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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • ‘Brothers Keeper’ applications sought

  • In this its 11th year in Jackson County, Brothers Keeper is looking for “new places, fresh faces.”
    The regional mission work opportunity for high school/college-aged youth volunteers is seeking project applications. Eligible projects are not income-based.
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  • In this its 11th year in Jackson County, Brothers Keeper is looking for “new places, fresh faces.”
    The regional mission work opportunity for high school/college-aged youth volunteers is seeking project applications. Eligible projects are not income-based. The Brothers Keeper youth from across West Virginia and as far away as Toledo, OH, work under adult supervision to perform minor home repairs like interior and exterior painting, trailer roof sealing, porch/step/ramp repair, yard work, dry wall and many more projects.
    One past project was building a chicken coop turned out to be a “chicken condo,” as youth volunteers dubbed it, according to Renee DeLong of CRI who has been involved with Brothers Keeper here since its beginning.
    “ We’re looking for project for the volunteers to take on,” said DeLong. “We do some 30-40 projects each year, and we’ve got room for more for this year.”
    DeLong said the local program is hoping to branch out in a 50-mile radius for 2013 to take in projects in Wood, Wirt, Roane and Mason counties as well.
    “It’s a great ministry and great fellowship,” said Frank Miller of Parchment Valley Conference Center, where the volunteers stay, fellowship and worship during the week’s stay.
    If you are interested in having work done on your home, please acquire an application, fill it out, and send it in before the deadline (May 1, 2013). Project work will be done July 7-12.
    Applications can be picked up at Community Resources, Inc. (CRI), Jackson County Libraries, DHHR, River Valley Health Clinic and at the Parchment Valley Conference Center.
    If you need help in filling out the application, contact CRI at 304-373-03013 at the WorkForce WV Office.
     
    For more information, contact Karen Hargett, Guest Services and Events Manager, at Parchment Valley Conference Center at 1-800-489-8564 or 304-372-3675 or email: Hargett@wvbc.org.
     
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