*friends welcome, too!
Arc Project: Red Lake Demolition December 5
DreamBuilders is working with Arc of Howard County to renovate the group home at 5364 Red Lake Court, Columbia MD 21045 (in the Phelps Luck neighborhood of Long Reach). This will be a major renovation project, most of which will be done in the spring. The December 5 Demolition Day will involve removing all flooring, trim, interior doors, drywall, interior studs, cabinets, fixtures, everything. We can use many volunteers on this project. The workday will be 8 am - 5 pm. Lunch will be provided. Cost per volunteer is $10. Register
The registration deadline is Wednesday December 2. A liability waiver will be emailed no later than December 3. Please bring the signed waiver and volunteer fee to the worksite. Tools needed include: hard hat (if you have one), safety glasses, work gloves. If you have the following tools, they would be helpful: sledge hammer, saws all, circular saw. Be sure to mark all your tools with your name. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Annual DreamBuilders Reunion Work Day
An Alumni Work Day is planned for Saturday, January 2 in Howard County at the ARC Red Lake home! The workday is from 8:30-4 and includes lunch; focus will be on demolition and prepping for a complete home restoration this spring. We hope many DreamBuilders alumni will join us for a fun workday and take the opportunity to catch up with mission trip participants. Your friends are welcome, too! Register
Summer Mission Trips
N'awlins, West Virginia, and the Jersey Shore
We kicked off the season In May, with a team of missioners partnering with the St. Bernard Project (SBP) to help rebuild a home in New Orleans. SBP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping disaster-impacted communities recover promptly and efficiently. This trip marked the 8th time we worked with SBP, helping Hurricane Katrina Survivors and Opportunity Housing clients rebuild properties. In June, we launched two mission trips on the same day at the same time to projects in two locations! One group headed north to New Jersey to work with Sea Bright Rising (another SBP affiliate) to repair and rebuild homes hit by Hurricane Sandy. A second group caravan-ed south to West Virginia for a blitz build with Almost Heaven - Habitat for Humanity. A parade of vehicles departing from the temple parking lot made quite the send-off. But that's not all...we repeated history in August, when yet another group of missioners traveled to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia for a follow-on build at the same residence to continue progress on door trimming, painting, and exterior finishing.
A team of DreamBuilders in Sea Bright