With the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, one Littleton resident is working to support the rebuilding efforts of communities destroyed …
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With the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, one
Littleton resident is working to support the rebuilding efforts of
communities destroyed by the storm.
Chase Roland is serving on a team of eight AmeriCorps National
Civilian Community Corps members, in areas affected by the
Roland along with his team, Raven Two, is in the middle of a
nine-week project deployment working with The St. Bernard Project
in Chalmette, Louisiana.
Each team member contributes to the various project missions to
rebuild the Parish of Saint Bernard and New Orleans.
“It is amazing how much work needs to be done four years later”
Based in Perry Point, Maryland, Roland is one of 160 young
people pledging to perform 10 months of public service throughout
the country as part of the 15th class of the NCCC, an AmeriCorps
program. This is the 15th anniversary for the program for young
people ages 18 to 24.
In exchange for completing 1,700 hours of service during a
10-month term, participants receive an education award of nearly
$5,000, plus a living stipend and housing.
Roland has already served with the NCCC for seven months and
will continue to serve until he graduates from NCCC in
Prior to his project with The St. Bernard Project, Roland has
also worked on two other projects around the United States, and
will work on at least one more projects before the end of his term
During his first round project his team spent two months
building houses with Habitat for Humanity in Mobile, Alabama. His
second project was with a new sponsor for Americorps NCCC, and his
team lived in Baltimore, Maryland working with Community
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