Volunteers Needed To Help Rebuild Hurricane-Devastated Homes

St. Michael's Volunteers Needed To Rebuild Hurricane-Devastated Homes

Barrington Regional Effort Plans Trip to Houston November 10-19

 

The Barrington Area Ministerial Association has shared vital information with St. Michael’s regarding a volunteer trip to repair and rebuild hurricane-devastated homes in the Houston area on a trip to Harris County, Texas from November 10 – 19th, 2017. The need is great. Over 185,000 homes were estimated to be damaged or destroyed, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management, putting tens of thousands of residents out of their homes.

 

To learn more, or to sign up to volunteer for the November work trip, go to the Build Team website, www.BRHRelief.org. If you have any questions about this planned regional effort to help hurricane victims, please contact Dawson Builders at 847-846-4463 or via email at , Tom Malia at  or Bob Lee at .

 

The Barrington Regional Hurricane Relief team has connected with Annise Parker of BakerRipley, a local partner on the ground in the Houston area, to identify the areas where the team can make the largest impact. The projects will be located in economically challenged areas where homeowners cannot afford to make the necessary repairs.

 

“An effort like this takes a village of different types of volunteers, not just those who can help with construction,” said John Dawson, owner of Dawson Builders and President of The Build Team (NFP). “We need help with organization and logistics both before and during the effort, as well as cooks, runners and drivers when we are on site.”

 

An additional trip is being considered for spring of 2018, likely to coincide with District 220’s Spring Break.

 

The Build Team, a Barrington-based not-for-profit company which helps local homeowners with essential repairs, is just one of the many organizations and businesses in the Barrington area that have come forward to support the effort, both financially and with volunteers.

 

“I am always amazed at the generosity of people in the Barrington area in supporting efforts like these,” said Bob Lee. “This effort is truly a coming together of concerned citizens from the entire Barrington region.” The Build Team has been helping local homeowners in need with essential repairs to allow them to remain in their homes. John Dawson has experience helping recovery in many areas devastated by hurricanes and flooding, including repair trips to New Orleans, Joplin, Missouri, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. With the news of damage from hurricane Harvey, John was already planning a trip to the Houston area. It made sense for John to share his knowledge and help coordinate this community effort.

 

If you have any questions about this planned regional effort to help hurricane victims, please contact Dawson Builders at 847-846-4463 or via email at , Tom Malia at  or Bob Lee at .

 

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