Amelie Cook ’20 Lends Helping Hand with the National Civilian Community Corps
Amelie Cook ’20 has deferred a year from Carleton College to serve with AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and help people in need around the country.
“Due to the COVID pandemic, there has been a serious shortage of volunteers, and many organizations still need lots of help. Currently, I’m doing disaster relief work in Southwest Louisiana. I’ve been removing fallen trees and debris from people’s homes and helping homeowners muck and gut their houses that have suffered extreme water damage from Hurricane Laura. It’s very challenging work, both emotionally and physically, but I’ve gained so many new experiences and perspectives and I’m grateful for that!” If anyone is interested in getting involved, Amelie is happy to answer questions.
At Webb, Amelie was a day student prefect and the Editor of News and Opinion for the Webb Canyon Chronicle.