The Board of World Mission is partnering with the Fuller Center Disaster Responders to assist flooding victims in Louisiana and Mississippi. You may click here to visit their website. Copied below is information from their program, and additional details about getting connected and involved.
Engage in Home Rebuilding Efforts
Location:Walker and Denham Springs, LA
Dates: On going availability for Sunday-Friday teams through December 2017
Age: 16 years old and up
Cost: $165 + Travel to site
If Interested, please email Justin Rabbach (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Flood Recovery work in Louisiana-Beginning February 2017
Registrations Now Open
As you know, massive flooding occurred in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in August of this year. This flood from 24 hours of torrential rainfall damaged 154,000 homes (some have called it a 1,000 year weather phenomenon). Not surprisingly between 50% and 80% of the homeowners (depending on the area) did not have flood insurance. Over the past few months most of the gutting and mucking out has been completed and the homes are ready to be rebuilt. Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders is pleased to announce they are answering the call to begin rebuilding these homes.
As you know this is a massive rebuilding effort and several other Fuller Center covenant partners are also rebuilding these flooded including Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing. To put this flood in perspective, Superstorm Sandy damaged or destroyed 350,000 homes.
In keeping with our strategy of supporting areas with less publicity and channels of support, we have identified Walker and Denham Springs as our area of focus. We’ll be working right alongside the S.M.A.L.L. Fuller Center for Housing located in Walker.
At this point, we are limited to 25 volunteers each week. Our volunteer camp is located in the middle of a small horse (check out 10607 Cassle Road, Denham Springs, LA for a satellite view). There are 1,000’s of homeowners within 15 miles of the volunteer camp who need our help!
We’re committed to operating in Denham Springs for a year but, with your support, we believe that our help will be needed for several years. We’re planning on our first volunteers in February.