetery in Nevada City.”
The AmeriCorps team also served the local community by working with local non-profit organizations such as the Downtown Association of Grass Valley at Santa’s Workshop, Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army. The team collectively completed 475 hours of service with these and other local non-profit organizations. AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps is part of a network of national service programs created to improve the environment, enhance education, increase public safety, and assist with disaster relief and other unmet human needs.