Response to 2018 Flooding: Disaster Response Site
Work could include drywall, painting, roofing, flooring, framing, etc. There may still be a need for demolition, muck-out, general water damage repair, siding repair, sheetrock finish work, painting, replace flooring/trim, etc. The local construction coordinator will assign work projects that are appropriate to the size and skill level of your group.
Generally high school age and up. Groups including youth must have the appropriate adult to youth ratio and adults who are able to supervise youth on work projects. While teens are welcomed, must be over 18 to handle power tools.
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
The volunteer house offers bunk beds, restrooms, showers and a kitchen to prepare your own meals. This 10,000 sq. ft. home offers the comfort of home. There is a maximum capacity of 60 volunteers at one time.
The cost is $25/person/night. Fee is payable to the local organization in Hattiesburg. Your group is responsible for all costs associated with your trip. World Renew DRS does not charge for arranging group mission trips. (Updated 7/2019)
Tools and Materials
Materials and basic tools are provided and coordinated by the local construction coordinator. Skilled tradesmen are encouraged to bring their own tools if possible. This should be discussed with the local 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.