Volunteer and Donate

This year marks 10 years of mission trips to McDowell County, WV, one of the most impoverished counties in the US. Unemployment consistently hovers at 25%, with 70% of the children living in foster homes or in single-grandparent homes. This region of Appalachia is rife with difficulty and hardship.

This year our trip is from June 11 – 17.

We are looking for donations & volunteers to help us achieve :

  • A volunteer construction team to build/repair handicapped ramps, roofs, make flooring repairs, and do drywall construction.
  • We will partner with Emmanuel Baptist Church to hold a weeklong Vacation Bible School and provide meals for 80 – 100 children.
  • We will prepare homecooked meals and deliver them to the homebound, indigent, and elderly.
  • We will purchase and distribute grocery store gift cards and baby formula to needy families.
  • We will also put on an “open to all” community-wide Pig Roast for an estimated 150 people.

Even if you can’t join us, you can support our efforts through donations to “West Virginia Missions.” Please donate today!

  • Online donation: You can access the Second Baptist online giving platform by clicking here https://abundant.co/secondbaptistrva/give. Fill in your donation amount, click on the “fund” menu and select “West VA Missions.”
  • By check: You can send a check. Please makes checks payable to “Second Baptist Church,” and note “West VA Missions” on the memo line. Please mail checks to Second Baptist Church, 9614 River Road, Richmond, VA 23229.

Contact Bruce Hobart at (804-986-7282) or kb_hobart@aol.com to volunteer.