North Carolina: Disaster Reposnse
You can help in North Carolina after the massive flooding from Hurricane Matthew, which is being referred to as “North Carolina’s Katrina.”
Hurricane Matthew devastated multiple area including Fayetteville, Lumberton, and Tarboro so the exact location you would serve at will depend on several factors including what projects are ready at the time of your trip and the size and skill levels in your group. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility with this.
Scope of Work
Work could include a wide range of project including insulation, sheetrock/drywall, painting, hanging doors, installing cabinets, trim work, installing flooring, gutting out homes, demolition, etc. There is a local construction coordinator who will assign work projects that are appropriate to the size and skill level of your group.
High school age and up. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Skill Level Requirement
It is helpful to have a couple of people with construction experience in your group, but this is not required. The local construction coordinator will provide guidance on work projects.
Accommodations and Meals
Wherever your group is placed, there will be a church or community building to stay in with space to sleep, showers/restrooms, and a kitchen to prepare your own meals.
There is no cost, but a donation to the organizations hosting your group is welcome. Your group is responsible for all costs associated with your trip. World Renew DRS does not charge for arranging group mission trips.
Tools and Materials
The local organization will provide the materials. Some tools are available and skilled tradesmen are encouraged to take their own tools. Please discuss this with the local construction coordinator during the planning process.
What to Bring
Volunteers must bring their own bedding/sleeping bags, towels & toiletries, pillows. A general list of what to bring can be found in Preparing to Serve.