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REACH Newsletter -- April 2019

March Madness -- Alternative Breaks 

And just like that, the wild month of March has come and gone! Our busiest season of Alternative Breaks yet is complete. Between 9 colleges and universities, over 140 students, staff, and faculty volunteered a total of 2,534 hours of service with the Rescue Mission, Roanoke Community Garden Association, Christian Soldiers Food Pantry, FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Kids Soar, the Hermitage, Roanoke Greenways, First Christian Church, and REACH’s Neighborhood Revitalization Projects, the Dale Sisters! Each and every Alternative Breaker accepted the challenge to extend their service beyond the community here in Roanoke and continue spreading hope, empowering others, and sharing the joy that comes from service back in their own communities. We are so very thankful for all of the work they accomplished with our community partners and hope to see them again next year! 

Announcing this Year’s Summer Service Camp Theme…

We are two months away from 2019’s Summer Service Camp! In preparation for this summer’s season of service, we’re ready to announce this year’s theme. 

This year’s theme is...drum roll, please…

STORIES! 

Here at REACH, we believe you don’t know someone until you know their story. This summer, we plan to share stories of joy, hope, and fulfillment as we serve together with the people of Roanoke. 

If you haven’t registered to serve with us this year, you still have time! We are still accepting registrations, but are filling up fast! Register today to guarantee your week of choice!

ANNOUNCEMENTS
AND VOLUNTEER NEEDS

 
April 6 -- This Saturday is Clean Valley Day! Join the community in one of the largest neighborhood clean-ups of the year! Contact us to find out how. 
April 8 -- The first of many REACHcooks to come starts up next week! Sign up for the first class here
April 15-18 -- Rocky Mount Baptist Church’s middle and high school youth are coming to REACH for an Alternative Break!
April 27 -- The YMCA is in need of volunteers for Healthy Kids Day! Contact us to sign up!
April 27 -- Morningside Elementary School’s PTA is hosting their Spring Carnival! If you want to help out, let us know ASAP! 
May 4 -- It’s time for the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure! Sign up here to volunteer at the event any time throughout the day!
 
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