2015 Best Practice Award Winner: Volunteer/Camper Hospitality
Raise the Roof Project was the recipient. One of their volunteers nominated them and co-director Jan Bailey elaborated for us, “At Raise the Roof Project campers and their leaders are vital to the projects. We have no paid staff except for our summer college interns who are paid a nominal stipend. Our incredible volunteers are giving their time as an offering to God and we are ever so grateful. We send handwritten thank you note to every person who gave of their time and resources to help the camp run smoothly and make the campers feel welcome. Our volunteers are very much a part of the Raise the Roof family. We are one body, working together in the Name of Christ to help those who cannot help themselves.”
Ozark Mission Project received honorable mention in this award category for their “drivers’ den” for adult campers. They provide snacks and a staff person to answer questions. It’s a place for them to unwind and talk with other adults.