Mission at Massanetta Group Assists after Massanetta Flooding

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On Saturday June 2nd a significant flooding occured in the Shenandoah Valley, and Massanetta did not escape unscathed.  Boulders from a storm drain culvert were washed through our back lawn, water came into the Knox classroom, and a footbridge to our zip line was completely washed out during the storm.

 The FPC Martinsville Mission @ Massanetta group prior to their Sunday worship service.

The FPC Martinsville Mission @ Massanetta group prior to their Sunday worship service.

Fortunately for us, The First Presbyterian Church of Martinsville, Virginia had their Mission at Massanetta experience scheduled for just a few days later.  Several members of this group volunteered at local non-profits such as Project Grows, Love Inc., and the SPCA. Three of their members volunteered to stay on site.  They were a God-send to us as they completely rebuilt the footbridge, and were also able to craft some new fire circle benches.

 Footbridge to zipline built by FPC Martinsville

Footbridge to zipline built by FPC Martinsville

Massanetta Springs would like to thank FPC Martinsville for their help in getting us back on our feet after the rough weather of June 2nd.   Because of this group, guests will more easily enjoy our zipline all summer long and will more comfortably sit around the campfire, making s’mores and memories!

(Massanetta Springs is always looking for volunteers.  Tasks range from helping around the grounds, to working at the front desk, to data entry, and much more.  If you would like to know more about volunteer opportunities, email Executive Director, Clayton Rascoe at claytonr@massanettasprings.org.)