Monday, February 29, 2016

A concrete way to help people hurt by the transition from fossil to renewable fuels

CUCC friends Bill and Rosemary Pate continue to organize adults-only long weekends to make homes warmer, safer and dryer in Appalachia.   They are expert organizers, wonderful project crew leaders, and delightful people to spend time with.  If the youth's Mission Moment about their week-long ASP trip intrigued you, but you don't have a full week to spare, consider the long-weekend ASP trip with the Pate's.  As with the youth trip, you don't have to have construction skills to be a useful part of the team.

From Bill and Rosemary:
"Christ The King Lutheran Church (Cary) is sending Appalachia Service Project volunteers to Guyan Valley West Virginia to make homes "warmer, safer, drier" on  April 14-17, 2016.  We are hoping to have enough volunteers to work on 5 houses. The Guyan Valley area has recently been hit by many layoffs by the mining companies.  As you know the need for housing repairs is great.  The good news is that Appalachia in the Spring is beautiful. Please let us know if you would like to join us.

You may register for the trip by going here and clicking on the "Join an existing group" button and by entering the Group #5413."

- submitted by Jane Smith, a member of several Pate-organized ASP summer weeks