Detroit, Michigan: Home Repairs

This is a response to flooding in 2014 and 2016

DUE to Covid-19, this opportunity is suspended until further notice.

Detroit, Michigan: Home Repairs

This is a response to flooding in 2014 and 2016

There were over 120,000 homes affected by the August 2014 flood that hit Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. To date, there are still over 2,000 homes in need of assistance with reconstruction.

Interested in this opportunity?

Fill out this short form to get started, or, feel free to call 800-848-5818 or email Chris Gibson at [email protected].

About this Service Trip

Where

Detroit, Michigan

When

Any time throughout the year.

Group Size

2-20 people

Age Requirement

High school age, youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Scope of Work

General reconstruction work; sheet-rock install/finish, painting, replace trim, flooring. There may still be some muck and gut situations.

Accommodations and Meals

Several churches in the area have offered housing. The volunteer coordinator will determine where you will stay depending on the size of your group, group’s skills and community need. Their goal is to find housing near the work projects. All facilities will offer: floor space (20 cots available) restrooms/showers (YMCA or Health Centers) a kitchen to prepare your own meals.

Cost

$25 per person/night. Your group is responsible for all costs associated with your trip.

Skill Level Requirement

All skill levels are needed for our recovery efforts. We ask that teams have a team leader knowledgeable in construction; however, we also can provide that expertise if necessary.

Tools and Materials

All materials are provided. Tools can be provided if needed; however, if volunteers have access to tools please bring them with you.

What to Bring

Must bring bedding and/or sleeping bag, towels, and personal toiletries. A general list of what to bring can be found in Preparing to Serve.