Hurricane Sandy Recovery - New Jersey

UCC Disaster Recovery In Atlantic City, New Jersey
with the Fuller Center for Housing

Opportunities are now available for your volunteer group to accompany people in this long-term recovery.


Fuller Center for Housing in Atlantic City

Contact:  Sharon Tarver     Phone:  229.924.2900

Email:  starver@fullercenter.org

Registration  

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.

Education Components:  

  • 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:  

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CONTACT INFO

Mr. Zachary Wolgemuth
Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-736-3211
wolgemuthz@ucc.org