Assist homeowners affected by the recent floods that have devastated communities in South-central Louisiana
Locations: East Baton Rouge Parish
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 devastated many communities in south-central Louisiana. Teams will be assisting with debris removal and mudouts.
Background Information: Unprecedented rainfall has swamped a large swath of the Gulf Coast, battering the region from Alabama to east Texas, killing several people and causing widespread damage. South-central Louisiana has been especially hard hit, with some areas receiving more than two feet of rain.
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 site at 7:30am or 12:30pm for orientation: In East Baton Rouge Parish, LA: Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, LA 70739, Phone: 985-402-4350 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.