Eastern Oregon - CancelledAvailable Trip Dates: 3/2/20-3/6/20
Thank you to everyone who registered to join us for the Pendleton, OR Disaster Relief Service Project scheduled for the above dates! Fortunately, we learned on 2/26/20 that the project base we were planning to provide flood relief at received an overwhelming amount of support in the last week, causing many of the projects we were going to work on to be completed. As a result, Helping Hands International has decided to cancel this trip. That being said, we encourage you to check back with our office for future volunteer opportunities. Please contact us if you have any questions!
Where are we going next?
Helping Hands International monitors Disaster Relief efforts within the US and typically partners with third party agencies like Samaritan’s Purse. Currently, we have no open Disaster Recovery projects but we will post where we plan to go when our next project is announced. Once a project is selected, Helping Hands International will assemble a team of volunteers to spend approximately one week providing Disaster Relief in the impacted area. For more information about this process please contact HHI Program Direcctor, Tim Plankenhorn, or review the Trip Details below – thank you!
Available Trip Dates
- To be announced.
Overview of Service Opportunities/Activities
- Disaster Relief – We will include a description of how Volunteers will be assisting communities affected by a recent disaster here.
Below is a basic schedule for the week, which we approach with flexibility.
9 A.M. – Meet at Helping Hands International office (600 Whitman Place, Medford OR 97501), load shuttle vans and head out.
12 P.M. – Stop for lunch
5 P.M. – Arrive at host location
6 P.M. – Dinner, evening duties and debrief
Day 2 – Day 6
6:30 A.M. – Breakfast
7:15 A.M. – Breakfast duties, devotions and group meeting
7:30 A.M.- 4:30 p.m. – Leave for outreach opportunities/job site
5 P.M. – Dinner, evening duties and debrief
6:30 A.M. – Breakfast
7:15 A.M. – Devotions and group meeting
8:00 A.M. – Head home
Lodging and Food
- Meals and sleeping quarters are provided for overnight volunteers. Volunteers need to bring twin size air mattress or cot, linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towels and personal hygiene items.
Items to Bring
We recommend bringing:
- Bedding: sleeping bag, pillow, fitted sheet, alarm clock and ear plugs (if a light sleeper) etc.
- Bath: bath towel, soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, personal items, flip flops for shower etc.
- Clothes: long pants, work gloves, safety glasses, work clothes, one nice (not dressy) outfit for church, jacket and/or sweater (cold at night), work gloves, bandanna or hat
- Shoes: sturdy boots (e.g. no bare feet at any time) etc.
- Other: tool belts and small hand tools, baby wipes, camera, hand sanitizer, sunscreen and water bottle etc.
- Long pants
- Work gloves
- Safety glasses
- Sturdy boots
- No undergarments showing at any time
- No tank tops, low-cut, scoop neck or tight fitting shirts
Health & Vaccination Requirements
Please click here for vaccination requirements and/or recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We also suggest you check with your personal health clinic or physician regarding what vaccines or medicines you may require while participating on this service project. Please note, if you do take prescription medicines, please check with your local pharmacist to ensure the medicines are not considered a controlled substance in the location you are traveling.
Get in Touch
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