Contact: Bob Curran
United States of America

First Crew Disaster Relief Trip to New Bern, North Carolina 2019

Date:  October 27 - November 2, 2019.

Location:  New Bern, North Carolina area

Mission Partners:  Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders located in North Carolina.  We have partnered with Fuller Center for the past three mission trips to Louisiana and Houston and it has been well organized and highly successful.

Type of worked involved:  The work involves the refurbishment of homes which have been flooded by hurricane Florence in September 2019.  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 I95.   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 or Bob Curran as indicated below.   New Bern is a popular volunteer area and we will need to make lodging reservations earlier than our typical timing.


Contacts:  Jim Serum, Phone 610-793-1920      Email:

             Or  Bob Curran, Phone 610-316-3109     Email: