Morgantown, oh Morgantown, how glad I am to meet you! I've missed my bicycle so much since leaving Utah and look forward to pedaling around the hills of West Virginia. There's a cool used bike shop near where we will be working and I'm going to try and get a deal and bring back my favorite activity. While in Morgantown we will be living at a Boy Scout Camp! Rumor is that we may move into town for part of the project but we'll see.
Our project consists of 3 different organizations and areas of work.
- Greater Morgantown Area Youth Commission: Working the the Youth Council to build a Teen center where the youth can socialize. We will be doing actual construction on the interior of a building they've already acquired, plus putting in a basketball court and outdoor rec area in the empty lot out back.
- United Way Youth Volunteer Connection: Blue and Goldmine Rummage Sale! We will be organizing and executing a giant rummage sale of the goods leftover from student housing at West Virginia University. Last year they collected over 30 tons of items, including 51 couches. More than 75 % of the items were sold and the rest donated to local organizations.
- Friends of Decker Creek: Our plans with this group have changed because they lost their funding for an outdoor classroom we were scheduled to build. In addition to the stream monitoring we were planning on doing, we will now be restoring wetlands or something of the sort? Environmental work. With hippies. YES!
I'm excited about our upcoming project but probably will not be blogging much. Unless I purchase a new laptop my internet use will be limited to borrowing someone else's or using my team leader's when we get into town and find some wi-fi. For now, Adios!