It seems as if every time you turn on the news, you are hearing about some kind of disaster. Yesterday, I read an article that stated that there are so many disasters that volunteers are scarce. Hurricane Idalia has caused major damage in many areas. I just cannot imagine how those business owners and homeowners feel. Such discouragement! Today we were alerted that Samaritan’s Purse is looking for volunteers to assist with projects in Taylor County Florida and Pasco County, Florida. Hurricane Idalia made landfall early Wednesday, August 30th, in Florida as a strong Category 3 storm with winds of 125 miles per hour. The storm briefly reached Category 4 level before hitting the Sunshine State’s Big Bend region and then crossed into Georgia with Category 1 winds.
Volunteers will assist homeowners affected by Hurricane Idalia and will help in Jesus’ Name with roof tarping, with mud outs, debris cleanup and chainsaw work. Far beyond the physical help you will extend to the homeowners, the spiritual and emotional support you offer to them is even more important.
Day volunteers are welcome to serve. In Pasco County, please call 727-916-1730 and in Taylor County, please call 850-843-2549 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule to serve.
Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to the site. Meals and sleeping quarters will be provided. Volunteers need to bring twin size bedding, pillow, towels, and personal hygiene items. Tools will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own tool belts and small hand tools. As was stated above, you might be able to extend spiritual and emotional support to the homeowners.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of these projects contact Brenda Harvey at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-616-1367
or Mark Teets at
email@example.com or 304-698-7197.
We will then begin the registration process.
You can find additional information on all of these projects and rebuilds at spvolunteer.org
Thank you for considering this opportunity and for praying for those who have suffered such losses.
CBC Disaster Coordinators – Mark Teets and Brenda Harvey