“One of the most powerful and impactful ways I feel I’ve stayed active in the community with the Land Bank is by reuniting people with priceless family possessions like photo albums and sentimental belongings that have been discovered in abandoned properties and would have otherwise been forgotten. The work we do with other local businesses like ReUse on Union, UpCycle Ohio Thrift, and Zero Waste leaves me feeling like an integral and connected part of the greater Athens region in a time where it’s not uncommon to feel detached from those around you.”
— Aaron Dye, Athens County Landbank
National Service with the Appalachian Ohio Restore Corps is a way to “get your hands dirty” while helping local communities. The skills and connections you gain will stay with you for the rest of your life.