CARAVAN 2024

Fire Disaster Relief in Paradise, CA

July 21–28, 2024 

You’re invited to be a part of CARAVAN 2024 with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Paradise, CA!

 

Our Sunnyvale Presbyterian community is dedicated to supporting our neighbors who are suffering. Often, we do that through financial giving, advocacy, and with our attention and prayers. And we want to make sure that we act in concrete ways to make our support and caring effective as well. So, we’re going to get our hands dirty doing some direct work with our neighbors in need this summer!

 

Youth and adult participants are going to spend a week helping to repair and rebuild homes in areas affected by the 2018 “Camp” Fire in Northern California. We will be working in partnership with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (the disaster and refugee relief ministry of the national Presbyterian church). We will be hosted by Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oroville, and the work will be organized by a local non-profit called the Hope Crisis Response Network of Northern California.

 

Space is limited. Registration begins on February 5. The cost of the trip is $850 (with assistance available for those demonstrating financial need). For adult participants, we are looking for folks with work-site skills and experience.

 

For more information, email Pastor Rich Pak rpak@sunnyvalepres.com

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (PDA)

We will be working in partnership with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the disaster and refugee relief ministry of the PC(USA).

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

We will stay with Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oroville.  TPC hosts volunteers who work to help repair homes damaged by the December 2018 wildfires. 

Details:

When:

Departing Sunday, July 21 and returning Sunday, July 28

Where:

Staying at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oroville, CA

What:

 

 

Working in Paradise, CA to repair and rebuild homes (also learn about the care of creation and climate-related disasters.)

Who:

Key partners: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA); Trinity Presbyterian Oroville

Participants:

SVPC High School Youth (rising 9th grade through graduating seniors) and any SVPC college students who missed a pandemic year CARAVAN. SVPC Adult Volunteers (priority to those with worksite-related skills.)

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

Jan 14

Registration Opens

March 31 (Sat.)

Volunteer Day with Children's Ministry

April 21 (Sun.)

CARAVAN Meeting #1 (additional dates TBD)

June 10–14

Volunteer for VBS

July 28 (Sun)

CARAVAN Sunday