United Church of Christ

UCC Hurricane Maria, Irma recovery Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery
Volunteer Mission Groups Needed

IEUPR camp entrance. 

Help Puerto Rico build back better and for the long term! Work teams of up to 15 volunteers each may sign up now to help with Hurricane Maria and Irma recovery in Puerto Rico. Beginning June 1, 2018, groups will serve for one-week periods.

Minimum age: 16 with a parental consent form. Volunteers will be housed at a church or in dorms at a church camp and will be using the camp kitchen to prepare meals. The worksites may be up to an hour’s drive away from the camp. Judy and Doug Moore, UCC Partners in Service for long-term disaster recovery, have arrived in Puerto Rico and are at work preparing for volunteer work teams' arrival. 

We need work teams to sign up now! Contact: uccdisaster.puertorico@gmail.com

Work may include debris removal, cleaning, tarping, sanitation, light carpentry, roofing, and repair work of homes and/or church properties in the Humacao city area. Each work group should have two people knowledgeable in home repair and rebuilding.

Dormitory style volunteer accommodations at the IEUPR camp.

The work will involve being exposed to a hot and humid climate, possible heavy lifting and climbing ladders, often while required to wear safety gear such as eye protection, safety hats, respirators and/or Tyvek protective suits.

UCC Disaster Ministries is working in partnership with the Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Puerto Rico (IEUPR – Evangelical United Church of Puerto Rico).

"Churches have already gathered lists of houses needing necessary repairs," the Moores said. "Most needed are roofs, paint, cleaning, windows and doors. The camp needs bunk ladders, roofing, clean-up, railings and cement supports for security gates."