Black Hills Works receive help from Americorp workers - KOTA Territory News

Black Hills Works receive help from Americorp workers


A Rapid City organization receives 8 set of hands to help it carry out its mission.

An Americorp National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is working with Black Hills Works for a six week stint. The team of eight's sole purpose is to teach and assist individuals with disabilities. But the volunteers are also lending a hand in the kitchen, arts center, and manufacturing room.

Joe Burmeister, the program coordinator at Black Hills Works says the general support the NCCC team provides to the agency is invaluable.

"Just a wide variety of things they can offer us, just an extra hand in general offers a lot of flexibility and a lot of latitude to do things," said Burmeister.

"It's been a wonderful experience. We've just been moving from different areas within the workshop and it's been a lot of fun and we've made great relationships with the people that we serve here." said Kegan Kegley, an Americorp worker.

NCCC team members will head home November 1st. Each member will receive $5,500 to help pay for college in exchange for their service.

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