Sierra Service Project (SSP) has just ended a very busy and successful summer of home repair and youth ministry, according to an organization spokesperson. Volunteer teams of more than 2,000 junior- and senior-high youth, along with adult chaperones from their churches, worked on six reservations in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho, and in Urban Los Angeles. Teams included 628 volunteers from 38 churches in the California-Nevada Annual Conference.
The hardworking volunteers completed 145 projects, ranging from roof installation and building wheelchair ramps, to renovating bathrooms at a community center and taking part in a community garden project.
SSP employed 51 young adult summer staff members to lead the project sites. Three teams of youth and young adult volunteers spent two weeks in Honduras, where they built six houses and learned about the local culture.
The summer of 2010 saw the greatest numbers of volunteers, staff, and projects in SSP's history!
Sierra Service Project is now looking forward to 2011. Next spring, youth groups and campus ministry groups will have the opportunity to participate in Alternative Spring Break projects at the Urban Los Angeles site. For more information and to register, contact Rick at the SSP office, 916.488.6441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about 2011 summer projects will be available on September 15, 2010 on the SSP website – www.sierraserviceproject.org. Priority registration is due November 15, 2010.