The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County has won an award for being “Sponsor of the Year” after being nominated by two AmeriCorps groups that worked in the county during the past year. Fire Safe Council Executive Director Joann Drummond says both crews worked clearing brush and defensible space for the Fire Safe Council.
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The AmeriCorps class is made up of 18 to 24 year-olds who enter the 10 month program to earn scholarship money or to pay off existing student loans. They spend from 4 to 8 weeks with each sponsor and will work with 4 to 5 sponsors throughout their 10 month program. Drummond says they are hard workers and a pleasure to work with and she is honored by their nomination.
Drummond says she will be applying for another class of AmeriCorps students to come work in the county again.