Indiana

Disaster Recovery (Henryville)



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  UCC Disaster Recovery In Henryville (southern), Indiana 
With March2Recovery Long Term Recovery Committee


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

On-Line Registration

The Disaster Event:  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.

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

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.

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 toOne 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

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Disaster Recovery ( Holton)

Disaster Recovery in Holton, Indiana and surrounding areas
with the Holton Long Term Recovery Group



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Contact: Philip Deiwert, Volunteer Coordinator, Holton Long Term Recovery Group
EMail:  Holton.LTR@gmail.com
Phone:  (812) 689-1300 (Office)
               (317) 518-5298 (Cell)

Register On-Line

The Disaster Event:  Severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes battered Holton, IN and surrounding areas between February 29 through March 3, 2012.  The area received a major disaster declaration.

Projects/Focus:  Long-Term Disaster recovery from March 2012 storms and tornadoes.  Home rebuilding.  Interior work during the winter.

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.

Time:  Arrive Sunday afternoon and depart Saturday morning.  Work Monday - Friday.  Rebuilding began October 15, 2012. Work is expected to continue through the end of July 2013.

Accommodations:  Housing provided at local churches.  Group brings own bedding and food.  Bathrooms, showers, and access to laundry and kitchen facilities are available.

Travel:  During work days, park at Holton Christian Church, 6857 W. Versailles Street, Ho0lton, IN 47023.  For long distance travel, nearest airports are Indianapolis, Louisville or Cincinnati.

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 local partners.  Your donations to One Great Hour of Sharing® help make possible the local work of the Long-Term Recovery Committee.

Minimum Age:  15 years.   Younger volunteers may be approved for service if there are "extenuating circumstances."  Volunteers under age 18 have specific waiver forms requiring parent/guardian signature.

Group Size:  Organization can provide work and housing for a total of 3 groups of 25 each.

Adult to Youth Ratio:  1:5


 

Project 16.7



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Contact: Pastor Jeff Long
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
2227 W. Michigan Street
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone:  812.425.1522
Fax:  812.425.2145
Email:  jlong@stpaulsucc-evv.org
Website:  http://project16-7.stpaulsucc-evv.org/ 


Project 16.7 (from Mark 16:7) is a ministry arm of St. Paul's UCC, Evansville, IN.  Mission groups come to Evansville to serve those in need and to be a physical embodiment of Jesus in the midst of brokenness.

Project/Focus:  Groups serve in the Evansville community in various community based ministry settings such as the Evansville Tri-State Food Bank, United Caring Shelters, Matthew 25 (HIV/AIDS Resource Center), or at area churches assisting with food pantries, VBS, or other related ministries.  Groups spend time together volunteering, listening, worshiping and reflecting on their daily experiences.

Educational Components:  The program is designed to expose groups to various ministries in the Evansville area.  During a group experience, in addition to participation with particular ministries, groups will also engage with evening speakers, have time for group reflection, and Bible study.  The experience is designed to challenge groups to engage how they, in living out Jesus' invitation in the Gospel of Mark 16.7, are the presence of Christ continuing to care and advocate in today's society.

Time:  Any time of year.  Project 16.7 groups may choose between a 3 or 4 day experience.

Group Size:  Maximum of 30.

Minimum Age:  13 years

Adult to Youth Ratio:  1:5 for high school aged youth; 1:6 for middle school aged youth

Conditions:  Housing is arranged at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 2227 W. Michigan St., Evansville, Indiana.  Groups can either use air mattresses or use sleeping bags and sleep on the floor.  Participants bring their own air mattresses or sleeping bags and pillows.  The building is air conditioned.  There is one shower for females and one shower for males.  Food will be provided throughout your stay with one evening "free" with the group covering costs for this outing.

Cost:  $200.00 for 3 or 4 days, plus a $75 individual participation fee.

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CONTACT INFO

Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-3214
blaufusm@ucc.org