Superstorm Sandy Disaster Relief Ė Mission Trip

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Work Team  Mission

March 9-14

         

     The Ecumenical Mission Team, organized in cooperation with the Greater Fairmont Council of Churches is planning a Spring trip to Long Island, NY. That area was devastated in October, 2012 by Superstorm Sandy and is in need of volunteers to assist with the rebuilding homes.  The team will be hosted by Samaritanís Purse who is providing project management, building materials, tools, lodging and food during our stay. The dates of the trip are March 9-14, 2014 which happens to coincide with Spring Break at our local universities. All people of faith are welcome to participate. 

   Guidelines for the group are: 

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age, be in reasonably good health and have had a tetanus shot within the last five years.

  • Participants will pay a $100 fee or arrange for their church to sponsor them on the trip. 

  • It is not a requirement that each person bring their own tools as these will be provided and shared as needed. 

  • Due to limited space in the work camp we are able to take ten (10) people on the trip so donít delay if you are interested in making the trip. All applications must be back by Thursday February 20th

  • Each day the group will observe a morning and evening devotional prayer within a larger group. 

  • We will share in the preparation of meals as well as cleanup. 

  • Workdays will be 7-8 hours long on worksites with breaks for lunch and refreshments. 

  • Both skilled and non-skilled labor is needed. 

    The experience combines work, prayer, service and community building into a faith enrichment opportunity. Donations are welcome to help offset the teamís costs over and above participant fees. Checks may be sent to: St. Peter the Fisherman CC, 407 Jackson Street, Fairmont, WV 26554 (Note: Mission Fund). Those interested in learning more about the trip or to receive an application may contact: Deacon David Lester @ 304-592-2693 or by e-mail to davidplester@aol.com  (Deacon David)

 
Last Revised: February 17, 2014