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:
must be at least 18 years of age, be in reasonably good
health and have had a tetanus shot within the last five
will pay a $100 fee or arrange for their church to sponsor
them on the trip.
is not a requirement that each person bring their own tools
as these will be provided and shared as needed.
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.
day the group will observe a morning and evening devotional
prayer within a larger group.
will share in the preparation of meals as well as
will be 7-8 hours long on worksites with breaks for lunch
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 firstname.lastname@example.org