2008 Statewide Report

ACMAC Members: Ebony Carter, Emily Clark, Rebecca Harbage, Heather Hass, Jack Hughes, Jordan Lyons, Tina Maples, Amanda Megyesi-Mcave, Silke Popp.
Total # of Volunteers: 670
Total # of Hours: 1421


Rimrocks cleaned
“I participated in a volunteer clean-up of the Rimrocks on the edge of Billings, MT. Specifically I spent time picking up trash and scooping dirt into a sieve, filtering out broken glass and debris from the sand” Silke Popp.

Eastern Montana:

“Fort Peck youth came together to give the Wolf Point Boys and Girls Club "a face lift". Huge rocks, collected by many volunteers, were placed along the wooden border of the front garden, to give it a rocky/cobblestone look. Concrete was mixed and slacked on top of the border, and the rocks were placed. A couple of trees were also planted in the garden of the Club. There was a Barbeque” Ebony Carter.

Helena :

Raised $800.00 for the Helena Pregnancy Resource Center, etc.
As a part of Global Youth Service Day 2008, AmeriCorps members, alumni, youth, and community participants gathered to make a difference in the community of Helena. Partners included the Helena Indian Alliance, the S.A.V.E. (Student Advocates for Valuing the Environment) Foundation, Carroll College Softball weekend and the Prickly Pear Land Trust. The day started off with volunteers gathering at the Carroll College Cube listening to words of encouragement by Kathy Bean from the Governor’s Office of Community Service and Matt Elsaesser from the S.A.V.E Foundation. Volunteers broke into groups and proceeded onto their sites to clean-up gardens, recycle, build trails and collect clothing donations. The day ended with Frisbee, pizza, and a reflection about the day of service and how proud everyone was to take part in it.


1 ton of trash picked up, 10 city blocks cleaned
“Volunteers met at Depot Park and dispersed to clean up downtown Kalispell. Recyclable materials and trash were picked up. An informational fair was held with booths from recycling groups, the forest service, and the county landfill. The winners of a youth recycling poster contest were announced” Jack Hughes.


1010 food items collected
“The Park High School Service Outreach Club organized a two week long food drive that was kicked off on GYSD, Friday, April 25th and concluded on Friday, May 9th. All of the 1010 food items collected during the food drive were donated to the Food Pantry at 112 North M. St in Livingston” Tina Maples.


Property clean-up
“On Global Youth Service Day, eight students from Sentinel High School worked together with University of Montana staff, the Flagship program, and Americorps VISTA and Montana Campus Corps members from around Missoula to revitalize the Moon-Randolph Homestead for the upcoming spring season. Volunteers built rainwater catchments, tilled soil, prepared orchards and cleaned out chicken and goat pens to ensure the future of one of Missoula's hidden treasures. Caretaker Andy Smetanka led a tour of the property, and provided information about the site's history” Jordan Lyons.

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