“We are currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested, please let us know.”

Today we were notified that Samaritan’s Purse is working in four areas of the country assisting with tornado relief. We are asking for you to consider volunteering at the following areas that need assistance with cleanup from torrential rains, flooding, and tornadoes. Lives have been lost, homes and businesses have been destroyed and life has been turned upside down for so many people. Please consider the possibility of giving of your time. Since these are such short-term projects, please note that this will be a great opportunity for those who would be able to serve as day volunteers. Please note the phone numbers below for these locations.

Slidell, LA. Currently scheduling volunteers April 13 – May 11, 985-960-4490,
First Baptist Church Slidell, 4141 Pontchartrain Dr., Slidell, LA 70458

Rock Hill, SC. Currently scheduling volunteers April 24 – May 8, 803-992-1405,
Oakdale Baptist Church, 12349 Oakdale Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29730

Douglas County, NE. Currently scheduling volunteers April 30 – May 11, 402-480-9973
Brookside Church, Elkhorn Campus, 3434 N. 204th St., Elkhorn, NE 68022

Pottawattamie Co., IA. Currently scheduling volunteers April 30 – May 15, 531-242-2206
Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief Unit, 727 Main St., Minden, IA 51553

Project Description: Volunteers will assist homeowners affected by tornadoes and will help in Jesus’ Name with roof tarping, debris cleanup, and chainsaw work. There will be opportunities for overnight and day volunteers. No skills are necessary before serving. Volunteers will be led and instructed by experienced team leads.

Length of Stay: Minimum stay of three days for overnight volunteers. Maximum stay of 2 weeks.

Schedule: Volunteers will work Monday through Saturday. At the beginning of a deployment, we work limited hours on Sundays.

Maximum Team Size: 15 (a team is made up of 2 or more individuals).

Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age or older. Youths, ages 14-15, must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian, and youth, ages 16-17, must be accompanied by an adult chaperone unless the team is registered as a youth group. Youth groups may serve with Samaritan’s Purse and are required to complete a Youth Leader Covenant. Please read more information about our Youth Policy in the FAQ section.

Local / Day Volunteers: If you are local to the area, we welcome you to serve for the day. Due to the nature of disaster relief, our schedule must remain fluid. Please contact our site at least 24 hours in advance of the date you wish to serve. Please arrive at our orientation locations. Day volunteers will need to bring a bagged lunch, water, and hand sanitizer.

Additional Information: Volunteers are responsible for their transportation to the site. Meals and sleeping quarters are provided for overnight volunteers. Volunteers need to bring twin size air mattress or cot, linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towels, and personal hygiene items. Tools will be provided, and volunteers are welcome to bring their own tool belts and small hand tools. Volunteers should dress in long pants and sturdy boots.

If you have additional questions, please contact Brenda Harvey at brendalharvey1@gmail.com (301-616-1367) or contact Mark Teets at mteets@snowycreekdorset.com (304-698-7197). As always, we ask that you be in prayer for the families affected by these storms and for the volunteers who go to serve in Jesus’ Name.