Volunteers help with ongoing Hurricane Matthew cleanup in Kinston

Published: Nov. 27, 2017 at 8:11 PM EST
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The cleanup across eastern Carolina continues from Hurricane Matthew that hit more than a year ago.

A group of young adults between 18 and 24 participating with AmeriCorps helped Monday to clean the Kinston dog park by doing landscaping work and remodeling a foot bridge that had major damage after Hurricane Matthew.

The group volunteers with AmeriCorps on different assignments during a ten month period.

During that time participants have to work a minimum of 1,700 hours and when they graduate from the program they get an education award of nearly $6,000 and a living allowance of $4,000 that they can use to go to college.

The group consists of about ten members and they've already worked other projects in Tarboro and Princeville doing construction work on homes that were hit by flooding from Hurricane Matthew.

While in Kinston they will also work with cleanup at the Kinston Neuseway Nature Park.