Ice Cream Social Fundraiser and Pre-Trip Meeting for Sierra Service Project ~ Sunday, July 10th!
Please join us immediately following worship on Sunday, July 10, for our Ice Cream Social Fundraiser to help send our ’Ohana Youth on the 2022 Sierra Service Project trip. This year, we will hold the ice cream social in our upper breezeways, in front of the main glass doors by the sanctuary. With many days of hard work, miles of driving and a cost of $425 per youth participant, we need your help! Donations will help defray the costs for our youth to participate in this amazing experience organized by the Sierra Service Project. Thank you for your generous support!

SSP PRE-TRIP MEETING: Following the Ice Cream Social, all trip participants will meet in the upstairs Youth Room to review the informational packet, including what to expect, when to show up, and a review of the packing list. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory for all participants! Please contact Mark Lindberg with any questions, markl@fcceugene.org.

About the 2022 Sierra Service Project:

This July 24-29, our combined middle school and high school group will be headed to Smith River, California. Sierra Service Project is well known throughout Del Norte County for the home repair and community service work done by volunteers. With only 28,000 residents, SSP has had a big impact in this beautiful and very rural area since 2013.

We work with residents and organizations in the coastal towns of Smith River, Fort Dick, and Crescent City as well as, at times, inland in Hiouchi and Gasquet. Because Del Norte County’s poverty rate is more than 20 percent and is one of the poorest counties in the State, we work with the entire community, including some families who are tribal members. Volunteers will rotate through community-based projects, many of which have an environmental focus. These include forest thinning and blackberry bush removal with Elk Valley Rancheria, invasive species removal with the Tolowa Dunes Stewards, building an accessible pathway in the College of the Redwoods’ Food Forest, and working in the community garden at the Open Door Community Health Center.

So many enthusiastic partners in Del Norte County make for a robust service-learning experience for volunteers! Our FCC youth want to help, can you help us get there?

For more information about the Sierra Service Project, please visit sierraserviceproject.org