Binghamton, New York - Disaster Recovery

Binghamton, New York - Disaster Recovery

UCC Disaster Recovery in Up-State New York (Binghamton)
with Broome County Long-Term Recovery Committee and Housing in local UCC church

View footage of the water damage in Binghamton, New York. 

Your group can help people rebuild lives and properties.

Register here.

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

Work Needed:  Long-Term Disaster recovery from Tropical Storm Lee and flooding in September of 2011.  Projects include home repair and rebuilding.

Time: Long Term recovery work continues in 2013.  Arrive Sunday afternoon and depart Saturday morning.  Work  Monday - Friday.

Accommodations:  Housing provided in local United Church of Christ congregations for groups under 15.  Groups of 15-20 people may be housed in other area churches.  UCC Registrar will make arrangements for your group upon receiving your on-line registration.  bathrooms, showers and access to 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 Binghampton 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 16 with parent present on-site may be considered.  Volunteers under age 18 have specific waiver forms requiring parent/guardian signature.

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 local 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.

  

 Forms you will need once you have registered your group for a mission trip to Binghamton, NY

  CHURCH/ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
For informational purposes.
   
Church Name
Church Address
Church City
Church State
Church Postal Code
UCC Conference
   
CONTACT PERSON
(person completing form)
   
Full Name
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State and Zip Code
Evening Phone
Cell Phone
Fax Number
Email Address
Expected Group Size
Disaster Site
DATES AVAILABLE  
   
1ST CHOICE: 2ND CHOICE:
March 31 - April 6, 2013April 7 - April 13, 2013April 14 - March 20, 2013April 21 - April 27, 2013April 28 - May 4, 2013May 5 - May 11, 2013May 12 - May 18, 2013May 19 - May 25, 2013May 26 - June 1, 2013June 2 - June 8, 2013June 9 - June 15, 2013June 16 - June 22, 2013June 23 - June 29, 2013June 30 - July 6, 2013July 7 - July 13, 2013July 14 - July 20, 2013July 21 - July 27, 2013July 28 - August 3, 2013August 4 - August 10, 2013August 11 - August 17, 2013August 18 - August 24, 2013August 25 - August 31, 2013September 1 - September 7, 2013September 8 - September 14, 2013September 15 - September 21, 2013September 22 - September 28, 2013September 29 - October 5, 2013October 6 - October 12, 2013October 13 - October 19, 2013October 20 - October 26, 2013October 27 - November 2, 2013November 3 - November 9, 2013November 10 - November 16, 2013November 17 - November 23, 2013November 24 - November 30, 2013December 1 - 7, 2013December 8 - December 14, 2013December 15 - December 21, 2013December 22 - December 28, 2013 March 31 - April 6, 2013April 7 - April 13, 2013April 14 - April 20, 2013April 21 - April 27, 2013April 28 - May 4, 2013May 5 - May 11, 2013May 12 - May 18, 2013May 19 _ May 25, 2013May 26 - June 1, 2013June 2 - June 8, 2013June 9 - June 15, 2013June 16 - June 22, 2013June 23 - June 29, 2013June 30 - July 6, 2013July 7 - July 13, 2013July 14 - July 20, 2013July 21 - July 27, 2013July 28 - August 3, 2013August 4 - August 10, 2013August 11 - August 17, 2013August 18 - August 24, 2013August 25 - August 31, 2013September 1 - September 7, 2013September 8 - September 14, 2013September 15 - September 21, 2013September 22 - September 28, 2013September 29 - October 5, 2013October 6 - October 12, 2013October 13 - October 19, 2013October 20 - October 26, 2013October 27 - November 2, 2013November 3 - November 9, 2013November 10 - November 16, 2013November 17 - November 23, 2013November 24 - November 30, 2013December 1 - December 7, 2013December 8 - December 14, 2013December 15 - December 21, 2013December 22 - December 28, 2013
   
   
     

Contact Info

Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-736-3214
blaufusm@ucc.org