MIAMI (CBS4) – Young adults from AmeriCorps are giving back to the South Florida community.
The group of 10 people has been volunteering in Liberty City where they are building homes with Habitat for Humanity.READ MORE: Coral Gables Man Refuses To Sell Family House Swallowed By Massive Development
“For me it’s just part of everyday life to go out to help and serve,” said Ashley Denn who is the team leader of the group based in Liberty City. .
The AmeriCorps members are focusing their efforts along NW 64th Street. Since they arrived two and a half months ago, they have helped build more than 25 houses in the area.
“It’s been really nice,” said Joshua Zuhone who is from New York, “Meeting new people, helping people who really need it.”READ MORE: Tropical Storm Claudette Forms, Lashes Gulf Coast With Heavy Rain
The volunteers range in age from 18 to 24 years old. All 10 live together in a house in Liberty City. AmeriCorps provides room and board, a $320 dollar per month stipend, plus a $5,500 educational scholarship that members can apply toward college or a student loan.
“It has just helped me become a more well-rounded person,” said Alex Uncle, 18, who is from Dallas.
The team is scheduled to complete their assignment in Liberty City at the end of the month. They’ll then travel to Mississippi where they’ll be teaching children good nutritional habits.MORE NEWS: CDC’s Cruise Safety Regulations Thrown Out By Federal Court, Delivering Victory For Gov. Ron DeSantis
“I think it’s important to know who you’re helping, know the area and people, so you can help serve them better,” said Uncle.