Members of AmeriCorps NCCC-FEMA Corps team Summit One assisted the nonprofit organization, Brave Heart Children in Need, with helping organize their warehouse as well as helping put together backpacks for children in foster care for this coming school year.

Brave Heart is a nonprofit organization that is focused on improving the quality of life for children who are experiencing the trauma of being removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect.

Brave Heart participates in many community projects and activities regarding the challenges facing Louisiana’s most vulnerable population children in foster care.

They are inspired by the concept that tangible items can be a source of comfort and consistency for these children. Many times the children when removed, come out of the home with nothing but the clothes they are wearing.

The FEMA Corps members are looking forward to helping better the lives of many foster care children.