Salt Lake County's AmeriCorps Most Vulnerable Program Gives Back on 9/11
Posted By Regional Development
September 17, 2020
To remember and mark the 19th anniversary of 9/11 in 2020, Salt Lake County’s AmeriCorps Most Vulnerable Populations (MVP) Program gave back to the refugee community in Salt Lake City.
The AmeriCorps MVP Program aims at providing support to Salt Lake City’s homeless and refugee populations by assisting them in gaining employment and stable housing.
Representatives from partners at the Road Home, Utah Community Action, International Rescue Committee, Catholic Community Services, First Step House, and Housing Connect all came out to help!
Salt Lake County partnered with the International Rescue Committee's New Roots Program at their Wheadon Farm in Draper assisting with beautification projects. County volunteers helped refugee farmers to harvest tomatoes and Serrano peppers. Residents can even purchase some of the produce harvested at several farmers' markets throughout the County and support these refugee Utahns!
Learn more about the New Roots Program and the International Rescue Committee at https://newrootsslc.com.