Wayside congregations for volunteer work teams in transit
There are many places of service for those who would like to be involved in the ministry of disaster recovery. While many congregations are sending volunteers to locations around the nation in need of clean up and rebuilding assistance, others have offered hospitality.
The congregations on this list are willing to serve as wayside locations – offering volunteer work teams a place to stay overnight while journeying to or from their mission destination. Map your journey, and if one of these locations can assist you with an overnight stay along the road, use the contact information provided to be in touch with them. Our thanks to these wayside congregations for your part in the mission of disaster recovery.
If your congregation would like to serve as a wayside congregation, please send an email to PDA.
Lake Charles, Louisiana
First Presbyterian Church offers wayside accommodations for work teams in transit. Email David Cormier, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com, or call (377) 433-4667 Monday - Thursday 9am-1pm.
Hagerstown Presbyterian Church offers sleeping accommodations, 2 kitchens, and showers for volunteer work teams in transit. Contact Kelly Rajahpillay at (301) 739-6338 for details.
St. Philip’s Lutheran Church is willing to serve as a stopover site for flood relief volunteers traveling to Hope Village in Minot, ND. The stopover is approximately 500 miles from Hope Village – an 8 ½ hour drive. Contact Pastor Jan Hartsook by email or call (763) 571-1500 x110 for details.
First Presbyterian Church is willing to serve as a wayside congregation for disaster response or other mission teams traveling through Nashville, Tennessee. They can accommodate small and large groups. Contact the recreation office at (615) 298-9583, or use the online contact form.