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Americorps group serves Albany

February 22, 2005

Albany-- Flint River Habitat for Humanity's new office project brought group of volunteers to Albany, who travel the southeast region working on rebuilding projects. Americorps is a national service program for 18 to 24-year-olds who serve their country for a ten month period.

Ten volunteers from the Americorps division in Charleston, South Carolina are spending several weeks working on Habitat's new Albany headquarters. This project is the group's fourth service project in the southeast so far. This group has helped out on the hurricane-ravaged Gulf coast and at an elementary school in Charleston.

"I hope to give back to my country. After I graduated college I wanted to do a year of service and I wasn't sure how to get involved. and a friend told me about Americorps. and I researched it online and I loved the idea of traveling and serving my country," says Americorp volunteer Carrie Frank.

People who join Americorps get a small living stipend, as well as some money toward a college education. If you want to learn more about Americorps, or look into joining the group visit www.americorp.gov.

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