Directors of Missions, Association offices and Missions Leaders please forward
information to missions/disaster recovery leadership, pastors and
Calling all Collegiate Groups, College Age Church Groups and Baptist
Student Missions Groups
Disaster Relief is currently running a volunteer village on the property of Zion
Lutheran church on Staten Island, New York.
Texas Baptist Disaster
Recovery would like to get as many college students and college age church
groups as possible to register for Jan. 7 - 12, 2013.
is the information related to the Collegiate Disaster Relief response in Staten
Island, NY. The link for registration iswww.regonline.com/collegiatedr.
To register please enter the code collegiatedr.
share this with collegiate contacts.
There is a $15 per person required registration fee that
covers accidental insurance, t-shirt and Disaster Relief badge. There is
an additional $15 per night fee that covers food and lodging. Please note we
require a minimum of a 3 night stay at the lodging facility to
Registration is transferable within the
group. No refunds are available due to advanced payment of food and supplies. No
onsite registration will be taken due to capacity
The capacity of the lodgign facility is 100
participants per night. Registration must be completed in advance of arrival due
to capacity limits.
The lodging facility is Zion Lutheran
Church on Staten Island. We have set up a tent city that will have large
sleeps tents with cots for each individual. Tents are gender specific. We will
provide a cot for each individual but participants need to bring their own
linens for both bedding and shower facility. Due to the size of the cot, twin
air mattresses will only be accommodated. Security will be provided at
Meals will be provided onsite by a Disaster Relief
feeding team. We are unable to take special dietary request. Lunch will be a
self-prepared sack lunch each day to be taken to the
An onsite Disaster Relief shower trailer will be
provided. Shower shoes are suggested.
to provide their own first aid kits.
Due to the nature of
Disaster Relief we are unable to give specific work assignments at this time.
Primarily all groups will be doing mud out and recovery. Each participant needs
to bring the following items:
- warm work clothes that will get dirty
a pair of inexpensive leather work gloves
- a pair of inexpensive rubber
- water proof rubber boots
- a pair of inexpensive safety
These items are not required but are suggested due to weather
the responsibility of the group leader to contact their State Disaster Relief
director to provide Unit Directors for the response. There needs to be a ratio
of 1 unit director for every 10 students that are
A training video and manual will be online
at namb.net/dr. Video and training manual need to be viewed and read prior to
arrival. Further information will be sent after
Transportation to and from Staten
Island, NY and the Zion Lutheran Church is at the expense of the
group/individual. This includes transportation to and from the worksites.
Parking is limited onsite and it is recommended nothing larger than a 15
passenger van be used. If charter buses are to be used, please contact Susan
Peugh at 404-432-3067 prior to registration, as special considerations will need
to be made.
All toll charges are the responsibility of the
The Volunteer Vilage will be closed
for response work beginning Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Noon until Wednesday,
December 26, 2012 at 5pm. Please make note of these dates as no registrations
will be taken during this time to allow all volunteers to be at home with their
families for the Christmas holiday.
Assist in the recovery of
Hurricane Sandy in
Staten Island, New York
Shower and Laundry Units that will service the
will be served here in the gym.
street in Staten Island affected by the disaster.
to SBC Disaster Relief on Facebook for more pictures and information.*
Baptists Volunteer Corps will continue to
in the ongoing recovery and development efforts in the following
Sulphur La., Braithway, La.)
Orleans' Ninth Ward
Island, New York
other areas affected by Hurricane Sandy
are responsible for their own transportation to and from the mission field.
you have any questions please contact:
Marla Bearden or Gerald Davis
Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery & Development