Volunteers – We Still NEED You!
To all of those who have or will volunteer in the rebuilding of our city of Joplin, THANK YOU! The volunteer’s who have come have had a tremendous impact and are greatly appreciated!
However, we still have a great deal of work that needs to be done. As each day goes by we are still learning of more individuals that need our help. We are working on how we can best meet the needs of the home owners affected.
Work Crews: We are working on completing homes that still need final touches, and some that
still need much more, which some may require skilled labor. There are many things to be done, so we thank you for your patience and flexibility. You will literally help rebuild a family’s home. This may include hanging insulation or drywall, mudding, sanding, texturing, priming, painting, laying floors, and/or hanging trim, doors and baseboard. If you have significant experience in these areas or in framing, electrical, plumbing and/or cabinetry, please let us know prior to your arrival so that we can assign you to a specialty team.
We are encouraging that groups be as self sufficient as possible (if groups can bring multiple vehicles as some may get divided). Transportation is somewhat limited. We also recommend bringing your own tools. We do have some tools we can loan out, however, if planned ahead in enough time the groups will know what will be required as they will know what kind of work they will be doing.
If you or your group would like to work with us
in helping rebuild the city of Joplin, these following steps will help:
STEP 1: Register On Line
We are asking that groups or individuals register online letting us know when they are coming, how many people, what skills they have (even general labor), and what equipment they might be bringing. http://www.chcchurch.org/storm-home
STEP 2: Get A Project
After you are registered we will then connect you with a project given to us by a family affected by the storm. On some projects we may combine you or your group with other individuals or groups coming in.
STEP 3: Housing Arrangements
There are several options in the city of Joplin for you and your group to make arrangements for both a place to sleep and eat. Once we have your dates figured out we can put you and your group in contact with the appropriate facility.
STEP 4: Arrive in Joplin and be ready to help rebuild!
If people just show up at our door, we will give them light work that does not require special skills or heavy equipment, IF we have those types of work orders that day. If not, then we will send them to Americorp who is also sending out work crews.
Wed, June 15, 2011
by CHCC Staff