The 2017 Work Teams were recently announced. Some teams are not yet finalized, and additional teams are always an option. If you are interested in joining one of these teams or have any questions, please contact Annette Schmidt, annettes@firstwichita.org.

 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

May 6-14, 2017

Flood recovery-All skill levels needed

Jim Schmidt, Team Leader

 

Camp Buckhorn,

Fort Collins, Colorado

May 29-June 3, 2017

Continued help with fire recovery.  This is our 4th team to Camp Buckhorn, located in a beautiful area of the Rocky Mountains!

http://www.buckhorncamp.org

Tom Tanner, Team Leader

 

Lake Michigan UMC Camp & Retreat

Pentwater, Michigan

June 10-18, 2017

Family Work Team on the shores of Lake Michigan

We will be cleaning, pressure washing, painting and maybe building a lifeguard tower;  we will be  sewing prayer banners and using chain saws (training required, which we provide)

https://umcamping.org/camps/lake-michigan/

Steve and Bonnie Laycock, Team Leaders

 

Weekend in Bailey, Colorado

September 21-24, 2017

We have been helping Deer Park United Methodist Church for many years with projects around the church.

We will be hosted by the Quantics

 

Guatemala Stove Builders

November 4-12, 2017

Building more stoves

Steve and Bonnie Laycock, Team Leaders

 

Oklahoma

They are still recovering from flooding last year and tornadoes in 2015 and 2016

 

South Carolina

We have been asked to help with flood recover and Hurricane Matthew.

There are areas in the state that still need assistance.

 

Clarksdale, Mississippi

Flood recovery

 

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Fire recovery

More information to come

 

The Bahamas

October 7-15, 2017

Hurricane Matthew recovery

More information to come