is a small town of 4,300 that serves as the seat of Mason County (population 27,000 total). The area has long experienced high rates of unemployment and consequent areas of poverty.
ACCOMMODATIONS – Groups stay in the Presbyterian Church in Point Pleasant. Two Sunday school rooms are converted into dormitories with bunk beds to accommodate approximately 18 people each. There are four showers.
KITCHEN – There is a fully equipped kitchen with two stoves, a commercial refrigerator, upright freezer, and microwave, silverware, plates, cups, pots, pans, and cooking utensils.
GROUNDS – Although the church building pretty much takes up the lot, there is space nearby in which to walk, play, and relax.
SURROUNDING AREA – Point Pleasant has a number of pizza places, sandwich shops, and restaurants within a few minutes of the church. Groceries, ice, gas and other necessities are also close.
PROJECT MANAGER – Jimmie Wood Jr. was born in Point Pleasant WV. Jimmie and his wife Ashley have two children, Jimmie Wood lll currently serving overseas in the USAF and Taylor Wood who attends Point Pleasant High School. Jimmie graduated from The NJATC/IBEW 317 apprenticeship program in 2007 becoming a Journeyman Wireman. Jimmie and his family attend, and are members of, Trinity UMC in Point Pleasant, where he also sits on the Board of Trustees and Taylor is currently the President of Trinity’s youth group. He was instilled with the value of helping others at a young age by watching his father and mother help others without asking for anything in return. Jimmie’s father was a Firefighter, and Judi, his mother, would dress up as a clown and visit children in the hospital. Growing up with these role models really helped shape Jimmie into the person he is today.