Response to flooding: Home Repair

Volunteers are needed to help up to 200 tornado and flood survivors still struggling to fix their homes.

Response to flooding: Home Repairs

Volunteers are needed to help up to 200 tornado and flood survivors still struggling to fix their homes.

Skill Set Needed:

While it is always nice to have highly skilled volunteers to help other members of your team, teams of all skill levels are welcome. A local construction coordinator will provide guidance on work projects.

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Interested in learning more about this opportunity?

Call 800-848-5818 or email Chris Gibson at [email protected].

Where: 

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

When: 

Rolling dates, contact us to learn more. 

Group Size

2-20 people

Age Requirement

There is no strict age limit, rather, this site relies on the organizers of your group to determine what is best for your group. Any volunteer under 18 will need a parent or guardian to initial the liability release form.

Possible Work Projects

Repairs can include, but are not limited to, drywall, flooring, cabinets, siding, porches, ramps, etc.

Accommodations and Meals

The volunteer house has 50 twin size bunks/beds spread among 5 rooms in dorm style housing. Private accommodations for couples or those requiring an individual room can often be arranged, based on availability, and with advance notice.

Separate male and female baths are located on the 2nd floor along with the housing. Both baths include 3 showers, 3 commodes, and 4 sinks. Also upstairs are washers and dryers for the use of the volunteers.

There is a large kitchen available for meal preparation. It includes 2 stoves, 3 refrigerators, microwave, freezer, ice machine and all of the necessary meal prep equipment.

Cost

$25 per person per night

Your group is responsible for all costs associated with your trip.

Tools and Materials

All building materials are provided. Most of the larger tools, power saws, tile cutters, ladders, etc., are available. It is recommended that teams provide their personal hand tools, drills, etc.

RV Hook-up

There are 6 RV hook-ups available at a church located about a 25 minute drive from the volunteer house.

Things to Bring:

  • Bedding: sleeping bag/pillow/sheets/blanket
  • Towel and bathroom items
  • Swimsuit/towel
  • Work clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes for job sites
  • At least one pair of jeans/pants for some job sites
  • Work gloves
  • Casual clothing for “down-time”
  • Bible/journal/devotional
  • Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Games/Frisbee/free time stuff
  • Cooler with drinks for your job site