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Name: Community Service in Wayne County, NY
Region: New York U.S.A.
Mission Type: Community Development

Community Service in Wayne County, NY

Located in a lush region with green rolling hills, Newark, New York is a remarkable community of around 10,000 people—a community with a vibrant, established relationship with Week of Hope. The historic Erie Canal passes through the village of Newark, allowing boaters to travel along a scenic water route from Albany to Buffalo. The community incorporates a portion of the Canal Way Trail System, giving ample recreation for hikers, bikers, or individuals who just wish to enjoy wildlife and quiet trails.

Week of Hope teams will be serving in an area where they are needed and appreciated. Shifts in industry and agriculture have left the region in a long-standing period of economic adjustment. As is frequently the case, the very old and the very young often feel much of the burden—and the Week of Hope in Newark focuses on these populations. Deep friendships are built through Jesus-centered service: A local family still has a picture on the wall of their children with campers from a Week of Hope camp four years ago. Teams are both anticipated for their arrival and remembered when they leave.

If you come to Newark, you will leave knowing that you have been a blessing to specific people. Our long-term host is a partnership of two churches—and between the two churches is a park that’s home to a weekly farmers market. Teams will experience the benefits of the established relationships in the community—including meals prepared by groups such as Rotary.

Where

Wayne County, New York

When

Jun 19 2016 to Jun 24 2016 Jun 26 2016 to Jul 01 2016 Jul 03 2016 to Jul 08 2016 Jul 10 2016 to Jul 15 2016 Jul 17 2016 to Jul 22 2016 Jul 24 2016 to Jul 29 2016 Jul 31 2016 to Aug 05 2016

Skills

Basic labor and painting skills.

What We Will Do

As your team members enter into the lives of others and build relationships with the people of Wayne County, they’ll experience God working through them at projects such as these: –Perform grounds maintenance at a multi-acre organization that provides an oasis for young people battling cancer.
 –Sort donations, clean and paint, and spend time with children at a safe house for victims of domestic violence. –Assist with home repair and painting for residents from several local churches. –Work on grounds and building maintenance at one of several homes for senior citizens, and spend time building friendships with the residents. –Provide programming for visiting children and assist with maintenance and animal care at a unique shelter for animals. –Do minor fix-up repairs to homes belonging to elderly or disabled individuals, and spend time visiting and befriending the residents.

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