Tipton First UMC is pulling together a group of youth and adults to go to Baton Rouge to do rebuilding from the 2016 flooding. As of late October, they are still mucking out the mud and crud from the flooding and will begin the rebuilding process in December. Our group will be timed right to continue rebuilding in March. Ed, the Coordinator, said that there were more square miles of damage from the 2016 floods there than from Hurricane Katrina, but this storm didn’t have a name. 150,000 homes were damaged. More available in the Information Sheet from Volunteers in Mission.
Here are the basics:
Dates: Leave Tipton on Sat. March 11, stay the night near Jackson, MS.
Arrive Baton Rouge, Sun. March 12. (approx. 14 hour trip)
Work days: March 13-17
Leave after working on March 17 and drive 5 hours?? Or leave the morning
of the 18th.
Arrive home March 18 (or 19 if we leave on the morning of the 18th)
There is a full kitchen and showers in the 4 hosting churches in Baton Rouge so could do breakfast and packed lunches each day and eat out for supper.
(Or cook supper a few nights)
Cost: Total est. cost = $435 per person. Scholarship money available (see Pastor Jenny). There will be fundraising opportunities to offset the cost.
In order to secure a spot, please return the Registration Form to the church office by November 20, 2016 with a $25 deposit. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable, but it is transferrable. Once the numbers are known, there will be a deposit paid to the Louisiana Relief effort to secure the spot for the week in March and relay the numbers. The Medical and Liability Release will also need to be completed.