Hurricane Harvey Recovery Trip – May 16-20

May 16-20, 2018 First UMC Rockwall – Hurricane Harvey Recovery Trip

Corpus Christi/Rockport, Texas


Wednesday – Sunday

Travel Days: Wednesday, May 16; anticipated travel back home: Sunday, May 20; personal vehicles, fuel costs can be reimbursed

Work Days: Assigned project/projects: Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Lodging:  “Volunteer Village” at First UMC, Sinton Tx.  (bunk beds w/good mattresses, showers, kitchen, community area)

Work Location:  Rockport, Tx Area

Type of work anticipated:  Rebuild Type Work — hanging sheet rock, tape and float, carpentry, special needs projects according to team member’s skills, if asked

Trip fee:  $90 per person  ($40 for lodging/facilities fee at the Sinton church, $50 for food, snacks, beverages = ten total meals; if the team does not take a cook, we will involve cooks at First UMC Rockwall to prepare in advance breakfast and supper dishes that will be frozen and transported to Sinton for popping in the oven; if so, the trip fee will be reduced accordingly)


1. Clothes – work, after-work informal/comfortable (suggestion list coming the first week of May)

2. Shoes – work boots or steel-toed for on the job, after-work casual, “tennis shoes,” sandals, etc.

3. Tools – personal hand tools, work gloves, battery powered drills and drivers (suggestion list coming first week of May)

4. Bedding/Linens:  bedding/sleeping back, pillow, towel and wash cloth, etc.

First UMC Rockwall Team Leader: John Godfrey, 214.608.0110,  jkgodfrey1@sbcglobal.net     

Pre-trip team meeting: TBD – info to come

Other information and updating will come your way as need arises prior to team departure for Sinton. Travel methods by private vehicles can happen by caravan, independent driving to Sinton, etc.; if you desire to ride with another team member or members, that can be arranged and welcomed.


Register TODAY:  Return all forms to Clay by May 7

(if a returning Harvey participant)  download the medical/liability form only; fill out and notarize form; return form to Clay by May 7

If a trip team member prefers to not register online, please contact Rev. Clay Womack ASAP

All team members must have a still-current background check through First UMC Rockwall; please notify Clay asap if you need the background check; it is also highly encouraged that all team members take the Ministry Safe online training; notify Clay for the online link; the training takes approximately 1.5 hours

If “no”, contact your church for a background check to be run through its auspices; send verification to Clay Womack at cwomack@fumcrockwall.com

Required Forms

Emergency Contact Form

Medical and Liability Form

Mission Convenant Agreement

Individual Volunteer Skill Form


Future Hurricane Harvey Recovery Trips

We will have sign ups available for these trips.

First UMC Rockwall trips scheduled:
August 26-29
Oct. 24-28

First UMC Rockwall Sr. High Youth Harvey Trip:
July 22-28

North Texas Conference sponsored Harvey Trips:
June 8-11
Sept 20-23