August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast
and caused what many call the worst natural disaster in
US history. Hurricane Rita
followed in September of that year.
Portions of the Gulf Coast were devastated.
To date, a considerable amount of
gutting, debris removal, and rebuilding has taken
place. However, a
tremendous amount of work is left to do for homes to
be fit for human habitation. Volunteer
efforts will consist primarily of (but not limited to)
drywall, installation and other re-construction work.
Join 45-50 volunteers from the University of Minnesota Duluth and the greater Duluth community as they help reconstruct homes in and around Biloxi, Mississippi, ravaged by the hurricanes. Volunteer leaders are coordinating the effort through Seashore United Methodist Assembly and work site agencies in the area. The trip is open to people of all faiths, spiritualities, and ways of understanding. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, in good physical condition, and have an open and flexible attitude. Before departing, each personís skills and experiences will be assessed, and work groups will be sent to sites that best utilize their talents.