Fire Disaster Relief in Paradise, CA
July 23–29, 2023
You’re invited to be a part of CARAVAN 2023 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 email@example.com
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.
HOPE CRISIS RESPONSE NETWORK
The work is organized by a local non-profit called the Hope Crisis Response Network of Northern California.
Departing Sunday, July 23 and returning late Saturday, July 29
Staying at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oroville, CA
Working in Paradise, CA to repair and rebuild homes (also learn about the care of creation and climate-related disasters.)
Key partners: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA); Trinity Presbyterian Oroville, Hope Crisis Response Network of CA
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.)
Feb. 5 (Sun.)
Registration Opens (forms will be available soon)
April 1 (Sat.)
Volunteer Day with Children's Ministry
April 23 (Sun.)
CARAVAN Meeting #1 (additional dates TBD)
Volunteer for VBS
Aug. 6 (Sun)