As we continue to lift up in prayer people around the world who have been affected by recent natural disasters, we are excited to share with you our finalized relief team dates and information.
SEAPC will be joining with Samaritan’s Purse to take a team to Rockport, TX in a month. Read on below for further details.
Dates: November 12th – 17th
Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey. Teams will be tearing out damaged drywall, removing flooring, tarping roofs, and clearing debris.
Background Information: Hurricane Harvey devastated the coastal Texas area with 130 mph winds and heavy rainfall, which led to severe flooding.
Additional Information: Meals and sleeping quarters will be provided for overnight volunteers. Volunteers need to bring a twin size air mattress or cot, linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towels, and personal hygiene items. Tools will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own tool belts and small hand tools. Volunteers should dress in long pants and bring work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy boots. Volunteers should bring rubber boots for working in flooded areas.
Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 14 years or older. Youth ages 14-15, must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian and youth ages 16-17 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (age 21 or older). All youth must have a signed Youth Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability. If not accompanied by their parent, this form must be notarized.
Fly from Pittsburgh to Houston
Rent vehicles and drive to Rockport, TX
Travel meals: $60-100 (approximate)
Trip cost: $400/person
If you feel led, you can also give a financial contribution. SEAPC has arranged to receive these through our online giving platform, which you can access here. Simply follow the links to the donation page, and when prompted enter your donation under “Global Disaster Relief.” All donated funds will go towards providing supplies for rebuilding homes and churches in the area affected by Hurricane Harvey.