After several years, we are so excited to be back in McDowell County starting a new relationship with School for Life!
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Meet the Summer Staff
Left to Right: Johannes Bonwetsch (Center Director), Kamran Payman (Finance Coordinator), Hannah Hutcheson (Operations Coordinator), Sarah Grosick (Volunteer Coordinator), Claire Nowak (Ministries Coordinator)
Sleeping Quarters: This is a previous school that we will use non air-conditioned gymnasium and classrooms.
Cafeteria/Kitchens: There is a school cafeteria.
Showers: There are some indoor showers and we will also bring a portable outdoor shower unit.
Recreation Space: There is some outdoor space. A portion of the gymnasium, as well as the cafeteria can be used for indoor recreation space.
Closest Medical Facility: Bluefield Regional Medical Center, 500 Cherry St, Bluefield, WV 24701
About the Community
One-page fact sheet on the county
County Seat: Welch, WV
Major Employers: mining, agriculture, school systems
Per Capita Income: $15,150
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 33%
Interesting Facts: McDowell County is the Southern-most county in the state of West Viriginia is widely known for the history of coal mining and production in the area.
Check out the McDowell County tourism site to learn about how to #meetmcdowell.
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