Dan O’Deens, director of CPR-3, one of two Grace Brethren-connected organizations that is working in the area affected by the storms in early November, has issued an update for volunteers interested in helping with cleanup:
In any catastrophe there is the Chaos stage and then comes the Organized Chaos stage. We are entering the organization stage. These communities have been ravaged and their will be long term needs and assistance, but those needs change all the time. Please follow the CPR-3 Disaster eMERGEncy Services link for important information. http://cpr-3.com/disaster-relief/
We have made some SIGNIFICANT CHANGES: There will be NO work organization by Oasis Christian Center on SUNDAY. It “MAY” be possible to align projects for Sunday through them on the Saturday prior, but not guaranteed. They need time to rest and attend to their families and needs. CPR-3 trusts you understand this. I know it is convenient to schedule over the weekend, but these folks are a lot more inconvenienced than we are. Work will be scheduled Monday-Saturday.
All teams should NOW fill out the form on our web page under Disaster Services. Click Volunteer Link and Submit. IF you are bringing a team, I MUST know the number of people you will be bringing and contact information. Please do NOT schedule a trip without filling this form out.
Volunteer Link. If the link does not work, please cut and past URL into browser: http://cpr-3.com/volunteer/
For more information, including holiday activities, see cpr-3.com/2012/11/volunteer-update-for-teams