As many of you may know, this week is AmeriCorps Week, seven days when we celebrate all things national service. After swearing in two new full-year VISTA members as well as Fairbanks' new Chief of Staff earlier this week, we all headed over to the Fairbanks Children's Museum for a morning service project.
While working on storage maintenance/culling/rearrangement, a camera crew from local television station KTVF filmed our maintenance work as well as interviewed most everyone involved. The story ran during this morning's news, and I am adding some photographs to round out how it looked from a participant's perspective. We thought we would only have enough time to tackle a portion of what needed to be addressed, but the entirety of the storage space's contents is now culled, organized, and ready for any staff member to easily and quickly access. Sometimes it is just this type of relatively simple resources management that can make a huge difference to a non-profit looking for ways, with limited time and staff, to quickly translate new ideas into practical programs. We were thrilled to say a big service thank-you this week in this way!