Join Volunteers in Mission to Weed, Calif., May 15-21, 2016
The California Nevada Annual Conference has designated the town of Weed as an official UMCOR disaster site to help residents to rebuild after the Weed Boles Fire of Sept. 2014. Some 150 homes were destroyed or damaged.
I am in contact with the First United Methodist Church of Seal Beach which is sending a team, May 15 to 21, Sunday through Saturday. Their team will use the first and last days for travel from So. Calif. We have been invited to join them to fill out their team. The work will be home demo/repair/remodel or fence building to contain animals. There will be a site construction coordinator and jobs for all skill levels. Others are needed to prepare meals, be go-fers, interact with local children and reach out to the community. The nearest Methodist Church is in Mt. Shasta.
Greg Fellers, Lay Leader, at First UMC, Seal Beach, is the coordinator with about 10 volunteers tentatively signed up. He would like to have some young families or youth involved, if possible. Housing will be at the Hi-Lo Motel & RV Park that has a 4-bedroom house with a kitchen and living room where meals can be shared and a place for the team to meet. Additional rooms have also been reserved. Costs will include travel, housing, food, insurance and donation for materials. Final cost is to be determined, but, of course, travel from Chico would be minimal.
If you are interested, please let me know as soon as possible, so that I can inform Greg Fellers. Greg most recently led a VIM team to Oklahoma. Here is an opportunity close to home to help a devastated commuinity. Even if you can’t go, you could help the team financially. Details to follow.
Suellen Rowlison, Church and Society Committee (my mother was a member of Seal Beach UMC for years)