Interested? Contact Ray Kirby, Donald Downs, or Sheridan Barber.
Here are the Mission Trip Details:
Last September (2018) Hurricane Florence devastated many communities in the Carolinas; the subsequent flooding brought even more damage. Many agencies, government and non-profit, have been working in these hard-hit communities, and the task of mucking out and tearing down has started. Rebuilding homes, even communities, will be ongoing for several years.
Faith Works Coalition (FWC) will form a Mission Group to travel to Eastern North Carolina from April 29th to May 3rd, 2019 (Monday to Friday). FWC is an all-volunteer organization supported by church-based outreach groups, youth & adult groups, military, businesses and individuals. We are registered in Virginia as a 501(c)3 organization. We have no paid employees. Our funding comes mainly from donations. We are very proud to report that we exceed all non-profit benchmarks by directing at least 97% of every dollar donated to us for supplies and building materials to complete our projects. Our two most urgent needs are more volunteers willing to work with our Board of Directors and donations-both monetary or materials and services.
We will be working under the coordination of the Baptist Disaster Relief organization, which has a well-organized presence there and knows how we can be of the most help. Our general ministry will be rebuilding homes.
Our group will form a driving caravan, some with trucks carrying tools. We will be staying in local churches during this week of rebuilding. FWC has experienced Team Leaders who will supervise small teams and be assigned where we can be most useful.
Please consider joining in this effort. Anyone can be of help; no construction experience is necessary; willing hands and a willing heart to serve the Lord are all that is needed.
We are publishing this notice so interested folks can set aside this week (or part of it; our work sites will be a few hour’s drive from here). Details of the trip will be published later.