Thank you for responding to the urgent call to help homeowners devastated by Hurricane Irma.
Our disaster relief units are rolling to Florida and will announce our base locations as soon as possible. Over the next weeks, there is a huge need to minister to hurting families in Jesus’ Name. We need an army of volunteers—please join us!
Click here to sign up to volunteer. Our staff will contact you within a few days. We are working to process applications as quickly as possible.
Locations: Naples & Fort Myers, FL
There will be opportunities for both volunteers who need overnight accommodations and those who want to serve for the day at our site in Naples. Our site in Fort Myers currently only has opportunities for day volunteers.
Length of Stay: Minimum stay of three days for overnight volunteers.
Maximum Team Size: Fifteen people. Both teams and individuals are welcome.
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 (age 21 or older). All youth must have a signed Youth Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liabilty. If not accompanied by their parent, this form must be notarized. Youth Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liabilty
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: Youth Policy
Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting homeowners affected by Hurricane Irma. We’ll be tearing out damaged drywall, removing flooring, tarping roofs, and clearing debris.
Background Information: Hurricane Irma was wide enough to churn up both coastlines at the same time with rain, wind, and storm surge. Power lines were downed, trees uprooted, streets turned into raging rivers of floodwaters.
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. Volunteers should bring rubber boots for working in flooded areas.
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 host church at 7:30am or 12:30pm for orientation. 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.
Current sites for Day Volunteers:
First Baptist Church of Naples, 3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL
Phone: 239-860-1352 Beginning: Thursday, September 14
McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL
Phone: 239-339-7455 Beginning: Thursday, September 14