Florida Hurricane Irma Relief- Volunteering
At this time, we are scheduling teams until Thanksgiving!
Scheduling may continue beyond that depending on funding, sponsorship, and need.
Where We Are:
Countryside Wesleyan Church
17750 Palm Beach Blvd
Alva, FL 33920
Poured Out C/O Countryside Wesleyan Church
PO Box 698
Alva, FL 33920
What We’re Doing:
We are providing free services for those whose insurance cannot cover damages or for any other reason need aid. Currently our biggest need is help with cutting and clearing large trees and debris. Volunteers may also be helping to muck out houses, remove drywall, clear properties, and more. We are coordinating volunteer teams to help with these projects. Any skill levels and serving hearts are welcome!
When We Will Begin:
We are receiving individuals and/or teams now! We currently are accepting groups or individual volunteers on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you would like to volunteer, please click here to apply online. For additional questions email our disaster response administrative team at email@example.com
What You’ll Need:
-completed Application Form
-clothes for the duration of your stay
-SNAKE PROOF BOOTS
-sleeping materials (this includes sheet, blanket, pillow)
-lunch food/money for lunch
–$25/day/volunteer for Site Volunteer Cost (covers lodging, breakfast, and dinner) is suggested but not required
–A copy of the front and back of your license and insurance cards: if you do not have insurance, please sign and bring an Insurance Waiver Form.
What We Have:
-food to cook for breakfast and dinner
-sleeping rooms at hosting location
-cots and sleeping pads
-parking for standard vehicles. (RV, Trailers, Etc. must be scheduled ahead of time through firstname.lastname@example.org and cannot always be accommodated)
-You will need to arrange your own transportation to/from home to hosting location
-The closest airport is Fort Meyers Southwest Florida Regional Airport (RSW)
-You can sign up with a group or individually, and can come as many or as few days as you like!
-Volunteers age 18 and up accepted, 16 and up accepted with parent consent, 14 and up accepted if parent is on trip, participants under 18 years of age will need a signed Parent Permission Slip.
-Registration is based on availability
INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS MUST SIGN UP THROUGH OUR ONLINE APPLICATION AND BE SCHEDULED THROUGH USDR@POURED-OUT.ORG
Stay tuned on our website and Facebook Page to learn how you can get involved.
Hurricane Harvey is an active tropical cyclone that is causing unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas. It is the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period with no major hurricanes making landfall in the United States. Harvey is also the first hurricane to hit the state of Texas since Ike in 2008, and the strongest to hit the state since Carla in 1961. In addition, it is the strongest hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico since Hurricane Rita in 2005 and the strongest to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. It joined 2016’s Matthew as one of only two U.S. hurricanes to cause an extreme wind warning to be issued, indicating “tornado-like winds” within the storm including isolated tornadoes. Harvey is also the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States, surpassing a record set by Tropical Storm Ameila in 1978. National Weather Service meteorologist says the tornado that destroyed more than 100 homes and businesses and hurt 25 people in Baxter Springs, Kan., dropped so quickly that sirens were activated only a minute or two before the twister hit.
Email Contact: USDR@poured-out.org
Phone: 707-278-USDR 707-278-8737