Mission: workcampNE seeks to provide an environment that helps foster the growth of students' relationship with Christ through community service opportunities. We celebrate each evening with a worship service and hear a lesson that ties in our day's work with the message of the gospel. Our service is to provide home repairs to those who cannot afford to do so themselves, are elderly or physically unable.
Through the use of community service we are able to demonstrate and make "real" the gospel message and impress upon our need as Christians to "do" rather than "be."
Our service to the community is to provide home repairs to those who either cannot afford to do so themselves, are elderly or physically unable. We provide all the materials and labor and there is no cost for the resident. This is a service to families, single parents, and individuals.
Jr. High and High School students come from all over the country (mostly the northeast) and pay a tuition to attend. Much of the tuition is then used to pay for the materials. The students provide the labor.
Results: Since 2003...
Homes/Families served: 380
Students & adults serving: 2910
Volunteer hours donated
during the 3 weeks of service: 79,677
Cost of Materials donated: $285,041
Financial Impact: $792,861
Target demographics: students with growing their faith through community service
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 200 students and 30 families.
Geographic areas served: the northeast
Programs: worship and devotions for the students and no cost home repairs to the community we serve. We will work on the homes of the under-resourced, elderly and the physically unable, providing the labor and materials at not cost to the residents.
It has been such a blessing to see students grow in their faith - youth ministers connect with their "kids" and witness the residents of the communities we serve connect with our Sr. High Schoolers & Jr. Highers.
Home repairs take a back seat to the lives impacted... but that's ok, the goal is to be examples of what God calls us to do - love one another. We choose to do so through tangible efforts of providing minor home repairs... and our students & volunteers are THE BEST!!
I have been involved with workcampNE for 6 years in multiple capacities. My first experience with workcampNE was as an intern with Manchester Christian Church when they attended the summer program. I quickly saw the value and impact this orgnaization has on students and community residents. The students I led began the week unsure of themselves, but by the week's end they had bonded together and developed a new appreciation for service. This lead me to bring the students from my ministry in IL for 5 years. Every year my students could not wait to come back to workcampNE. They loved the spiritual growth that took place, the friendships they formed, and the joy seen on the resident's faces. workcampNE had a profound impact on the lives of the students in my ministry. I began serving as a Board Member for workcampNE in 2009. I have now been able to witness the integrity and commitment of workcampNE to living out G.R.A.C.E to further impact students and communities.