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April 15, 2012 Mark Huber writes:
Right now I am working as an AmeriCorps Vista in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The town experienced historic flooding in the summer of 2008 and is still recovering from the disaster. I am a project coordinator, which means I oversee multiple work sites and organize volunteers for those sites. We take the houses we work on from start to finish: mucking and gutting down to the studs, dry walling, insulation, mudding and taping, sanding, and painting.
CREC was an incredible experience for me as a person. Spending the amount of time with the people of CREC was a blessing. There are so many fascinating people that are involved with both CREC and the flood recovery team here in Iowa. Working with CREC further strengthened my desire to help others. Volunteering to help people or the environment is much more rewarding than anything that I've done. Because of CREC, I feel that non-profit volunteering will always be a part of my life.