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| May. 14, 2018
[FERNDALE] – Want to help Sullivan County bloom? Sullivan Renaissance is ready to connect individuals with beautification projects in their communities that need assistance from volunteers.
Sullivan Renaissance will announce funding for 41 communities at our annual Spring Forum on April 25 at the CVI Center in Ferndale. Each of the organizations receiving a grant will rely entirely on volunteer support to meet its goals. All of them can use additional help.
Over the past dozen years, thousands of volunteers have assisted in hundreds of initiatives in all 15 towns and six villages countywide. These dedicated individuals have come together to enhance the appearance of Sullivan County while growing community spirit and pride.
Groups need assistance with planting, garden maintenance, and a variety of other horticultural tasks, as well as outreach, fundraising and administrative support. No matter what one’s background, there is a need for everyone’s time and energy. For more information about how and where to get involved, contact Volunteer Coordinator Cara Kowalski at 845-295-2405 or email@example.com
For individuals who are unsure how to garden, Sullivan Renaissance has a series of three Volunteer Gardening Trainings. The first hands-on class is May 1 at Cornell Cooperative Extension on Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty. To register, contact Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445 or www.sullivanrenaissance.org.
SULLIVAN RENAISSANCE VOLUNTEER CORPS
Sullivan Renaissance is also seeking a small number of gardeners to begin a Volunteer Corps in 2013. This four-month pilot program will foster comprehensive involvement with Sullivan Renaissance – complete with hard work, rainy weather and hands-in-the-dirt – as well as sun, fun and community engagement – all in the service of community beautification.
Corps members will take part in field visits, trainings and social outings, and have an important role in program events. As part of the Sullivan Renaissance team, this pioneer group will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony on August 12. Contact Sullivan Renaissance for information.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Large Media, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation and WSUL/WVOS.