VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/5/13)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks volunteers to help rebuild homes, churches, communities and lives devastated by natural disaster.
While the first two weeks of the Hurricane Sandy response effort “Coming Together for New Jersey…Rebuild, Renew and Restore” took place May 4-11 and June 1-8, volunteers are needed July 13-20 and Aug. 10-17. This effort is co-sponsored by American Baptist Churches of New Jersey.
Continuing eight years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged the Gulf Coast, Ecumenical Work Week is slated for Aug. 4-10 in New Orleans. This year’s effort will once again include painting, laying sheet rock, cutting grass and running errands. Neither construction skills nor training is required. Unskilled volunteers will be supervised by skilled workers.
American Baptist Men USA is currently providing tornado cleanup in Moore, Okla., but ABHMS seeks additional volunteers to send via Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. From debris removal to donation resource center work, volunteer opportunities for all ages and skill levels are available. A $10 charge per person per day provides sleeping space, showers and three meals. Please bring your own bedding and tools if possible.
For additional information and to register for volunteer mission opportunities, visit www.abhms.org and click “Volunteer,” or contact Victoria Goff, ABHMS national coordinator, Volunteer Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-222-3872, x2449, or 610-768-2449.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community and justice.
American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.