Helping Those Who Have Been Hit by Storms of Life and Weather

Disaster Rebuilding Ministry 2020 - Orange County, Texas

Volunteer Opportunity January 5 – March 27, 2020

HarvestCall is organizing a Winter Rebuilding Ministry in Orange County, Texas. We will be building and repairing homes for those unable to recover from Hurricane Harvey on their own, and we will be sharing the gospel message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

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And whatsoever ye do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Col. 3:17

About the Storm

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25th, 2017 near Rockport, Texas as a category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph. It then stalled for several day dropping torrential and unprecedented amounts of rainfall over Texas. Orange County was spared the powerful destruction of the winds but suffered severe flooding throughout much of the county. Many homes were fully submerged in the resulting floods.

Recovery has been especially slow in southeastern Texas. The uninsured depend on local disaster relief organizations to connect them to available resources for aid and the speed and effectiveness of these organizations varies greatly from one location to another. As a result, many underserved people are still waiting for help years later. For some, this has meant living in mold-infested houses which create serious health issues.

Volunteers Needed

Beginning on January 5th, forty volunteers are needed each week for 12 weeks to serve in this rebuilding ministry. Both skilled tradesmen and unskilled workers are needed. There is an opportunity for every willing heart to serve in this ministry. Skilled construction workers will provide leadership for volunteers on the work sites. HarvestCall tool trailers and vehicles will be on site throughout the term of the work. The work will include all phases of house construction from foundations to painting and cleaning.

Damaged houses will be repaired and destroyed houses will be rebuilt. The gospel message will be proclaimed as Christ’s love is shared with hurting hearts and we serve them in his name. We have the opportunity to be his hands and feet as we minister to those whose lives have been turned upside down resulting in hopelessness, frustration and despair. They need to know that we care and most importantly that God cares.

----- ALSO: Watch testimonies from disaster victims who were helped in prior years. -----

Special Invitation to Ministers
Since this project is located too far from any of our congregations to worship there, we plan to hold services at the camp each Sunday evening. We encourage ministers to make themselves available. 

Accommodations Provided

Volunteers will be housed at North Orange Baptist Church in Orange, TX which is approximately 30 miles from Beaumont. There are accommodations for both men and women. Couples accommodations are not available. Dormitory rooms are equipped with bunk beds, showers and toilets. A central kitchen/dining area will serve as the focal point of activities. Delicious home cooked meals will be served each day of the week beginning on Sunday evening through Friday noon. Brown bag lunches are carried to the job each day.

While there is no required fee for room and board, donations received for accommodations will translate into more funds available to help those in need.

Accommodations at the church are available Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon. Volunteers should plan to depart by 6:00 pm on Friday. Weekends are used to clean and prepare for the incoming team.


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