Southeastern Vermont - Windham County - Disaster Recovery

Southeastern Vermont - Windham County - Disaster Recovery

UCC Disaster Recovery in Southeastern Vermont (Windham County)
In partnership with Southeaster Vermont Irene Long-Term Recovery Committee and Housing in local UCC church

Your group can help people rebuild lives and properties.

Register here.

Contact:  Pam Small, UCC Disaster Ministries' Registrar
Phone:  812.453.3995 (Cell)
On-line Registration

Work Needed:  Long-Term Disaster recovery from Hurricane Irene and Tropical storm Lee in September of 2011.  Projects include home repair and rebuilding.  Note:  currently needing light construction and home clean out.

Time:  Beginning July 2012 through September 2012.  Arrive on Sunday afternoon and depart Saturday morning.  Work Monday - Friday.

Accommodations:  Housing provided in local United Church of Christ congregations fro groups 12-15 people.  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.  Groups need to bring sleeping bags or air mattresses; and linens.

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 Long-Term Recovery Committee 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.

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 "Buy It" cost of the t-shirt:  $7.00 + shipping and handling.


Forms  you will need once you have registered your group for a mission trip to Vermont.

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
State and Postal Code
Evening Phone
Cell Phone
Fax Number
Email Address
Expected Group Size
Disaster Site
1st Choice Dates: 2nd Choice Dates:
July 15 - July 21, 2012July 22 - July 28, 2012July 29 - August 4, 2012August 5 - August 11, 2012August 12 - August 18, 2012August 19 - August 25, 2012August 26 - September 1, 2012 July 15 - July 21, 2012July 22 - July 28, 2012July 29 - August 4, 2012August 5 - August 11, 2012August 12 - August 18, 2012August 19 - August 25, 2012August 26 - September 1, 2012

Contact Info

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