Our Mission Committee has been a driving force in the local Family Housing Support group since its founding. The group raises money to pay for emergency shelter for families who have recently lost their homes. They find short term apartments which they clean and furnish. They are currently maintaining three apartments. Fund raising efforts include the monthly pancake breakfasts.
During the week of March 23-30, 2019, we sent a team of 19 people to New Bern, North Carolina to do Hurricane Recovery work with Fuller Housing.
The group stayed in a large church with several other groups. The church where they stayed sustained over a million dollars in damage, but they still open their doors to welcome work teams every week and provide supper for the workers each day. Our team is grateful for the volunteers of that Church, as well as for the work God provided to help several families in New Bern. .
Along with the work we did in North Carolina, we took 20 quilts a group here in Westerly made to be distributed amongst those who lost so much in the hurricane.
In 2018 we traveled to Houston to help with rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey.
In 2017, 2016 and 2014, groups of middle and high school students and adult leaders traveled to Maine to repair a summer camp for low-income kids.
In 2012 our Mission team traveled to Staten Island to work on houses damaged in Hurricane Sandy.
In the past our volunteers have traveled to Mississippi, New Orleans and Florida to help repair after hurricanes.
We are always looking for new members. Do you have skills to share? Do you have a heart for the needy? We need you!