Assist homeowners devastated by severe storms in Georgia

Location: Albany, GA

Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 14 years or older. Youth, ages 14-15, must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian and youth, ages 16-17, must be accompanied by an adult chaperone unless the team is registered as a youth group. Youth groups may serve with Samaritan’s Purse and are required to complete a Youth Leader Covenant. Please click for more information on our Youth Policy: http://spvolunteernetwork.samaritanspurse.org/youth-policy/

Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting homeowners affected by a recent severe storm. Teams will be assisting with debris clean up and roof tarping.

Background Information: Severe storms spawned several tornados across three states. Albany, GA was hit hard with high winds that caused downed trees and structural damages.

Additional Information: Meals and sleeping quarters will be provided for overnight volunteers. Volunteers need to bring twin size air mattress or cot, linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towels and personal hygiene items. Tools will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own tool belts and small hand tools. Volunteers should dress in long pants and bring work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy boots.

Local / Day Volunteers: If you are local to the area or do not need overnight accommodations we welcome you to serve for the day. Please arrive at our site at 7:30am or 12:30pm for orientation in Albany, GA: The Albany CocaCola Bottling Co., 925 Pine Avenue, Albany, GA 31701 beginning Thursday, January 5, 2017. We will pair you with an experienced team leader to go out to work. Please bring a bagged lunch and water with you. Volunteers will work Mondays – Saturdays and some Sunday afternoons.

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