UNITED METHODIST ECONOMIC MINISTRY (UMEM) - Administrator, Rev. Michele St. Cyr; Administrative Assistant, Tammie M. Gould; Summer Housing Mission Supervisor, Chad Rhodes, 1458 Salem Road, Salem Township Maine 04983.
Projects: house painting/repair, roof repair, insulating, carpentry, plumbing, electrical. Stay onsite with self-cooking, showers, 2 dorm facilities with bunk beds. $200/person/week. Avoid Oct. to Apr. Accept: J over 13, S, A, RV. Max 20. (UMVIM Project # NEJ-NEC-0204-04) (Updated: 1.5.14)
UMEM LIMESTONE - Pastor Ellen Cleaves and Malcolm Hare, (207) 325-4870, 2 Burleigh Ave., Limestone, ME 04750. Mission camp where volunteers come and work on local housing issues for elderly, low-income and handicapped homeowners. UMEM is assisting in the growth of this program and we will be glad to assist any group who wishes to work in the extreme northern part of Maine. Y, YA, OA, A. Group size 20. (UMVIM Project # NCJ-NEC-0204-05) (Updated: 1.5.14)
MECHUWANA MISSIONS CAMP – WINTHROP, ME - Norman Thombs (207) 377-2924, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mechuwana.org.
Projects include home repair, wheelchair ramps, building new homes, food bank work, vacation Bible school, and many other community outreach possibilities. Open year round. Can accommodate family groups with younger children during certain weeks. Normal costs pp average $250 wk, includes room, board, and project funds.. J, S, F, A, AO, I. Max 100. (UMVIM Project #NEJ-NEC-0204-03) (Updated: 1.3.14)
DOWN EAST MAINE MISSIONS - Campground RD, East Machias, ME 04630. Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Housing Rehab and Repair program located in the poorest county in New England. Also available in July and August: thrift store, support programs for migrant and seasonal workers, collaboration in a youth camp for disadvantaged youth. Those interested can request a DVD of the program. Material match of monetary donations requested. Cost is $50-75/person for housing. Provide own food and cooking staff. For more information on these programs and how you can help, contact us directly by email at DEMM@maineline.net or write to Down East Maine Missions, PO Box 286, East Machias, Me 04654.. J, S, F, A. Max 60. (UMVIM Project # NEJ-NEC-0806-01)
GREENWOOD MEMORIAL UMC COMMUNITY OUTREACH - Contact Rev. Garvin Warden, Greenwood Memorial UMC, 378A Washington St., Dorchester, MA 02124. (617) 288-8410, (617) 825-5692, email@example.com.
The Greater Boston area has many not-for-profit organizations looking for help and support as they try to alleviate poverty and many of the social ills faced in the urban environment. Greenwood Memorial UMC, in conjunction with many not-for-profit agencies of the Greater Boston area, reaches out to the large immigrant communities and other groups living there. There is an After-School program affiliated with the Victory Generation Ministry of the Black Ministerial Alliance. Urban environment work is available working with The Jubilee House Ministry of the Salvation Army. We also work with the Eastern Service Workers Association and one of our sister churches, Wesley UMC in Dorchester to help in maintenance projects. The other opportunities in our community are working with the homeless population and the many agencies that serve this community: summer time activities for latch-key kids; food pantries and ministry to the many family shelters and halfway houses in our communities. S, F, I. Max 20. (NEJ-NEC-0509-01))
HEBRON FOOD PANTRY (HFP) (formerly named Hebron Village Outreach Center) - 11 Sanford St., Attleboro MA 02771, (508) 223-4257, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HFP operates two food pantries, serving an average of 275 + families and individuals each week, making them the largest pantries in the greater Attleboro area. Both pantries operate out of space provided by the Centenary United Methodist Church, from which the vision for this mission started. Various community based projects are available to teams. Max. team size 20. Y, YA, A, OA. (UMVIM Project # NEJ-NEC-0204-06)
WANAKEE UNITED METHODIST CENTER - Summer VIM Programs, June 15th – Sept. Michael and Jean Moore, Wanakee United Methodist Center, 75 Upper New Hampton Rd., Meredith, NH 03253, (603) 279-7950, email@example.com, www.wanakee.org
Projects include home repair, new buildings, outdoor chapel for a church, VBS and other community outreach possibilities. Costs per person ~ $300. Meals, use of camp facilities, and ropes and incentive courses are provided and a limited interaction with the camping program if desired. Y, YA, A, OA. Max 20. (UMVIM Project # NEJ-NEC-0204-08)
CENTRAL VERMONT MISSION – MacKenzie House, Brian Carlson (802) 279-9303, 8 McKinley St, Montpelier, VT 05602
MacKenzie House physical address: 3726 Crosstown Road, West Berlin, VT 05663 (No mail delivery)
Repair and remodeling of homes, roof replacement, porches/decks/ramps, painting, etc. for those in need in this rural community. Teams are accepted from May - October. Most groups arrive on Sunday and depart the following Saturday, but other arrangements can be made – Requested donation per person is $96 or $16 per day. Most groups do their own cooking in our fully equipped kitchen. We can accommodate up to 22 people. Larger groups can be housed at our UMC camp, Covenant Hills in Cabot VT. Come join us in service in this beautiful Vermont setting. Check us out on the web at centralvermontmission.org (UMVIM Project # NEJ-NEC-0511-01)