“Impact the Valley” to Repair Homes of Low Income Area Residents

Over 140 youth and adult volunteers from nine churches and youth groups will descend on the Northern Shenandoah Valley for the eighth annual Impact the Valley Summer Mission project.  From July 15 – 20, the volunteers will be working to improve homes that belong to low income families in Winchester and Warren, Clarke, Shenandoah and Frederick counties.

Work projects include painting, bathroom remodeling, improving access for wheelchair bound individuals, and other repair projects.  Most of the residents being helped are elderly or disabled people living on limited incomes.  Households are screened for income eligibility by Help with Housing of Berryville, a community based organization that helps people with emergency home repairs.

Impact the Valley is managed by a coalition of churches and ministries including Marlow Heights Baptist Church and Streetwise Ministries of Front Royal.  Teens Opposing Poverty of Berryville is the umbrella organization for the summer outreach.

For more information about Teens Opposing Poverty please visit  www.teensopposingpoverty.org