Texas 2008 Hurricane Long-Term Recovery
Registrations being taken now for October 2009 and mid-January - mid-March, 2010.
Galveston/Texas City Texas
United Church of Christ/Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Executive, Volunteer Ministries
Contact to schedule volunteer mission:
Office of Disciples Volunteering
Phone (317) 713-2642 or toll-free (888) 346-2631
Crofton, Kentucky Disciples Work Group, working on restoring home from hurricane Ike, Galveston.
Working on restoring First Christian Church, Texas City, Texas as a mission station.
UCC Volunteers Jean & George Siddall, Mission Station Managers, First Christian Church, Texas City, Texas
Once you have contacted Brenda (or the Disciples Office of Volunteering), you will receive a confirmation of your date of service with your volunteer packet and waiver formsEmail Btyler@dhm.disciples.org
Home repair/rebuild following 2008 Hurricane Ike. Cooperate with local community Long-Term Recovery Committee. Long-Term UCC Partners in Service volunteer coordinators will be on-site with your group. Projects will be coordinated by the local Long Term Recovery Organization.
Adult to Youth Ratio 1:5
Ration of 1 or 2 persons with construction skills per 8 volunteers in group is requested.
Up to 24 volunteers per week.
Housing at First Christian Church, Texas City, TX. Bunks and showers are provided. Bring your own bedding. Kitchen facilities and cooking utensils are available. A list of local grocery stores is provided upon your arrival.
Registrations being taken now for October 2009 and mid-January - mid-March, 2010. Arrive on Sunday evening. Depart on Saturday morning.
No charge. Donations are accepted.
Donation to Host Church
$10/person/day if staying less than one week
(Southeast Texas Interfaith Organization)
Port Arthur, Texas
3617 Gulfway Drive * Port Arthur, TX 77642
409 984-9530 Ext. 18
Fax (409) 983-1596
Long-Term Disaster response from 2008 Hurricane Ike. Focus on the repair and rebuilding of homes.
Year-round. Groups are encouraged to come Sunday evening through Saturday morning.
Any size group. Individuals may join with groups that are on-site during a particular week.
Accommodations are at local churches arranged by SETIO Volunteer Coordinator. Kitchen/dining, lounge areas, and showers are available on-site. Groups provide and prepare their own food.
There is no set cost. Groups are encouraged to donate a reasonable fee to help off-set utility expenses.
18 years and older (16-17 with parental release)
Adult to Youth Ratio
1:5 Groups are asked to have one person in eight in the group be knowledgeable in home repair and rehabilitation techniques and as crew leaders.