Day of Action: Bringing Back the Simple Joys
Do you ever sit on your back patio in the morning with a hot cup of coffee? Do you ever walk outside and relax under a shade tree with a good book to get your mind off things? Do you ever just need a few minutes alone with nothing but the sounds of a songbird and the leaves rustling in the wind?
At Micah Ecumenical Ministries on Princess Anne Street, residents can now enjoy more of these simple moments of solitude thanks to the hard work from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative employees during Rappahannock United Way’s recent Day of Action.
Volunteers from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative came to the job site with tools in hand ready to pull up a hazardous, uneven brick driveway that leads to the back patio, level out the walkway, lay down weed cloth, re-lay the bricks, and fill it all in with 3,000 pounds of sand.
“We’ve been here 5 years and it’s been a problem for 5 years,” said Chuck Ellis, of Micah’s Residential Recovery Program, who was thrilled to see the repairs getting done during Rappahannock United Way Day of Action. “This is huge for us!”
This year 98 people experiencing homelessness will improve their income and secure stable housing through employment or through securing benefits because of programs like Micah’s Step Forward Program funded by Rappahannock United Way.