Sun Oct 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM - Sat Nov 02, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
New Bern, NC
Join the group of 20+ that Bob and Jan Curran will lead to New Bern NC to rebuild homes destroyed by the hurricane last year. Here are the details; 
 
Type of worked involved:  The work involves refurbishing homes which were flooded by hurricane Florence in September 2018.  All of the demolition has been completed for the homes in which we will be working.  Typical tasks include drywall installation, flooring installation, taping and spackling of walls, and painting. All tools and supplies are provided by Fuller Center.  A professional Fuller Center Project Manager oversees the project.  NOTE:  All levels of experience are welcome.
 
Cost:  Typical overall costs have been about $250/person in addition to transportation.  Since it is within driving distance of West Chester, we will likely arrange car pools to reduce the cost of transportation.  Any off site meals will be an extra cost. .We will work to raise funds to offset some costs for all volunteers.  People who want to participate but cannot afford the expenses may be able to get additional financial assistance. 
 
Lodging and Meals:  Fuller Center has partnered with local churches to provide housing and meals.  This year, we will be lodging at Cornerstone Church.  We typically arrange a First Crew dinner at a local restaurant on Wednesday evening.
 
Transportation:   New Bern, NC is about 450 miles from West Chester and approximately a 7 ½ hour drive via I 95.   If you choose to fly, First Crew will arrange transportation to Cornerstone Church. Transportation to and from the work site each day is arranged by First Crew.
 
Other Travel Information:   Teams often take Wednesday afternoon off to explore local sites in the city where we volunteer.
 
Skills, expertise, tools and materials:  All levels of experience and expertise are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Typically, the team includes people with no experience and volunteers who have been on numerous mission trips.  It is a great opportunity to learn new skills working side by side with a more experienced volunteer.  Fuller Center supplies all tools and materials needed for the tasks.
 
If you would like to volunteer for the New Bern Disaster Relief Trip or are just interested to learn more about the trip, please contact Jim Serum (Phone 610-793-1920; Email: jwserum@verizon.net) or Bob Curran (Phone 610-316-3109; Email: curranbob@verizon.net).   New Bern is a popular volunteer area and we will need to make lodging reservations earlier than our typical timing so please contact me soon. .