“We hope the partnership will be as large as Mount Vernon’s,” he said. “It’s time for this to come to Danville.”
Danville High School will house the youth, including those from the Danville area. Local youth will need to pay the same fee as those from out of town. The youth will worship in the gym and eat in the cafeteria.
First Presbyterian will raise $19,000 to spend on work supplies. Local residents who need work on their homes will be able to apply for help later this year.
Hopper hopes at least 200 and as many as 400 young people and adults will converge on Danville to work on homes for the handicapped, elderly and low-income.
Planning for the work camps — which will be July 6-12, 2014 — will start in September.
For more information about the Group Mission Trips or to volunteer, go to www.groupmissiontrips.com