Responding to both hurricane damage and urban poverty, All Saints' will be sending two groups, to Immokalee, Florida and Asheville, North Carolina in the summer of 2018. Both trips are now open for registration and participants.
Info about both trips is below:
6/25-30 | Immokalee will be a five-day team effort with Soapstone UMC and partnership with Lakeland UMC and the Florida UMC Disaster Ministry to help respond to hurricane damage in the Immokalee area. This region suffered incredible damage from Hurricane Irma and the physical needs are still great for years to come.
Our time in Florida will be spent repairing, cleaning, and helping out as directed by the FLUMC Disaster Ministry. The trip will require two mandatory training sessions beforehand. Participants must be rising 9th graders or older. The cost of the trip is $350 and the registration deadline is Jan 7, 2018. This trip is perfect for high school students and adults looking for a deeper opportunity to serve.
July 1-7 | Asheville will be an unforgettable week serving with the homeless in the heart of downtown Asheville. This is a great chance to meet and truly befriend those who are without homes or marginalized and understand life in a very different context than RDU. It's also an opportunity to break down stereotypes and barriers between material wealth and poverty, and in their place, to find genuinely deep, faith-based relationships.
Carolina Cross Connection has partnered with local groups and organizations of Asheville, chief among them, the Haywood Street Congregation, a unique church of homeless and housed alike. Our week will be spent working, learning, and living alongside the people involved and impacted by this ministry. Participants must have completed sixth grade. The cost of the trip is $350 and registration deadline is Jan 7, 2018.