Senator Chris Coons is encouraging Delawareans to join those serving their communities at one of several AmeriCorps service projects around the state in honor of AmeriCorps Week beginning March 9.
Each year, AmeriCorps enables more than 100 individuals to provide intensive, results-driven service to meet education, environmental, health, economic and other pressing needs in communities across Delaware. Since 1994, more than 2,000 Delaware residents have served more than 2.6 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $5,900,000.
The following events are taking place in Delaware during the week of March 11:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 11: Habitat for Humanity, A Brush With Kindness- Habitat for Humanity has a build project on King Road, Seaford.
9 a.m. March 11: Habitat for Humanity, A Brush With Kindness:- Project will assist a homeowner with disabilities at 9946 Cedar St., Laurel. Work begins at 9 a.m. and cleanup will take place around 2:30 p.m.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12: The Caring Corps-The Caring Corps will host a service event assisting the homeless at Samaritan Outreach and Distribution Center, 1410 North Claymont St., Wilmington.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13: Emergency Services Corps- The Emergency Services Corps will clean up the Cranston Heights Fire Company at 3306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14: Connecting Generations- The Youth Ambassadors program is sponsoring a number of projects including painting murals, building picnic tables and general clean-up of Central Middle School, 211 Delaware Ave., Dover.
Noon to 3 p.m. March 15: Emergency Services Corps-The Emergency Services Corps will clean up the Christiana Fire Company's fire trucks and gear at 2 E. Main St., Christiana.
Noon to 3 p.m. March 15: Totally Awesome Players- The Totally Awesome Players event will bring volunteers together to spread the word around the Wilmington community about the local theatre program for young people with intellectual disabilities. The location of the event is the Delaware Theater Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington.
For more information, visit www.americorps.gov.