Mt. Zion UMC & Copper Crest Farm

This summer, a team from Mt. Zion UMC worked hard at Copper Crest Farm, the wonderful facility where our kids engage in horse therapy (and have for years). Pam Umberger was overwhelmed with gratitude that the team was able to complete so many tasks! We are so thankful to this group of volunteers as well as…

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Volunteers – What a Blessing!

This summer has brought back volunteers to Joy Ranch! What a blessing each individual and group has been to our ministry and the kids have loved the extra special attention as well as activities. The North Spartan Baptist Association from Boiling Springs, SC had 18 people representing 5 different churches when they visited in June. …

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APPA Volunteers of Boston College

This week, Joy Ranch was blessed to partner with a group from the Appa Volunteers of Boston College! This group had contagious energy, and every member was full of kindness, perseverance, and fun! They helped us renovate one of our buildings, worked tirelessly in our soon-to-be Educational Resource Center, and helped our Facilities Manager in…

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Skyview Baptist Church Ladies Give Quilts

What a blessing it was to have Skyview Baptist Church ladies from Fancy Gap, VA donate quilts for our precious residents. These sweet ladies delivered these beautiful works of art back in October. Thank you, ladies and ALL of our volunteers and donors!

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“Falling” for our volunteers!

On a recent cool, fall day there were many sights and sounds to behold on the Joy Ranch campus. Maybe it was the faint “whoosh” of paint rollers in one of our cottages or the sound of hammers applying a new roof on another building. You might have heard friendly chatter from the folks spreading…

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Generous Bikers

What an amazing visit from Sons of Soldiers! This giving group of individuals from Hudson, NC organized a motorcycle ride for Joy Ranch then drove the donation to our campus in Virginia. We’re so blessed by tons of individuals, groups, and churches that support us. Thank you!

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Chesterfield Group Visits AGAIN!

We have said it once, we will say it again & again: we could not serve our community without the help of our wonderful volunteers. The Joy Ranch team wants to give a HUGE thank you to the incredible Chesterfield County Team!!! This is the 3rd year this wonderful group of workers has blessed our…

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Volunteer Spotlight: A Huge Thanks to SLUH!

Early Monday morning, a beautiful blanket of fresh fallen snow covered the rolling hills and quietly nestled cottages that sit atop the Joy Ranch campus. The wind sifted through the trees, reminding everyone that Spring was not quite here yet. While most students and teachers on Spring Break would have enjoyed such a morning from…

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