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Volunteers Needed In West Virginia

The Presbytery of Western North Carolina Mission Committee is offering a mission trip to West Virginia to help with flood recovery. The number of natural disasters seems to be overwhelming in the recent past. South Carolina, Louisiana, Eastern North Carolina, East Tennessee, and West Virginia have all experienced disasters that will take years to recover from. We have been to South Carolina twice and will be planning other trips.  This spring's trip is to an area that was devastated by floods; an area that already experiences high levels of poverty. We will be working with the help of West Virginia Ministry of Advocacy & Workcamps, Inc., Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and Ronceverte Presbyterian Church in Greenbrier County.
WVMAW is a long term recovery agency that is an arm of the WV Presbytery disaster response. We book week long groups for long term recovery projects, and have project managers who lead and teach and keep materials on site. Generally we book Saturday to Saturday, but most groups arrive on Sunday. We are flexible in that many cannot stay the full week so you can choose how many days would work for your team. The cost is $250 per person for the week, and we can break it down to daily working day rate. The only cost you will need to figure is transportation and food.
Dates:  Sunday, April 30 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
Cost:  $250 per person for the whole week (food will be included); cost will be prorated for those staying less than the full week.
Registration forms are available on the Presbytery Website:
Registration forms and $50 registration fees should be sent to the Presbytery Office no later than April 1, 2017.
Age limit: 18+ (or 16+ with parents)
Questions? contact: Ed Forsyth at
Presbytery of WNC Attn: Lisa Pressley
114 Silver Creek Road
Morganton, NC 28655

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