FUMC Allen is going to the Gulf Coast! Come be a part of helping to rebuild damage from the impact of Hurricane Harvey! We are partnering with FUMC Frisco and FUMC Rockwall for a trip on January 12-15, 2018. Right now we have 10 spots available for FUMC Allen.
The Rio Texas Conference has established two “volunteer villages”: one at First UMC in Victoria and the other at First UMC in Sinton. Each village provides sleeping space for about 40 volunteers as well as a commercial kitchen for food preparation, a fellowship hall for eating and recreation, and a shower trailer. A volunteer from one of our sister churches has already offered to manage “base camp” – planning for and preparing meals for the entire group.
We have work to be done for all ages and skill levels: roofing, tape-and-bedding, flooring, painting, and debris cleanup. The exact work we will be doing will be better defined as we get closer to the trip and know what other groups have been able to accomplish.
All participants must have a Release of Liability form, Medical Emergency Information form, and complete MinistrySafe training that includes a background check. The exact cost of the trip is still pending as we wait to hear the fee for lodging, supply cost, food expense, etc., but we expect that the trip will be no more than $80.
Completed paperwork and a deposit of $25 will hold your spot.
For more information or to register to go, please contact Rev. Jessica Wright.