Puerto Rico Service Trip Registration
We are putting together a group of volunteers to head to Puerto Rico over two weeks in September: the 9th through the 15th and the 16th through the 22nd. The bulk of our work will be construction in response to Hurricane Maria, so construction skills/experience are very helpful. Our goal is for half of our group to have significant construction expertise, with the other half being able-bodied and ready to learn. Volunteers may come for one or two weeks.

The cost is $565 per person if coming for one week, $830 if coming for two weeks. Those costs include flights, all meals, housing, and transportation. It does not include spending money, supplies, and a donation. We plan to do at least a little bit of fundraising by soliciting support from local businesses and from people who are unable to join us on the trip themselves. If you are in a position to donate more to help cover the expenses of those who cannot pay the full amount, those donations will be gratefully received.

We will be staying in the Lutheran camp outside of Dorado, about forty-five minutes west of San Juan. They have space for sixty people at a time. We'll be working with Lutheran Disaster Response, a branch of Lutheran Social Services of Puerto Rico. Pastor David Guadalupe runs the operations there.

The camp is serviceable but certainly not luxurious. We'll sleep in bunkhouses which are divided into rooms with bunkbeds sleeping 6-14 people in each room. We'll work hard each day, and expect to wrap up mid-afternoon when the heat peaks. Most late afternoons will include the option to visit the local public beach or to rest at the camp. We'll spend at least one half-day exploring San Juan or have some options for other cultural experiences.

Registration is now open—you can register online at http://breathofgodlc.org/welcome/serve/. A deposit of $300 is due upon registration because we will need all of those resources to cover the upcoming cost of plane tickets. I

We will accept registrations through July 17th, at which point we'll close up registrations for the moment so that we can make a group purchase of plane tickets.Those who are willing and able to make their own travel plans can still sign up after that July 17th date.

After filling out this registration form, you will be directed to a PayPal page for payment of your $300 deposit. If you need to make some donation or payment in a different amount, please use the bottom PayPal link at http://breathofgodlc.org/welcome/serve/ which will allow you to set whatever amount you need.

If you have questions or would like more information, whatever is available at this point, you can contact Mark Parker at Lsmparker@gmail.com.

Thanks for your interest!

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