The physical damage from disasters can be catastrophic to communities, families, and individuals. Everyone who is affected faces a long recovery. Once the immediate crisis has passed, it can be months and even years before lives begin to normalize.
Rebuild ministry is a way to help families and vulnerable populations restore their lives and recover from disasters. Rebuild construction teams offer continued help, healing, and hope to those devastated by disaster. Your church can be part of God’s compassionate hand to those seeking to recover from crisis.
Southeast Michigan Flood Recovery
Detroit was once known as the “Motor City”, but now is becoming known as the “Vanishing City” with unemployment rising above 15% . Sadly, it has also become known as the city of the “Vanishing Church”. Most estimate that 9 out of 10 in this city do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The recent woes in the Detroit area have caused many to begin searching for spiritual answers. God is using many circumstances including the floods of 2014 to open doors for the Gospel. Would you like to be part of what God is doing in the Detroit area?
Rebuild efforts are underway in the Detroit metro area of Michigan, where floods damaged 129,000 homes in the fall of 2014. Teams are working in partnership with Warren Woods Baptist Church, Michigan Baptist Disaster Relief, and the North American Mission Board to bring help, hope, and healing to thousands of families in the greater Detroit metro area.
The rebuild effort will continue through August 31, 2016.
Currently, their is a great need for experienced construction volunteers or teams.
There are ministry opportunities in construction and survivor care. Recruit a construction team, grab your tools, and join us in bringing help, healing, and hope to our neighbors in southeastern Michigan. Or, recruit a team to come and assist church planters and pastors in follow-up and survivor care to the thousands who suffered damage and loss.
Teams will have housing and meals provided at Schofield Elementary school in Warren, Michigan. Sleeping quarters are dorm style with bunks and cots. Cost is $25 per person. This includes housing, meals, and supplemental insurance.
To schedule a team or for more information, contact Southeast Michigan Recovery staff at (770) 410-6271 or [email protected].
“I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me. They replied, ‘Let us start rebuilding.’ So they began this good work.” (Nehemiah 2:18)