Assist homeowners in Louisiana devastated by tornadoes
Location: New Orleans, LA
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 recent tornadoes. Teams will be assisting with debris clean up, tree work and roof tarping.
Background Information: New Orleans, Louisiana is reeling after six tornadoes barreled through the area on February 7. At least 8 tornadoes touched down across the state on Tuesday.
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 New Orleans, LA: Household of Faith, 9300 I-10 Service Rd., New Orleans, LA 70127 beginning Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:30am. 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.