Ascend WV "Day of Service" Projects
This year, on West Virginia Day, an official state holiday, Ascend West Virginia announced its fifth community, New River Gorge. To help celebrate this announcement and West Virginia’s 160th birthday, members of Ascend West Virginia showed their collective state pride by volunteering in their communities. Ascend members couldn’t think of a better gift to give this state they now call home than to give back to their own communities. Keep reading to learn more about Ascend’s “Day of Service” projects.
Ascend Morgantown Area
Ascend Morgantown Area loves giving back to the community and collaborated with the Monongahela Rail Trail Conservancy to show love to the popular Caperton Rail Trail. Community and Ascend members met at Ascend’s newest Base Camp––1279 University Avenue, then tackled litter cleanup along the river trail from Hazel Ruby McQuain Park to Reynolds Hall.
Ascend Greenbrier Valley
Ascend Greenbrier Valley members spent their time working at the Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Lewisburg. Habitat for Humanity is near and dear to the hearts of several members of the Ascend Greenbrier Valley Cohort. Since February, several hours have been spent volunteering to help build houses, first in Frankford and now in Ronceverte. Ascenders cleaned, organized, sorted and stocked at the ReStore.
Ascend Eastern Panhandle
Ascend Eastern Panhandle members love their local outdoors and want to make it shine. Members of Ascend Eastern Panhandle cleaned up the spring-fed Tuscarora Creek near the City of Martinsburg’s future Frog Hollow recreation trail that will connect Ranson and Martinsburg. Volunteers met at the Martinsburg Hub and went off to the creek to tackle the area with the most need.
Want to join us in Almost Heaven?
Ready to make the move and earn $12,000 (plus FREE outdoor recreation)? Applications are now open at five Ascend communities! Whether you’re looking for a lively college-town vibe in the Morgantown Area, quaint small-town culture in the gorgeous Greenbrier Valley, historic charm in the Eastern Panhandle, mountain town style in Greater Elkins or epic outdoor adventure in the nation's newest national park, New River Gorge, the door is always open to welcome you home to Almost Heaven.