Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders

Due to the coronavirus outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, all volunteer trips with the Disaster ReBuilders for March and April of 2020 have been canceled. We tentatively plan to resume accepting volunteers in May 2020.

FLORIDA

We are rebuilding in the communities around Panama City in Bay County, hard-hit by Hurricane Michael in 2018. We're excited about working in partnership with our long-time friends, Mercy Chefs. They're providing meals and accommodations for 25 of you each week. We’ll provide the construction leadership, tools and projects — and you provide the energy and passion for serving. You've seen the pictures, but this is definitely the closest thing to Katrina since 2005. One difference — very little flood damage, mostly big wind!

Florida Volunteer Dates Availability

 No availability June 21-27, 2020

All other weeks after the April/May trips freeze have some availability at this time.

NORTH CAROLINA

We have established a volunteer base in New Bern, N.C., a community of about 30,000 people that was one of the areas hardest hit by both high winds and torrential flooding caused by Hurricane Florence in September 2018. Our specialty — rebuilding mucked-out homes — is badly needed in this area. We have capacity to host 40 volunteers (20 maximum for youth groups). Cost is $125/person. We’ll provide the construction leadership, tools and projects — and you provide the passion for serving families in need.

N.C. Volunteer Dates Availability

No availability June 14-20 2020

All other weeks after the April/May trips freeze have some availability at this time.

TEXAS

We are rebuilding in several communities hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Our area of operation extends along the I-45 corridor from southeast Houston to Texas City. Clear Lake Presbyterian Church is graciously providing room and board for 25 volunteers. We’ll provide the construction leadership, tools and projects — and you provide the passion for serving families in need. In 2019 in addition to rebuilding mucked-out homes, we are building six entirely new homes for families whose homes were destroyed.

Texas Volunteer Dates Availability

All other weeks after the April/May trips freeze have some availability at this time.

For all volunteer inquiries contact:

LYN WILSON, Disaster ReBuilders Volunteer Scheduler
Phone: 346-763-7499

disaster-rebuilders@fullercenter.org

Staffing opportunities

  • Construction supervisor (paid/part-time)
  • Volunteer coordinator (paid)

Contact Bart Tucker at bartowt@aol.com for details.

TO CONTACT BASE LEADERSHIP AT EACH LOCATION FOR OTHER INQUIRIES:

FLORIDA:
Toni (Karam) Ratliff
225-718-6517
tkratliff01@gmail.com

NORTH CAROLINA:
Emily Smailes
919-604-6092;
eesmailes@gmail.com

TEXAS
Kate Robinson
817-946-2343
kate.robinson@att.net