IMPACT THE VALLEY - July 14-19, 2013
THE FIRST STEP TO IMPACTING THE NATION
What is it?
Impact the Valley (IV) is a local, ecumenical, mission event bringing youth and adult teams together to repair homes of low income families and serve homeless families in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
How it works (a brief summary):
Project coordinators select homes belonging to low income individuals and families. Most of these are elderly or disabled. During the week, work teams conduct repairs (sometimes extensive), painting and clean-up. One or two teams of volunteers serves families living in low budget motels. These families struggle to make ends meet.
Youth, young adults, skilled professionals and adult supervisors will work in these communities for 5 days to do the physical work and meet other needs in the communities (children's activities, etc.). Youth and other workers will also use the opportunities presented by the work to build relationships with the people they serve. On Sunday through Thursday nights volunteers and others attend worship at Marlow Heights Baptist Church.
Impact the Valley is a Christian event, not affiliated with any denomination. The event is scheduled for July 14 - 19, 2012.
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WANT TO PARITCIPATE?
We are still taking applications from groups of youth and young adults for the 2007 event. Contact us or the Warren Coalition for more information. Go to our publication menu above to view and download Brochure and Youth, Adult, and Group registration forms.
VOLUNTEERS AND SERVICES NEEDED
We are also looking for people who have building skills: carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, etc. Site leaders participate for free. Other needs are trucks to haul trash, and people to help prepare food for our workers.
Not all youth and youth groups can raise the money for a mission trip. One of our goals at IV is to minimize the cost to our missioners. We are looking for folks to donate money, food, kitchen supplies, building supplies, paint, cleaning supplies, and tools.
Lodging: Lodging is at the Front Royal RV Campground on Rt. 340 just south of Front Royal. There are cabin accommodations for up to 100 people (bed space for 84, so some have to sleep on the floor). RV and tent spaces are also available and are included in the registration fee. Cabin space is awarded to groups on a first come-first serve basis.
Cost: The cost for those staying at the campground, either in cabins or camping spots, is $135 for the week. It includes lodging, all meals and a T-shirt. For participants not staying at the campground, the cost is $35 for the week.
Registration: Groups must fill out a group registration form, giving an estimate of the number of participants and a $35 deposit. Deposits are applied to the total balance owed by the group. By June 1, individual registration forms are due. The remainder of the fees are due no later than Sunday July 14.