Panama City, Florida: Repair hurricane damaged homes
Hundreds of people across six counties in the Florida Panhandle are feeling alone and hopeless after Hurricane Michael ruined the area as one of the strongest hurricanes on record for the US. Will you help repair homes here?
When to Volunteer
Any time of the year.
Generally, 14 years old and up. 1 adult per 3-4 youth.
Type of Work
- Drywall installation/finishing
- Cabinet installation
- Outdoor projects
- Misc. projects related to reconstruction
It is most beneficial for your group to that have a couple good skilled carpenters and the rest of the team to be hard workers willing to learn. Your group could do everything from roofs, insulation, sheetrock, trim, flooring, painting, siding, windows, electrical, plumbing and kitchen cabinets. There will always be something for everyone in the group to do as long as you have a teachable spirit.
Accommodations and Meals
There are three possible housing options which are spread out due the wide spread damage area. Where you stay will depend on need and availability at the time of your trip. The housing in Laguna Beach and Miracle Valley have beds and in Panama City there are cots; there are plenty of restrooms at each housing location. Volunteers need to bring own bedding (pillows sleeping bags)
There is a commercial kitchen with pots, pans, and cooking utensils. Your group will need to supply and cook own food.
There is no cost for housing. Your group is responsible for travel costs and meals.
Tools and Materials
Groups can bring own tools if they prefer or tool trailers will be provided on the job sites with enough tools. If your group would like to take your own tools, please mention this during the planning stages of your trip. Materials will be supplied if your group would like to donate some building materials for the job you`re on that would be great but not a requirement.
Might be available depending on date and situation.
Greenville, North Carolina
Things to Bring:
- Bedding: sleeping bag/pillow/sheets/blanket
- Towel and bathroom items
- Work clothes
- Closed-toe shoes for job sites
- At least one pair of jeans/pants for some job sites
- Work gloves
- Casual clothing for “down-time”
- Bug spray
- Games/Frisbee/free time stuff