(students Rhys Williams, Michael Willey, and Peter Simmons)
In 2012, the crew performed service with two main organizations: Homeward Bound Asheville (AHOPE), and the Southern Appalachians Highlands Conservancy (SAHC). At AHOPE, students helped clients at the front desk, organized storage space and donations, and cleaned up around the facility. A later trip also saw the crew pulling weeds and planting flowers and shrubs in front of the building.
In October, four crew members trekked out to Little Hump Mountain with the SAHC. They felled small hardwood trees near the top of the bald in order to help maintain the small grassland ecosystem that was being encroached upon.