Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Homes for Haiti - THIS weekend!

Wish I would've posted this earlier but better late than never =) This is an amazing opportunity to come together as a community to serve and to continue the out reach to Haiti. Please read the info below and prayerfully consider taking part of something AMAZING!

I grew up at UUMC and my parents are still heavily involved over there. They will be participating as well as two other couples from our church (Gibbins and Dyes) on Saturday afternoon. Neil and I are going on a little get away this weekend to Austin and downtown SA but felt a strong tug to get involved so we'll be coming back into town early Sunday morning to do the 9-2 p.m. slot before we head downtown for our night stay.

Here it is: (the link to register is at the bottom)
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the country of Haiti of January 12, 2010 left hundreds of thousands of Haitians homeless. People are living in the streets, parks, and amongst the rubble of what was once their home.

“Homes for Haiti” is a tangible way for Americans to provide relief to the victims of the Haiti Earthquake­—organized through C.O.R.E Alliance. Built in sections by volunteers across the United States, these homes will be flat-packed and shipped to Haiti to be assembled by volunteers in-country. At this time The U is not sending a team to Haiti, our involvement is building the flats on our campus. Each shelter costs $600 and this project is already 100% funded.

How You Can Be Involved
Beginning at noon on Friday, May 28 we begin building shelters in the South Parking Lot of The U—our goal is 50 homes by 2:00pm on Sunday, May 30. We have specific jobs that require various numbers of volunteers working in 5 hour shifts around the clock. These jobs include everything from actual construction to food/hospitality to first-aid station staffers.

Fill out your information and choose your volunteer slot. Please do not register if you cannot fulfill the obligation! Once a slot is filled, it is taken off the availability list.

Register Here
Thank you, once again, for making a difference in our world through the love of Jesus Christ.

Questions? Rich Holt, Assistant Director of OutReach, 210-696-1033, richard@uchurch.tv

Homes for Haiti flyer

This just in…
We also need food, water, and snack donations for the volunteers working the Homes for Haiti Project. Food Ministry is providing meals and snacks round the clock, for 900 hard working volunteers, but we can’t do it without your help. Please come by the Coffee Kiosk in the South Atrium to sign up your donation!

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