ST. PAUL, Minn. – To help communities in northern Minnesota respond to the COVID-19 crisis, North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army will be participating in the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative this summer. This initiative will help AmeriCorps members serve in critical roles such as supporting food shelves, assisting homeless individuals, providing child care, assisting older adults and other important roles.
“By participating in this initiative, AmeriCorps volunteers have an opportunity to make a real impact on our community as we respond to this crisis in the next several months,” said Senator David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm). “We all have a role to play in helping one another get through this, and this is just one of the ways that people can help. I encourage people looking for ways to help to step up and apply for this opportunity to help those in need.”
AmeriCorps members receive a modest living stipend, health insurance and a post-service education award they may use to pay down student debt, further their schooling or pass it to a child or grandchild for their higher education costs. They also receive valuable job experience in high-needs areas.
More information about the program, its benefits, opportunities to serve, and applications are available at this website: https://www.servetogrow.org/response. Applications are being accepted until May 20. Accepted AmeriCorps members will serve from June 8 – August 15.