Flood Recovery for Community
Teams are needed to work with a local Baptist ministry in helping people recover from the 2023 flooding that devastated the Barre/Montpelier area of Vermont. The early, and immediate stages will include re-insulating, hanging of sheetrock (not necessarily finishing), and replacing sub-flooring – for as long as needed. Subsequent teams may have more detailed, finish-type work as the project progresses. Requestor will work with team leader in knowing what kinds of work team will do as the time for service gets closer. Teams are needed now, but the estimate is that much of this will go on through the end of summer 2024. Will need some with construction knowledge and most with willing hearts and hands. Some funds are available for needed materials, but if teams want to contribute, that would be great. Many tools are available on site for teams to use, but if teams drive and can bring some tools, that will help. If flying, requestor can arrange for team to be transported from and to the airport once in Vermont. Teams of up to 20 can stay at a nearby church and prepare their meals in church kitchen. Other lodging options are available as well.
Length of assignment: 5-7 Days (or more)
Preferred Dates: September 2023-October 2024
Costs: Travel to Vermont, Lodging, Team Food