FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers about Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders operations in North Carolina:
(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. And we'll also give a detailed COVID-19 “rules of the road” for you upon arrival.)

Wikipedia is an excellent source of information about Hurricane Florence that you can access by clicking here.

    1. Pamlico Disaster Recovery Coalition

    2. Mt Zion Free Will Baptist Church

    3. The Call to Build

1019 Colleton Way, Trent Woods, NC 28562

    1. Our primary housing location is at Mt Zion Free Will Baptist Church, 1912 Lynchs Beach Loop, Bayboro, NC. Mt Zion is located in Pamlico County east of New Bern, NC (effective 5/6/2021).

      1. Registration fee is $100/week/person to cover room, orientation dinner, breakfast and lunch foods, and miscellaneous volunteer expenses as well as limited construction expenses. We prefer you register online at http://fullercenter.org/disaster-rebuilders/ including paying your registration fee. If you’d prefer to write a check, mail to:

Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders
201 West NASA Pkwy
Webster, TX 77598

      1. We have capacity for 15 volunteers at this time but facility can house up to 30 individuals.

      2. Dinners will be the responsibility of the volunteer group. The church has a full kitchen and dining area.

      3. We expect most of the worksites to be within 10 miles of your housing.

      4. Shower trailer is located outside the building.

      5. We are working on adding a washer and dryer at the location.

    1. We have other options in Pamlico County where reservations and payments will need to be made directly to those facilities. Contact Emily Hill at 252-548-1276 or eesmailes@gmail.com to help with those reservations. In additions to our direct payment to the locations there will be a registration fee paid to Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders of $25/week/person to cover orientation dinner, miscellaneous volunteer expenses as well as limited construction expenses. Checks should be written to Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders per above. The other locations options in Pamlico County are:

      1. Camp Caroline. Limited summer availability. 3398 Janiero Road, Arapahoe, NC

      2. Camp Vandemere. Limited summer availability. 177 3rd St., Vandemere, NC

      3. River’s Edge Family Campground. 149 Tempe Gut Road, Bayboro, NC

    2. New Hope Village at Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church, 2011 Od Cherry Point Road, James City, NC in Craven County just south of New Bern, NC.

      1. Registration fee is $175/week/person to cover room, orientation dinner, and miscellaneous volunteer expenses as well as limited construction expenses. Breakfast, lunch and dinners will be the responsibility of the volunteer group. Checks should be written to:

Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders
201 West NASA Pkwy
Webster, TX 77598

      1. We have capacity for 15 volunteers. There may be other volunteer groups staying at this facility as it can house up to 60 individuals.

      2. The church has a full kitchen and dining area.

      3. We expect most of the worksites to be within 25 miles of your housing.

      4. Showers and washer/dryers are located in the building.

The registration fee ($125) is used to cover room & board and miscellaneous volunteer expenses as well as limited construction expenses. Checks should be made payable to “Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders and sent to:


Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders
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 is required at all times. You must also complete our “Minor Permission Consent Form.”


B: 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 a cold breakfast and bag lunch (self-prepared).


B: Volunteers will be expected 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 the New Bern NC airport. We do not provide airport pick-ups.

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

Dependent on site.

Plan to sleep on a bunkbed with a mattress, so bring a sleeping bag or linens and pillows. Bring your own towel.

We’ll be doing rehabs-homes flooded with 2-4 feet of water and now gutted. Expect the work to be primarily interior but expect a little exterior work as well. Interior work will include insulating, drywall, mudding, floors and doors, cabinets and vanities, trimming, painting, etc. Exterior work will include siding, insulation of crawl space, maybe some roof repairs, painting of siding materials, building ramps and other exterior necessities.

Yes, bring everything you can. We’re rebuilding our inventory. As a minimum bring your personal items: tape measure, utility knife, hammer, pencil, tool belt, and gloves. If you’re driving and have room, consider bringing a miter saw and portable table saw.

Volunteer teams will be asked to help with meal preparation, serving and clean up. We’ll welcome teams wanting to take entire responsibility for an evening meal.

There are numerous hotels in the area if you’re more comfortable there. Of course, because of the hurricane, most are fully booked.

There is a binder located in each room that lists out local restaurants and attractions that the staff and other volunteer groups have enjoyed.

We have a special t-shirt for our North Carolina mission. Your registration fee includes one t- shirt; additional t-shirts will be $15 per shirt.

There are RV hook up available at Camp Caroline, Camp Vandemere and River’s Edge Family Campground. We are working on some special rates for these facilities.

If you haven’t already registered, please register online at: https://fullercenter.org/disaster-rebuilders/

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