The Northeast Jurisdiction Volunteers in Mission (VIM) office reports that 35,000 houses across Puerto Rico remain under blue tarps because of the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
The call for volunteers is strong and the need is great.
The West Virginia Conference VIM is sending another team in February 2020. Tasks will likely include roofing, electrical, carpentry, and plumbing work.
Likely dates (yet to be confirmed) are Feb. 4-14. An early cost estimate is $1,650 per person, though this could go up or down as plans take form. We will have seven full work days, one day with church activities, and one day for relaxing and some sightseeing. Contact Rev. Jack Lipphardt, disaster recovery director, for more information and to express an interest in participating at Jwlipphardt@aol.com.