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VIM Galveston 2010
Our VIM (Volunteers In Mission) team went to Galveston, TX, from October 23 through November 6.
We have posted photos and news here as we have time while we are on our trip.
This video shows some of the photos and tells you of our experiences.
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Prayers, payers and players can help by:
- praying for a safe and successful effort,
- help paying for team expenses, building materials and supplies, and/or
- joining the work crew.
Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston and the Texas coast on September 13, 2008. Hurricane Ike was the third costliest storm to ever make landfall in the United States. Ike unleashed its fury on people’s businesses, homes and lives, but the storm’s biggest impact came afterward in an assault on the human spirit. The lack of media coverage and support that followed the storm left people feeling lost, forgotten and ignored. Two years later the people continue their struggle to recover.
A disaster response reconstruction team is being formed to help restore private homes in the Galveston area. Your efforts can help rebuild family lives by putting them back in their homes where they belong.
A Long-term Effort
The Texas Annual Conference leadership was already involved in long-term recovery efforts for Hurricane Rita. Immediately after Ike hit, they organized another response with UMCOR for the Galveston area. Now in their fifth year of disaster recovery efforts, the Texas Annual Conference still needs help in restoring homes. The Galveston area has endured being hit directly by Hurricanes Rita, Humberto and Ike, and having close calls from others. As of the end of last December, 127 homes have been completely restored, and volunteer teams continue to repair damaged homes and celebrate each completion.
Even though our trip will be two years after Ike hit, Galveston still need us! There are still many families who cannot live in their houses and we can be part of an effort that places more folks back in their homes where they belong. Join us in an effort to bring hope, spiritual and emotional strength, and physical help to the people of the Galveston area.
If you would like to make an online donation to support our VIM trips, please click here. You can make an in-person donation at church.