Interested in joining our first team to step into the recovery effort from Hurricane Michael?
Please read all the details below and complete the registration prior to the March 7th deadline. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our Team Leader, Dave Harle, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-680-6097.
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Through our networking and conversations with leaders in the affected areas we have been led to GRACEVILLE, FL, located approximately 140 miles south and just under 3 hours away. We will be working through a local church, Graceville United Methodist Church, which has been set up as a hub for teams coming to serve in that area.
WHEN ARE WE GOING?
We will be departing at 8:30am the morning of Thursday March 14th and returning the afternoon of Saturday March 16th. Here’s a rough schedule for the trip:
Thursday: Travel in the morning, lunch on the road, half-day of work in the afternoon.
Friday: Full day of work.
Saturday: Morning half-day of work, lunch, and then depart for home.
*The team will be carpooling among themselves and work together to split the gas expense.
WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
This team will be doing re-construction work on homes affected by the hurricane. This will involve installing new insulation, putting up sheetrock, and other general tasks. There is also potential work in supporting the local church as well as others involved in the long-term recovery effort. Understand that organizing day to day recovery work is a fluid process and more specifics will unfold as the time approaches. No specific construction skills are required.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST?
The cost for the trip will be $40. You can write a check to Embrace Church with “Mission Trip” on the memo line or use our online giving tool and select the “Mission Trip” designation. Payment must be received by Sunday March 10th. Additional money will be needed for lunch on Thursday near Graceville and for contributing to the gas expense for the team.
WHAT ABOUT MEALS AND LODGING?
Meals from Thursday night through lunch on Saturday will be provided through Graceville UMC. Team members will be staying on the Graceville UMC campus (cots provided in separate male/female spaces).
WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS?
Members of this team must be 18 years or older. Future trips may allow for younger persons accompanied by a parent.
WHO IS LEADING THIS TEAM?
Dave Harle will be serving as our Team Leader. Dave is a new member of our Embrace Executive Team, a trained Emergency Response Team Leader, and has many years of experience of leading mission teams in both the United States and abroad.
WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS?
Complete registration form below by the March 7th deadline.
$40 payment submitted by Sunday March 10th.
Print and complete the Participant Liability and Medical Release forms and bring them to the March 10th meeting.
Attend the mandatory Team Meeting Sunday March 10th after worship.