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By Dan Rudy 

AmeriCorps crew making friends and working projects


Dan Rudy

Most of AmeriCorps' Gold Four group get ready to continue work Tuesday on the elementary school's garden. The crew of 10 have been employed on a number of supportive projects around town since arriving last month. Their stop in Wrangell is their third and final leg of a 10-month deployment around the country, preceded by projects in Texas and California.

A group of visiting AmeriCorps volunteers have been leaving their mark around Wrangell the past month, with the community being their last stop in a 10-month tour of service.

Ten volunteers coming from all corners of the country have already been doing an assortment of projects for the community. They are part of a wider program which operates one of its five campuses out of Sacramento, California.

"The program that we are in is the National Civilian Community Corps," explained Kara Riley, the visiting crew's leader.

Aimed at 18- to 24-year-olds, volunteers are sent around the country to su...

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