Wade on Birmingham

Magic City Mission – April 2007

[This is an archived page from our previous mission trip in April 2007. Our current mission for November 2007 can be found on the main Magic City Mission page.]

[This page updated March 12.]

Let me tell you about one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It began with a trip to New Orleans last fall …

I spent a week volunteering with Hands on New Orleans, a nonprofit group that’s part of the Hands on Network. Helping the good people of New Orleans rebuild after Hurricane Katrina was deeply moving, not to mention fun and memorable.

If you haven’t been to the Gulf Coast recently, they still need our help. I’m going back this spring, and I want you to join me.

I’m working with Hands on Birmingham to take a group of 50 volunteers from Birmingham to work April 8-15. We’ll form two teams, one for Hands on Gulf Coast (Biloxi, Miss.) and one for Hands on New Orleans.

If you can take the time from your busy schedule, I promise you it’ll be a worthwhile journey. Please join us.

First steps

Come to one of our information meetings: We’ll tell you everything you need to know to know. You have two chances:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. [details]
  • Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. [details]

The hourlong meetings will take place at Hands on Birmingham, 601 19th St. N. [map]

Spread the word: If you know someone who may be interested in volunteering for this trip or donating items, you can:

  • E-mail a link to this page: http://wadeonbirmingham.com/magiccitymission
  • Add a badge to your blog, MySpace page or bulletin, or wherever. [code]

See volunteerism in action: You’re not only helping others — you’re helping yourself, as this three-minute video shows.

Let me know if you’re interested: Please contact me using the form below if you want to sign up, or simply to get more information.

Signup closes March 15, 2007.

Additional questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions.

Wish list

If you can’t come with us on our April trip, please consider donating an item instead. Our wish list is provided by the Hands On Network.

We have convenient drop-off locations, thanks to BancorpSouth. See our list and map for a location near you.


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