Dates: January 19-26, 2019
Type: Hurricane Relief/ Construction
Trip cost (approximate): TBD
Team size: 10-20
Informational Meeting: November 18, 2018
In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria hit the island as a Category 4 storm causing severe damage to homes, other buildings and infrastructure.
Our focus is to partner with Teen Challenge Puerto Rico. The needs far outweigh the current resources, yet, we will be working both at the facilities that need rebuilding as well with the local community to help restore both the physical needs as well as the spiritual needs.
Jolo, West Virginia
Type: Convoy of Hope Partnership
Team size: TBD
Plagued with high unemployment after the decline of the coal industry, McDowell County’s population has dwindled from nearly 100,000 in 1950 to around 19,000 today. The government deems McDowell County to be the poorest in the nation, as well as the place with the lowest life expectancy due to high smoking and obesity rates. In the past 15 years, the opioid epidemic in this region has killed more people than anywhere else in the nation, except in neighboring Wyoming County.
A new Convoy of Hope Outreach Center has dorm rooms to accommodate 40 people. Mission teams that come to rehab housing, work on churches and lead Vacation Bible School have a place to stay. We will partner with the Appalachian Network and Rural Compassion of Convoy of Hope as we work toward making Jesus famous in the poorest of community in our country.