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RETURN TO SELLERS, SC---COME AND JOIN US!!

Greetings VOLUNTEERS. I pray your summer is going well and the Lord is blessing you daily. Fall is around the corner and I’m sure plans are being made for last minute trips and family gatherings before school and other time requirements take control of your lives. As you may recall,  ABMen-USA Disaster Relief teams have been working in Sellers, SC.  Hurricane Matthew flooded this small, poor community in October 2016. There are still people living with friends or other family members because their own homes are not yet livable.

Jack Cobb, ABMen-USA Disaster Relief Coordinator and I will return to Sellers on Sunday, September 3, 2017 to work from Monday, September 4, 2017 to Saturday afternoon, September 9th. The work projects include rehabilitating floors, walls, electrical and other actions necessary for getting these deserving and grateful families back in their homes.

Yes, we are calling for a work party during the “Labor” Day week. What better way to spend “Labor” Day than to “Labor” in the Mission Field for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen!  I have become very close to many of the people of Sellers and find them to be God loving, precious friends, who truly appreciate the smallest sacrifice we might do for them. Many of them are elderly, some with medical issues and some are not employed. But they are very deserving of whatever we can do to help bring their lives back to normalcy.

Please prayerfully consider joining us in Sellers, SC during “Labor” Day week. Perhaps you can join us for only a day or two, but any help will be greatly appreciated. We enjoy great fellowship with co-laborers and the local people of the community. Sellers is located on US route 301 and is about an hour from Myrtle Beach, SC. We stay at the Community Center located at 2635 Main St, Sellers, SC 29592. We sleep on Red Cross cots and prepare some of our meals and others are provided. We have a rudimentary shower stall fabricated in the janitor’s closet. You will need a sleeping bag and pillow or sheets and blanket and personal items such as towels, wash cloth, soap, etc.

Please contact me by August 25, 2017 if you plan to join us in this mission experience. God will bless you!

PS:  GREEN LAKE WORK PARTY 2017 IS SEPTEMBER 17 TO 23, 2017!!!!

Lucky Ray

Executive Director, ABMen-USA

luckyray1@suddenlink.net

304-549-9285

ABMen USA Oklahoma Response 2013

Attached are forms the American Baptist  Home Mission Society requests from us which enables them to provide supplemental medical and travel insurance for volunteers.  The forms should be returned to your Team Leader for consolidation and forwarding to Kim Wilkins ABC-USA HMS-VM (800) 222-3872 ex 2413 kim.wilkins@avhms.org

Acquiring coverage under the Home Mission Society’s insurance is dependant on submitting the forms prior to deployment if possible and definitely prior to incurring a claim.

 

Team Leaders:

As the National Coordinator, I need to submit to FEMA a report by name of each volunteer and the hours worked each day.  The result of this report is that FEMA credits the value ($20+/hr) of our volunteer hours to the local community as an offset of the matching funds they must pay to get the grant assistance FEMA provides.  Thus it is important that I receive from each team a list of volunteers, the hours and job sites for each day worked.  Travel hours are considered work hours.  If you wish to track them separately, I will appreciate it.  If not, OK.

 

Also attached are the forms the WV teams use.  Given the variability of state law, I recommend you have a local attorney review them for validity in your area of work.

 

ABMen WV will deploy 12 volunteers June 2-9 to Moore OK  Work assignments will be provided by the  Serve More Call Center 866 484-3500

 

I have made additional arrangements  lodging, showers and some meals at the St Andrew Methodist Church for 10 volunteers the week of June 2nd and also for the week of June 10th.  Please contact me if you need to use these reserved facilities.

The Mud-out and Chainsaw Training document and Homeowner, Volunteer and Assessment forms will be on the www.abmen.org web site as soon as the web master returns from vacation.

NOTE : TO DOWNLOAD OR VIEW FORMS, CLICK ON NAME, IN THE NEXT WINDOW CLICK ON THE NAME  BELOW ON THE RIGHT

HOMEOWNER CONSENT

DR Volunteer Signup_form WV

ASSESSMENT WORK SHEET

Volunteers In Mission_ Template

Mud-out Chainsaw Training

 

Jack Cobb

American Baptist Men USA

Disaster Relief Coordinator

Disaster.relief@abmen.org

304 206-8462

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