Henryville, IN - Disaster Recovery

UCC Disaster Recovery In Henryville (southern), Indiana
With March2Recovery Long Term Recovery Committee (www.march2recovery.org)

Contact:  Pam Small, UCC Disaster Ministries' Registrar
Email:  psmall66@gmail.com
Phone: (812) 453-3995 (Cell)

On March 2, 2012 a multi-vortex EF-4 tornado hit southern Indiana around Henryville.  Henryville was a town of 2,000 with few buildings left standing after the tornado.  The storm was part of a series of seven tornadoes on March 2 that swept though five Midwest states.

View local news report.

Work Needed:  Long-Term Disaster recovery from March 2, 2012 tornado in Henryville, IN and the surrounding area.  Projects focus on home rebuilding.

Time:  Arrive Sunday afternoon and depart Saturday morning.  Work Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Work is expected to continue through June 30, 2013.

Accommodations:  Housing provided at local churches, fire house, or at local camp.  Registrar will arrange housing for your group following your on-line registration.  Group brings own bedding and food.  Bathrooms, showers, and access to laundry and kitchen facilities and utensils are available.

Cost:  $50 per person per week to the host church providing accommodations to help offset costs of utilities and maintenance.  Costs for building materials and tools, and construction supervision provided through southern Indiana local partners.  Your donations to One Great Hour of Sharing® help make possible the local work of the Long-Term Recovery Committee.

Minimum Age:  16 years.  Volunteers under age 18 have specific waiver forms requiring parent/guardian signature.

Group Size:  Maximum number per work site is 25.

Adult to Youth Ratio:  1:5

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" Free copies may be ordered from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by calling 800.638.3522 ext. 2580 (ISBN 6-0001-6788-1); pay shipping only.
  • Follow-Up Action:  Help your local community prepare for possible disaster and response.  Be sure your congregation has a plan in case of local disaster (View sample plan).  Get to know your UCC Conference Disaster Coordinator and stay involved.

UCC Identity:  UCC Disaster Recovery T-shirts available for purchase from United Church of Christ Resources 800.537.3394 or click HERE.  Cost of t-shirt:  $7.00 + shipping and handling.


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Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
Global Sharing Of Resources
Wider Church Ministries
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115