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September 2021

Show of Hands Applications Due

September 15

Show of Hands is a community-supported crowd-funding event. Community members are presented four projects that would positively impact Wheeling. Then, attendees vote on their favorite. The winner gets at least $4,000 to complete the project. If you or someone you know is working on a community project, start-up, or business expansion and would like some funding to help move the project along, please follow the links below to the application. All projects are welcome to apply, but only four will…

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Volunteer Wheeling: Ivy & Weed Removal at Heritage Port

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Much work has already been done by Kim McCluskey, who has a personal interest in helping to maintain Heritage Port,  but let's get together to help him finish up this project to remove the ivy and weeds growing up the huge stone wall at Heritage Port. The following supplies would be helpful to have: buckets pruners loppers rakes brooms Be sure to wear long sleeves, pants and gloves - There is poison ivy amongst the English ivy.

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October 2021

Volunteer Wheeling: North Wheeling Cleanup

October 2 @ 8:30 am - October 4 @ 12:00 pm

Volunteer Wheeling joins the Victorian Old Town Association (VOTA) for a neighborhood clean-up in North Wheeling. VOTA plans to assemble at 727 Main Street and will spread out from there, picking up litter, sweeping curbsides and sidewalks, and pulling weeds. Bring your buckets, litter pick-up tools, and weeding implements.

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Volunteer Wheeling: Wheeling Creek Cleanup

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Volunteer Wheeling will meet in the Mt. DeChantal Kroger parking lot before embarking on a cleanup of Wheeling Creek. Try out your multi-tasking skills; come for an early evening cleanup, then pick up a few groceries before you head back home!

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Volunteer Wheeling: Fulton Cleanup

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A Volunteer Wheeling crew cleaned up this area early last spring and collected a LOT of trash along this street, starting at Rt. 40 (near Generations) all the way to McCulloch St (near the base of the Wheeling Tunnel.)  This stretch is in need of a good tune-up and, if we get a good crowd, we can probably tackle the whole street in a day.  Bring your buckets and pick-up tools. Please come down for this one!

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Volunteer Wheeling: Route 40 Weeding

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Rd
Wheeling, WV 26003 United States
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Join Volunteer Wheeling for a weekday evening cleanup along a stretch of sidewalk along Route 40, starting near Perkins. We'll continue past the New Life Assembly of God church and move toward Wheeling Hill. This area is compromised by weeds that are popping up along the sidewalk and spilling over the walls. It would look so much nicer (and be easier to walk through) if it was cleaned up. Bring your buckets and whatever else you have - snips, pruners,…

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Volunteer Wheeling: Tree Planting at the Fitzsimmons Dog Park

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A number of large trees in and around this lovely dog park have succumbed over the past couple of years. Planting some new ones now will ensure that the park provides for plenty of shade, for pups and people alike, for years to come!  Karen Cox from WV Extension Office is supporting this effort and will supply us with the trees, stakes, and trunk protectors. We just need to bring shovels. If you have a few bags of mulch lying…

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Volunteer Wheeling: Elm Grove Litter Pickup

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A stretch of National Road, starting at the I-70 on ramp and continuing towards the Arby's restaurant, is in need of a cleaning up. It's not as bad as it was last spring, but it could use some work. Bring your buckets and trash pickers.

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Volunteer Wheeling: Ivy & Weed Removal at Heritage Port

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Port, 2 12 St
Wheeling, WV 26003 United States
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Thanks to Kim McClusky's personal interest in tending to Heritage Port, the area has been well-maintained throughout the season. With some extra hands from Volunteer Wheeling, we can help Kim finish her project by removing the ivy and weeds that are growing on the stone wall at Heritage Port. Bring your buckets, pruners, rakes and brooms. Be sure to dress appropriately, as there is poison ivy amongst the English ivy.

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Show of Hands – Online Voting Begins

October 25

Show of Hands is a community-supported crowd-funding event. Community members are presented four projects that would positively impact Wheeling. Then, attendees vote on their favorite. The winner gets at least $4,000 to complete the project. HOW VIRTUAL SHOW OF HANDS WORKS: – Four presenters share their proposals for projects that benefit the community via pre-recorded videos. These videos will be shared on Wheeling Heritage's social media platforms from Oct. 25-31. – Viewers can then visit wheelingheritage.org to make a $5 donation to…

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