Salvation Mountain Volunteer Weekend

January 8, 2014

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SALVATION MOUNTAIN VOLUNTEER WEEKEND

February 16th and 17th (Sat & Sun)

Thank you so much to those who came to Volunteer Weekend last month. We had so much fun and got a ton accomplished! But there is still much to do, and we will continue having monthly work parties until the desert heat gets unbearable again!

This work party will be less structured than the last and while we would like you to RSVP, you don’t need to sign up for shifts this time. Volunteers are encouraged to come for a day or for the weekend!

PROJECTS

SWEEPING
Sand cleanup on “ocean floor” using brooms, leaf blower, etc.

GROUND PICK UP
Volunteers will scour the site with gloves and buckets, collecting miscellaneous refuse (ie. empty paint buckets, pieces of glass, misc)

FINISH PATCHING ADOBE on “Love is Universal”
Volunteers will learn how to make adobe from local clay and patch areas in need of repair/reconstruction.

PAINTING on “Love is Universal”

PAINTING on “Hot air balloon”

PAINTING on “Ocean floor”

THINGS WE’LL NEED
If you have any of these items lying around, go ahead and bring em’ with you!

PAINT!
Paint brushes
Brooms
Empty 5 gallon buckets
Dish gloves/rubber gloves
yogurt containers/paint container

Purified ice water and LUNCH will be provided

TO BRING

  • Additional  food for yourself if necessary, or cash to grab lunch in town.
  • Snacks to share with others!
  • Wear closed-toe shoes
  • Clothes that can get dirty, painted on etc.
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses/hats to protect you from the elements

CAMPERS
Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights guests are allowed to camp for free near the mountain. IF YOU PLAN TO PARTY INTO THE EVENING, please set up camp far away from the mountain so as to not disturb the workers who need their beauty sleep :) Please bring your own camping supplies, food, and prepare to pack out your own trash and anything you bring with you.

HOUSE RULES
Children of any age are permitted to attend however a
parent MUST accompany them at all times.
Friendly pets are permitted, but we ask you to please keep
them off of the mountain while people are working.
Drugs and alcohol are not permitted.
Climbing the mountain is not allowed after sunset and
before sunrise.

Thank you so much for your support! If you’re unable to join us for Volunteer Weekend, please come visit us soon!

Kristin and Adam
SM Site-managers

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ALSO: Announcement at the Community meeting today was made regarding an opening for Board Member position for Salvation Mountain, Inc, the Non-profit Corporation that is preserving the mountain.  For deadlines and where to send Letters of Intent, contact Lynn Bright.

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