MT AmeriCorps Alums recognizes Mat Darlington
Montana AmeriCorps Alums is recognizing Mat Darlington,
Campus Corps AmeriCorps member at Montana Tech
Montana AmeriCorps Alums is recognizing Matthew “Mat” Darlington with four tickets to attend the Tim Tebow fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of South West Montana on March 6 in Butte.
Mat is currently a Montana Tech student and serves with the Campus Corps AmeriCorps Program. This team of 15 AmeriCorps members work 4 days a week to build high performance, solar-ready homes.
Mat was chosen because of his commitment to service as a solution to local challenges. While in High School, Mat previously served in AmeriCorps with Young Adult Service Corps and helped to build homes with NeighborWorks. Darlington said the AmeriCorps Education Award enabled him to pursue a degree in Construction Management
Joining Mat will be Bill Ryan, Department Chair of the Trades and Technology Division at Montana Tech and three AmeriCorps members to hear Tim Tebow’s word of inspiration to help out Habitat for Humanity.
Over the years Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana has benefited from many AmeriCorps and VISTA members through service and alumni as staff.
Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps Partnership
Since Habitat partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service in 1994, over 7,000 AmeriCorps members have served with Habitat for Humanity. These individuals have served over 15,000 U.S. families, contributed more than 12 million hours of service, raised tens of millions of dollars in cash and in-kind resources and mobilized over 2.5 million volunteers. For more information or to learn how to get involved please visit habitat.org/americorps or americorps.gov.
- Habitat for Humanity has AmeriCorps programs in 38 states and the District of Columbia.
- Over 550 AmeriCorps members are serving in over 180 U.S. communities
- Habitat AmeriCorps members are anticipated to serve nearly 2,400 families, provide over a million hours of service, mobilize over 200,000 volunteers and raise millions of dollars in cash and in-kind resources for local home building and community development.
- 15 AmeriCorps members are engaged in supporting Habitat’s national veterans’ initiative.
During the 2010-2011 Service Year
- Nearly 700 Habitat AmeriCorps members served over 200 communities in 39 states and the District of Columbia.
- Nearly 3,000 families were served through new house building, weatherization and the rehabilitation and repair of existing homes.
- AmeriCorps members touched nearly one- third of families served by Habitat in the U.S. during FY 2011. Habitat served 9,323 U.S. families in FY 2011.
- More than 1.2 million service hours were contributed by Habitat National Service members
- AmeriCorps members mobilized, trained and managed over 250,000 volunteers
- Nearly $5 million in cash and in-kind resources were generated by AmeriCorps members for local HFH house building and community development efforts.