Vanceburg View: The Latest News from the Glenmary Farm

Posted: 4/12/2012

Joe Grosek Glenmary Director of VolunteersSpring 2012

Volunteers Complete Successful College Alternative Spring Break Season

I would like to thank college volunteers from St. Xavier University, Eastern Illinois University Newman Center, Notre Dame University, Loyola University of Chicago, Loyola University of Maryland, Walsh University and St. Joseph College for a great month of mission work in March.

Volunteers worked with Peoples Self Help Housing on building the new low-income apartments located at the Evergreen subdivision in Tollesboro. They also worked on building a room for a pool table and a room for children at New Beginnings, a local drug abuse center. Volunteers served with Licking Valley C.A.P and spent time at Comprehend, an adult day program, and at local nursing homes. They delivered wood, worked around the Farm, and visited Wild Woman. Like years past, this year March was a joyful and prayerful experience.

Changes at Lending a Helping Hand Food Pantry

Lending a Helping Hand rented out three rooms in the old Tollesboro High School for the rummage store, which reopened for the March handout of food. This new setup provides more room for shoppers and for us to store and separate clothing. The next big project for Lending a Helping Food Pantry is to purchase a new truck for use by pantry staff.

Looking for Farm Managers and Summer Staff

The time of service for the current Farm Managers is coming to an end. The Glenmary Volunteer Program is looking for quality individuals to serve at the Glenmary Farm both as managers and summer staff. Those interested in serving with us need to be at least 21 years old and do not need prior construction experience.

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