Volunteers honored for community work

Local - 7/28/2014 6:23 PM by Stuart Hammer

BECKLEY – A group of national volunteers working in the Mountain State is honored Monday morning for their community action.

The National Civilian Community Corps team has been serving Beckley since July 10.

The group has done renovation at the Wildwood House in Beckley, the historic home of the city's founder. They have also done extensive work at the New River Park installing a new drainage ditch to control water run-off.

This is the sixth time West Virginia has hosted a team, and organizers say getting stuff done is something this area badly needs.

“Provide resources to our community, what they need the most and where they need it the most,” says Conservation Legacy VISTA Executive Director, April Trent, “And a lot of it is sweat equity.”

Corps member Sabree Koonce comes from Leavenworth, Kansas, “I  get to travel around, I get experience, I get to see things, meet new people, and I get to help out the community that need it the most.”

This NCCC team has also been traveling to work in Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina doing construction, clean-up, and beautification.


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