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Storm Repair (Marion, AL)
From Saturday, February 22, 2020
To Sunday, March 01, 2020

This trip VIM is again partnering with Sowing Seeds of Hope, a grass roots community organization in Marion, Alabama.  Sowing Seeds of Hope is battling Perry County’s poverty issues on several fronts:  medical care availability, encouraging economic growth to provide local job opportunities, education, and housing.  It is in this last area that we will partner with Sowing Seeds of Hope.  They have identified both a need to assist homeowners with home repairs that allow individuals to safely stay in their own homes as well as the construction of affordable new homes.  A few home repair projects, including the construction of several accessibility ramps and roof repair are planned as well as assisting in their new home builds.  These builds are a result of grants through the Department of Agriculture.  Sowing Seeds of Hope has completed four homes and, by the time we arrive, will be in the midst of five new home starts. 

Marion is a community of 3500 people and almost 50% of the city’s residents live on incomes below the poverty line.  We will be working alongside the family members who will move into these homes when they are completed.

Housing will be at Siloam Baptist Church in Marion. A trip to the Civil Rights Museum in Selma Alabama is being planned as part of this trip.

Cost: $225 (Registration) + $300 (Van cost). Note motel cost is included in this. Checks made to St. Luke UMC/VIM - total $525

Registrar/Co-leaders– Terri & Mike DeMaster; W5194 Garton Rd., Plymouth, WI. 53073; Cell 920-946-3866, 920-946-5001; E-Mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Co-Leader– Bob Clingan, 2706 Homestead Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53711.Phone - 608-284-9328. E-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Location - Marion, Alabama