Opportunity Link - Volunteer in 2019!

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Why We Do What We Do 

“Words cannot express what I feel right now, what my heart cannot hold right now, and what God has done for me, and what you all have done for me….I just…I just cannot say because I am just so happy. What God has, with your help, helped me do. It’s just a blessing...,” said Miss Creola Atkins at her Last Nail Celebration at the Hammond, Louisiana reconstruction site.

Online Updates

Serving in God's Grace - DRS Sunday 2019

Share with your church the opportunity be a part of this ministry. The video this year tells the story of Renee and her Uncle Harold in Manning, South Carolina.

This year, consider...

  • Scheduling a DRS Sunday sometime this year in your church. March 3 is the suggested date.

  • Showing the new video, Serving in God's Grace

  • Ordering the free materials to give out at church

  • Taking an offering for DRS

  • Sharing volunteer opportunities with your church family 

Find the free materials and FAQ's at worldrenew.net/drssunday.

Needs Assessment

  • Albany, Georgia, Feb. 2 - 16, 2019: A few volunteers are needed yet for this assessment. This is in response to Hurricane Michael.

  • To sign up, or with questions, contact Diana: 800-848-5818, directly at 616-224-0701, or dmarquez@worldrenew.net

Group Mission Trips

For church, family, business, and school groups.

To sign up or ask questions, contact Chris Gibson at 800-848-5818, directly at 616-965-2356, or cgibson@worldrenew.net.

Facilitated Site - LaBelle, Florida The LaBelle area was severely impacted by Hurricane Irma in 2017. At this location, World Renew DRS is providing housing and on-site leadership. Open weeks include: 

  • February 23-March 2

  • March 30-April 6

  • April 6-13

  • Several other weeks have space for single volunteers or small groups of 2-3 people that can join with other groups.  

Texas  New Group Site: If your group would like to serve people in reconstruction projects related to Hurricane Harvey, consider Dickinson, Texas. This is a new opportunity for your group to help a community hit hard by the hurricane. Specifics on cost and accommodations are available from our office.

North Carolina We are currently scheduling one-week groups for 4 different areas in Eastern North Carolina.  Each location has adequate housing and work projects for groups up to 40 people.  Your group will repair homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew of 2016 or the recent Hurricane Florence.

More Locations and Details Find details and costs on all locations at worldrenew.net/volunteer.

DRS Managed Reconstruction Sites Primarily individuals and couples, one to three weeks.To sign up, or with questions, contact Diana:800-848-5818, directly at 616-224-0701, or dmarquez@worldrenew.net

Puerto Rico~Specific skills needed~ Building, carpentry, roofing, and experience in construction are needed. Tarboro, North Carolina Hammond, Louisiana Rio Grande Valley, Texas Thank you to everyone who has served in Rio Grande Valley over the last (almost) three years! We are wrapping up work here and the site will close on February 16, 2019. Dickinson, Texas

*CS = Construction Supervisor. *OSM = On-site Manager.Visit worldrenew.net/reconstruction-sites to learn more about volunteering at some of these sites.


Next Step: Your Church Partnerships & DRS We know many congregations are active in partnerships with their neighboring churches from other denominations or perhaps another ethnic group. Joint worship services or potlucks often bring people together. Have you considered a next step of a DRS service project together? This can be a great way to develop personal relationships in a deeper way. Please contact Pauline if you would like to explore this idea.  Pray for World Renew Around the World

World Renew and local partner Beacon of Hope are empowering widows and orphans in Nigeria as they take steps out of hunger, poverty, and hardship. In 2018 nearly 500 widows and 160 orphans in 11 communities received support and encouragement to pursue peace and healing in their lives. Pray for God's continued guidance and intervention in times of unrest and violence.

Contact World Renew DRS at 800-848-5818drs@worldrenew.net, or visit www.worldrenew.net/drs to learn more.

Your prayers, your time, your talents, and your financial support are appreciated!

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