For the past 5 years Meeting Alliance has supported a team of volunteers from Moorestown, NJ who travel for a week in late July to West Virginia to work with an organization called Appalachia Service Project. On this trip, the volunteers perform much needed repairs on the homes of those living in difficult circumstances, while bringing hope to the families they serve and the communities they impact. This year the team of 88 volunteers from Moorestown set up shop in Chapmanville, WV for the week of July 20th-25th.
The projects on this trip literally ranged from roofing to flooring; working on all aspects of homes inside and out, transforming the community into a ‘warmer, safer, and drier place to live’ – ASP’s motto. The group of student volunteers boasted a number of first timers, including many incoming high school Freshman, who when asked claimed, “[they] took more from the trip then they had ever imagined possible, had been deeply impacted by their service and experiences, and would definitely serve on the ASP trip again next year.”
Meeting Alliance’s own David Burris put his industry experience to work as a board member of the Moorestown ASP Trip by helping to raise funds and awareness, while assisting in the trip’s planning and organization. David, a 5 year veteran of the trip and resident of Moorestown, organized a charity golf tournament held at Golden Pheasant Country Club in South Jersey on May 30th. The tournament of 50 golfers was a great first year success, and Meeting Alliance showed their support as a hole sponsor and by assembling a foursome to play in the tournament including: Founding Partner, Michael Franks; Senior Sourcing Manager, Joe Mannino; and Project Coordinator, David Burris.
For more information on ASP as an organization please visit: www.asphome.org.
For more information on the group of volunteers from Moorestown, NJ and updates on next years’ service trip, please contact David Burris (firstname.lastname@example.org).