Assist homeowners affected by recent flooding in southeastern Wisconsin
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Length of Stay: Minimum stay of three days for overnight volunteers.
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 (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
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Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting homeowners affected by the recent flooding in southeastern Wisconsin. Teams will assist with debris removal and mudouts.
Background Information: Torrential rainfall hit southeastern Wisconsin, the middle of July, causing widespread flooding and damaging hundreds of homes. Walworth, Kenosha, and Racine Counties were all affected.
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, beginning July 17 at 12:30 pm: Mt. Zion Christian Church, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Phone: 262-758-4064. 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.