FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers about operations in Southwest Louisiana

As you know the COVID-19 situation is very fluid so the information below is certainly subject to change as we make every effort to make your volunteer experience as safe as practical. And, of course, also protecting the homeowners we serve. We’ll be asking you to sign an additional certification upon arrival regarding your potential exposure (see downloadable document file). And we’ll also give a detailed COVID-19 rules of the road for you upon arrival.

Celebration Worship Center
2321 S Ruth St.
Sulfur, LA 70665
Phone: 337.528.2626
https://www.cwcsulphur.com/

A: You’ll be staying at Celebration Worship Center’s Youth Building in Sulfur. The church some damage during Hurricane Laura but are enthusiastic supporters of our recovery efforts. The physical address above is not for mailing. Please use the following for mailing:

Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders
PO Box 3003
Sulfur, LA 70664-3003

B: We have capacity for 16 volunteers housed in the youth building.

C: The kitchen and dining area are set up in the volunteer housing.

A: The registration fee ($100) is used to cover room & board and miscellaneous volunteer expenses as well as limited construction expenses. Checks should be written to:

Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders
c/o Webster Presbyterian Church
201 West NASA Pkwy
Webster, TX 77598

A: You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer with Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders. Volunteers under 18 years old are permitted to work on the construction site, but must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times. You must also complete our “Minor Permission Consent Form.”

B: Background checks are required on all volunteers. Team leaders will be required to certify on behalf of their sponsoring organization (church, etc.) that all team members have successfully completed a “Sex Offender Registry Check.”

A: Dinner will be provided on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. We look at Wednesday and Friday nights as your opportunity to sample the local cuisine. Each weekday, we also provide breakfast and bag lunch.

B: Volunteers may be asked to support the hospitality host with meal preparation, serving and clean-up.


6:30-7 a.m.

Breakfast



7-7:30 a.m.
Brief devotions/morning announcements



7:30 a.m.
Leave for worksite



Noon-ish
Lunch at worksite



4:30-ish
Depart worksite



6-7 p.m.
Dinner



7 p.m.
Evening presentations/Face of God (varies)

Yes, the mandatory Sunday night orientation is accomplished in conjunction with the 6 p.m. dinner.

Absolutely! Daily devotions and sharing our stories from the day are important parts of our ministry.

The closest airport is Lake Charles Regional Airport, which is 24 miles from our volunteer camp. You might also consider flying into George Bush International Airport (Houston) which is 2+15 hours from Sulphur. We do not provide airport pick-ups.

No, you’ll have to provide your own transportation.

Plan to sleep on a cot or bunkbed with a mattress, so bring a sleeping bag or linens. There should be pillow available. Bring your own towel.

A. We’ll be doing rehabs—primarily repairing wind damage. However, many homes suffered roof damage resulting in limited interior water damage. On the exterior, you’ll be painting, repairing/replacing, siding, windows and doors. For interior damage, you’ll be insulating, drywalling, floors and doors, cabinets and vanities, trimming, painting, etc.

It is always a good idea to bring your own work gloves and safety glasses. We now have two well stocked tool trailers, but for those of you who prefer to use your own, feel free to bring what you’d like.

Volunteers may help with meal preparation, serving and clean up.

There are numerous hotels in the area if you’re more comfortable there.

Yes. We can provide you a list of local restaurants and attractions upon your arrival.

Yes. Your registration fee includes one t- shirt; additional t-shirts will be $15 per shirt.

We have limited spots for RV parking at the church. Please contact Lyn Wilson for availability. There also are several campgrounds in the area, which may now have room for weekly renters.

Register online at: https://fullercenter.org/disaster-rebuilders/

If you prefer a group registration to individual registrations, contact Lyn below for appropriate forms.:
Lyn Wilson, Volunteer Scheduler Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders
Phone: 346.763.7499
E-mail: disaster-rebuilders@fullercenter.org

Lyn Wilson, Volunteer Scheduler Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders
Phone: 346.763.7499
E-mail: disaster-rebuilders@fullercenter.org