Work Needed: Rebuilding of owner-occupied homes with first floor rental unites in Atlantic City, NJ.
Time: Through 2014. Work week: Monday - Friday
Group Size: 2-72
Accommodations: Housing provided at at the Volunteer Center of the Atlantic City Long Term Recovery Group in Atlantic City. Groups provide own food and bedding.
Cost: $160.00 per person for one week. (or $30-$35/person/day for shorter trips) Fee includes lodging and supplemental insurance.
Costs for building materials and tools, and construction supervision provided through the local committee. Your donations to UCC One Great Hour of Sharing® the UCC Spring Storms Appeal, and Disciples Week of Compassion help make possible the local work of the Long-Term Recovery Committee and group housing.
Minimum Age: 16+ (14+ with some work limitations)
Adult to Youth Ratio: 1:6
Ration of Skilled to Unskilled Construction Volunteers: 1:4 In this rebuilding stage, it is helpful for groups to include people with construction experience who can serve in a supervisory role as needed.
Preparation for the Trip: "Mission Trips That Matter" by Don C. Richter, Upper Room Books.
On-Site Reflection: "Meeting God in the Ruins: Devotions for Disaster Volunteers" Copies will be provided at group housing site. Additional free copies may be ordered from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by calling 800.638.3522 ext. 2580.
Follow Up Action:
Help your local community prepare for possible disaster and response. Encourage your local congregation to develop a plan in case of local disaster. (View sample plan)