Hurricane Disaster Recovery Trip: Puerto Rico

The United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries has invited work crews to help in rebuilding projects in Puerto Rico. We would be working with Puerto Rican partners on rebuilding projects, focused mostly on housing. We will join with Asylum Hill Congregational Church, and other local partners, on this trip. UCC Disaster Ministries is working in partnership with the Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Puerto Rico (IEUPR) on this recovery mission. IEUPR churches have already gathered lists of houses needing necessary repairs. At the present time, the list includes more than 90 homes. Most homes need roof repairs and painting. Work may include repairing cement roofs, light carpentry, metal and wood roofing repair, and painting interior ceilings and walls. Most of the work will be done in the Humacao city area, the hardest hit area in Puerto Rico. Volunteers should be prepared to work hard. The work will involve being exposed to a hot and humid climate, some heavy lifting, and climbing ladders. There is also some work that does not entail climbing up onto roofs.

  • Trip Dates: April 7-13th, 2019

  • Ages: 16 and older (Teenagers with a parent)

  • Cost: Approximately $800, scholarship are available through Immanuel's Social Action and Mission Committee

Contact Rev. Kari Nicewander, kari.nicewander@iccucc.org, for more information or sign up on the sheet posted in the Fellowship Hall. Spots are limited, please let Kari know if you are interested as soon as possible!