Texas 2008 Hurricane Long-Term Recovery

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)

Informational Flyer

Questions?  Contact
Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Executive, Volunteer Ministries
Phone:  216.736.3214
Email:  blaufusm@ucc.org
Contact to schedule volunteer mission:
Brenda Tyler
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 forms
Email Btyler@dhm.disciples.org

Work Needed
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.

Minimum Age
14 years
Adult to Youth Ratio 1:5
Ration of 1 or 2 persons with construction skills per 8 volunteers in group is requested.

Group Size
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 HostChurch
$10/person/day if staying less than one week
Payable On-Site


(Southeast Texas Interfaith Organization)

Port Arthur, Texas

Louis May
3617 Gulfway Drive * Port Arthur, TX 77642 
409 984-9530 Ext. 18
Fax (409) 983-1596 


Work Needed
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. 

Group Size
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. 

Minimum Age
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. 


Contact Info

Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115