Disciples News Service

Disaster recovery volunteers needed

Disciples Volunteering and Week of Compassion are supporting recovery efforts in four states affected by recent floods and hurricanes. Mission opportunities are available to support disaster recovery in Missouri, West Virginia, Florida, and Texas. It’s not too late to make a difference this year and help a family return to their home before winter. Or, you can make plans for a mission pilgrimage in 2018.

As a part of the response to Hurricane Harvey, Disciples are serving in the ongoing cleanup with NECHAMA – Jewish Response to Disaster – and partnering through a local congregation. Disciples Volunteering is also scheduling teams for a Texas Mission Station that will be open in 2018.

In Florida, Disciples are partnering with Volusia Interfaiths/Agencies Networking in Disaster. VIND continues to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew, many of which were also affected by Hurricane Irma. They have immediate need for volunteer teams.

Site leaders are needed to help facilitate the work of the Mission Stations. Disciples Volunteering is looking for servant leaders with a heart for mission and the availability to spend at least one month at a time at a Mission Station. Training for new members of the Servant Leadership Team will take place in April, in cooperation with the Disaster Ministries of the Church of the Brethren and the United Church of Christ.

Summer Mission Intern applications are now being received. Applicants must be age 20 to 26 during their summer of service and available without interruption from late May through mid-August.

Learn more about all of these mission opportunities from Disciples Home Missions.

Keep up to date on recovery efforts by signing up for the Disciples Volunteering and Week of Compassion newsletters and following both on Facebook (Disciples Volunteering, Week of Compassion).