Monday, July 11, 2011

ASP Adults-only trips planned for fall

Adults, would you enjoy doing home repair in the mountains this fall?  Our friends Bill and Rosemary Pate are planning their adults-only fall trips with Appalachia Service Project.  They will be having an organization and training meeting on Saturday, August 27 from 11 am to 2 pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cary. Lunch will be provided.  Call the CUCC office to get the Pate's contact information to RSVP for lunch.

From the Pates:  "The first trip is a long weekend October 6-9 traveling to The ASP Guyan Valley Center in Brenton, West Virginia. We will travel on Thursday, work on Friday and Saturday and travel home Sunday. The cost of the trip is $145 per volunteer .
The second trip will be a week long stay November 6-12 at The Appalachia Service Project Center , Jonesville, VA. We travel on Sunday, work 5 days then return home on Saturday. The cost is $ 300 per volunteer.
If you have volunteered with ASP in the past you know what a good feeling it is to help improve living conditions for needy families. You also know that there is work for every level of abilities. The only real requirement is a servant's heart. We would love to speak with anyone who needs more information about the program. There is also a lot of information and several videos available at the Appalachia Service Project's website : asphome.org"

The Pates maintain a scholarship account to defray costs as needed so don't let the money prevent you from going.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Volunteer opportunity for daylight drivers & families alike

Equality NC has been collecting postcards signed by North Carolinians to tell their legislators that they oppose a constitutional amendment which restricts the rights of LGBT North Carolinians.  Now the 1000's of cards need to be sorted by legislator.  This is where CUCC comes in.

Come to the CUCC fellowship hall this Monday evening (July 11), anytime between 6-9pm to lend your hand in sorting.  We'll be joined by Equality NC volunteers from all over the state.   Expect laughter, snacks, and a chance to meet interesting people.  Bring a friend.  If you can read a name, alphabetize, and walk/roll, you have the skills needed. A great volunteer opportunity for folks who don't like to drive in the dark or for families with older children & youth; work for a while, then head home.

For more details, see the Equality NC events page.