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.

Cornerstone Church
2304 US Highway 70 E
New Bern, NC 28560-6747
Phone: (252) 638-1052
Wednesday Worship: 7:00 PM
Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

New Hope Village
(Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church) 2011 Old Cherry Point Rd
New Bern, NC 28560
Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

A: Volunteers at Cornerstone will be housed in the same building divided into two separate rooms ( men in one and women in the other). The kitchen and dining area re located on the main floor of the building. The building has a maximum capacity of 40.

B. Showers are located in the building where the ladies are housed. Because the church as a busy evenings schedule, we’ll have a “NO SHOWER” period from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.

C: We expect most of the worksites to be within 20 miles of your housing.

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 New Bern’s Coastal Carolina Regional Airport EWN. You’re not going to believe this but we’re only 1.2 miles from the airport. In special situations we will 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. We have pillows. Bring your own towel.

Yes, we have two stackable washer and dryers located in the kitchen for volunteer use.

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.

We have not established relationships with the local RV parks yet. We do have RV parking available at church partners without hook-ups. We have future plans for RV parking at host churches with hook-ups, so stay tuned.

If you haven’t already registered, please 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