Volunteers Assist Campus Projects for the 13th Summer
This marked the 13th year summer that project volunteers have been on the campus of Upper Columbia Academy. Each summer a group of volunteers put together by UCA Maintenance Director, Jim Mann, comes to UCA to work on projects that help keep the campus up and running. “These people are an amazing asset to our church and school,” said incoming UCA Principal, John Winslow.
This summer 17 volunteers from throughout the Northwest and Canada came to campus for two weeks in June working on projects such as painting, replacing siding and windows on staff housing and tearing down and rebuilding an old garage. “It is an amazing amount of help to have a group helping us for two weeks,” Mann said
Many of the volunteers come back year after year and can point to numerous things on campus that they have been a part of fixing, renovating or replacing. “The biggest project we have done with the project volunteers would be the church,” said Mann. “One summer we remodeled the whole interior of the church.”
Mann plans to continue the volunteer program in an effort to keep up with improvement on the UCA campus. A majority of this year’s volunteers are planning on returning again next summer. “Most importantly the work they do has a positive impact for eternity,” Winslow said.