In October 2018, Hurricane Florence hit the southeastern part of the United States. Flooding and wind damage affected many communities throughout the northeastern part of South Carolina. World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) continues to help families recover in Dillon, Marlboro, Chesterfield, and Marion Counties.
World Renew DRS welcomes volunteers of all skill levels, but it is helpful for teams to have at least one individual who is knowledgeable in construction. Work may include roofing, flooring, painting, and helping with trim, drywall, and other home repairs.
Each lodging option has classroom/bedroom spaces for volunteers. Volunteers are asked to bring their own air mattresses or sleeping pads. Depending on the location, showers will be either inside the facility or in a shower trailer. All locations have a fully equipped kitchen.
Food: Teams will have to purchase and prepare their own food.
There is no cost for lodging. Teams are responsible for all costs associated with travel and meals.
Please bring air mattress or sleeping pad, sleeping bags, pillows, towels, toiletries, swimsuit, work clothes, jeans or long work pants, closed-toe shoes, work gloves, casual clothing for “down time,” Bible, journal, devotional, sunglasses or hat, sunscreen, bug spray, games or frisbee for free time, and a cooler with drinks for your work site.
A general packing list can be found on page nine of Preparing to Serve, a guide compiled by World Renew DRS. Materials and basic tools are provided and coordinated by the local construction coordinator. Skilled tradesmen are encouraged to bring their own tools if possible. This should be discussed with the local site coordinator during the planning process.
Generally, high school age and older are welcome. Groups that include youth must have an appropriate adult-to-youth ratio, and adults must be able to supervise youth for work projects. It is helpful to have a couple of people with construction experience in your group, but this is not required. The local construction coordinator will provide guidance on work projects.
If you would like to learn more about the RCA's short-term mission opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.
Coordinator for Short-Term Mission
Short-Term Mission Placement Specialist
Cultivate is a program for 18- to 25-year-olds to partner with RCA missionaries for a summer or a full year and see how God is at work in another part of the globe.