Assist homeowners affected by the recent floods that have devastated South Carolina
Locations: Andrews, SC
Length of Stay: Minimum stay of three days.
There are opportunities for both overnight and day 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 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 the recent floods that have affected several counties in South Carolina. Teams will be assisting with debris removal and mudouts.
Background Information: Multiple areas in South Carolina have received 20 inches of rain or more as a result of historic rains from Hurricane Joaquin. The torrents of rain have caused deadly flooding, claiming more than a dozen lives so far.
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. If bringing their own chainsaw volunteers will also need to bring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Volunteers should dress in long pants and bring work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy boots. Volunteers should bring rubber boots for work with mudouts.
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 7:30 am or 12:30 pm for orientation: Andrews, SC: First Baptist Church of Andrews,10 N. Rosemary Avenue, Andrews, SC 29510 (beginning October 23). 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. Please click on the link below to sign up as a day volunteer.