Are There Any Age Restrictions?
- Ages 18 and up - Y'all come down (if your doctor says it's safe for you, of course)
- If you are 16 or 17, we ask that you come as part of a group - either with your family or a youth group at your church, for example.
- Groups with 13, 14 or 15 year-olds for insurance reasons must come to us through CAN-DO Missions at 512-313-4332 or http://can-do.concordia.edu/ - a fantastic partner of ours in ministry that you'll enjoy working with!
What will I be doing?
You are needed to do anything from office work at the LINC office to heavy-duty, hard and dirty labor at the remote camps. Some of the ways we are helping hurricane Ike victims get their lives back in order include:
- Coordinating reception of goods and resources and needs requests.
- Clearing downed trees, cleaning up debris in yards.
- Covering leaky roofs with tarps (eventually, repairing those roofs)
- Moving the belongings of those who have had to leave their homes due to damage - either from home to storage or from storage back home.
- "Mucking" out homes in the areas hit by the storm surge
- Tearing out destroyed flooring, drywall, etc (eventually, replacing those items in the rebuilding phase - starting soon for some areas) in homes damaged by flooding
- Feeding the volunteers - either at the LINC site or the remote camps.
- There are many more opportunities for YOU to help. We are able to accommodate teams of volunteers at the LINC office and the remote camps for periods of time.
What should I bring?
TOOLS - the camp has a limited number of tools to be shared among the volunteers. If you have your own tools that you prefer to use, feel free to bring them along. Vehicles with hitches are strongly encouraged to pull trailers with tools. Groups without a hitch may have extended waiting times for their tools to be delivered. We will refer you to the leader at the site for specific tool needs.
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR WORK SITES - Please bring your own leather work gloves, safety glasses and work boots.
BEDDING/TOWELS - sleeping bags are best. Please bring your own blankets, pillows, towels, wash cloths and toiletries. You may also want to bring a flashlight and alarm clock. You will probably want to bring earplugs, too. (These items if you are planning to stay overnight) Cots will be available.
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS - Please bring any prescription medications you are taking, labeled with the medication, dosage, and your name.
Is there a charge to stay at the work camp?
Cost is $50/person/night and includes three meals per day prepared by our staff cook. Housing site is Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
What about religious affiliation?
As long as you are willing to walk with us under the mission of bringing hope in Jesus Christ by restoring faith, hope and community, we welcome you to our team. We are a Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod operation and have worked successfully with volunteers from other religious "flavors". All are welcome.
Who to Contact?
Those who are interested in volunteering through community outreach, servant projects, urban mission trips, or nehemiah vision tour can call or send a message to either:
Perla Rodriguez, Executive Assistance, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. David Kim, Mission Director, E-mail: email@example.com