Assist homeowners affected by recent tornadoes
Location: Washington, IL
Length of Stay: Minimum stay for overnight volunteers is three days. Day volunteers are being accepted.
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 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.
Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting homeowners affected by the recent tornadoes in the Illinois area. They will be working on debris removal, roof tarping and chain saw tree removal.
Background Information: Several homes were damaged or destroyed in the Illinois area as a result of several tornadoes that stormed across the mid-west on Sunday November 17th.
Additional Information: Meals and sleeping quarters will be provided. 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 bring sturdy work shoes, work gloves and safety glasses.