Volunteer in Abaco Islands, Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian nearly flattened the entire Abaco Islands, Bahamas. By volunteering or bringing a work team, you can bring great encouragment to these hurting islands.
CAMA is joining the recovery efforts of Chris Berner and his wife, Andrea, who pastor a multicultural church in the town of Marsh Harbour. The Berners are seeking Alliance work teams or volunteers to join in serving their community.
“It is a very slow process that requires lots of energy and patience, but we can see progress,” says Pastor Chris. “We continue to face many challenges, but God is clearly at work. Little things can mean so much to people who are struggling with daily living.”
Potential Projects for Teams:
– Serving at a distribution center
– Mucking and gutting homes
– Removing debris, trees, and brush
– Cleaning yards
– Installing sheetrock
– Assisting in children and youth ministry
– Serving at a Community Fun Day
– Hosting a Mom’s Night Out event
Details To Know:
Please note that the Bahamas is a foreign country and will require a valid passport. For U.S. citizens, any visits lasting less than 90 days do not require a visa.
There is no preference regarding the size of a work team, but the larger the group the more lead time is necessary to line up logistics. Men, women, and teenagers are welcome to come.
Teams of 14 people or less can stay at the church or the Berner’s home for a low cost. Accommodations would include bunk beds with a 10-inch memory foam mattress or air mattresses. Large teams can be housed at a nearby youth camp at a low cost, with meals included. Indoor bathrooms and showers are available.
Construction skills are highly valuable but not necessary. The greatest need is for skilled labor teams with experience in roofing, sheetrock, electrical, or plumbing. Many tools are available on the island, but please be sure to specify what tools or equipment you may need prior to arrival.
Please email Chris Berner at email@example.com. The need is great, and the church is eager for extra hands.