Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders-Ocean Springs and Louisiana Flood Recovery Build
October 9-15 and October 16-22
UPDATE: Since planning the October build, our friends in Louisiana have experienced devasting flooding—40,000 homes by the governor’s estimation. So we’re not going to back off our commitment to completing the Ocean Springs house in October, but we’re hoping that we have sufficient volunteers sign up, so that we can also work in Louisiana.
Of course, we’ll do that in partnership with our longtime friends, Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center (https://www.facebook.com/groups/65428289765/ ) in Hammond, LA. So when you sign up online, you’ll be offered the opportunity to indicate your interest in also supporting the LA build.
Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders-Ocean Springs Build
In August of last year, Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders built five homes on the Mississippi Gulf Coast as we acknowledged ten years of recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Our focus for that build was on families who had not fully shared in that recovery. In that effort, it became clear to us that there were many more families on the Gulf Coast still in need of a safe and decent home. So we’re going back this October (Oct 9 – 22) to blitz build one new home and another rehab. We’d love to have you join us!
We’re working in partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs, a church with a grand passion for loving their neighbor in need! And, like us, they’re firmly committed to giving a hand up and not a hand out.
Our aim is shifting east of our beloved Biloxi to Ocean Springs and Jackson County. In fact, our volunteer housing facility will at the Jackson County Baptist Association. Of course, you’ll still be able to check out your favorite haunts in Biloxi and we’ll be even closer to The Shed.
This will be a two-week build so, if you favor framing, roofing and siding activities come during the first week. If you prefer interior finishing, come during the second week. Or, if you can’t decide, come both weeks. Or, if you want to spend October on the Gulf Coast, come the week before also and experience the 20th Annual Cruisin’ The Coast from October 2-9th.
Week one: October 9-15, 2016
Week two: October 16-22, 2016
Early Registration before Sept. 10th
$175 per week (includes room and meals).
$150 per week (meals only)
To receive early rate you must pay online or mail your check by September 10th.
After Sept. 10th registration
$200 per week (includes room and meals)
$175 per week (meals only)
All checks should be written to Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders and mailed to:
Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders
10 Arrowhead Rd
Danvers, MA 01923
In May 2016, Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders and 115 volunteers partnered with Warrior Creek Development for a two-week build of six housing units (three duplexes) in Welch, West Virginia.
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Disaster ReBuilders leading hurricane recovery effort in Texas – Feb. 17, 2010
Ike volunteers get back to work – Jan. 7, 2010
Hurricane-damaged homes not forgotten – Aug. 1, 2009