Local Habitat for Humanity adds AmeriCorps VISTA to staff

NEW ULM – Brown County Habitat for Humanity has added Jenna Cornish, a 2014 graduate of Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, to its staff in New Ulm. She will serve in AmeriCorps VISTA for a year-long internship with the affiliate.

Cornish will live in New Ulm during her service year. Her work will broaden relationships in greater Brown County, and begin work in Sleepy Eye and Springfield. She will also on resource development and volunteer recruitment.

Cornish has previous volunteer experience at her church, a hospital, other places in the community and as Girl Scout.

“As a VISTA, I am looking forward to helping others have a safe and decent place to live. My work with Habitat for Humanity will help me to develop my work skills and give me a place to use what I have learned in my schooling, ” she said.

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Brown County Habitat for Humanity serves residents who reside in Brown County.

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