On May 16, volunteers organized by Carnegie Hall’s Preserve WV AmeriCorps member Kiersten White participated in two clean-up projects in Greenbrier County.
Six fellow Preserve WV AmeriCorps members, along with Amy Ahrens, Senator Stephen Baldwin’s political intern, convened at Carnegie Hall. The volunteers cleaned out and mulched flower beds to prepare for the Hall’s upcoming Ivy Terrace Summer Concert Series. In the afternoon, AmeriCorps members headed to Caldwell to help City Recorder Shannon Beatty with the RiverWise Labyrinth park by cleaning out the rain gardens and mulching.
The Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s statewide service initiative where members help main streets thrive, help communities capture their local history, and preserve beloved West Virginia landmarks. The project is created in part by a Preserve WV AmeriCorps position made possible through Preservation Alliance of West Virginia grant from Volunteer WV, the State’s Commission for National and Community Service, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is enforced by, CNCS or the AmeriCorps program.