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Dear Disaster Relief Volunteer: 

I sent an email a couple weeks ago and got 15 volunteers. I am looking to get 24. 

I am putting a team together to help with the recovery from Hurricane Ian in Southern Florida.  This trip is being sponsored by the Presbytery of the James, with logistics and accounting provided by Southminster Presbyterian Church and myself, Brown Pearson.  The dates are May 13th through May 21st, 2023.  We are going inland on this trip to Hardee County, FL to the town of Wauchula.  It is a small community with much devastation and not much help so far.  

As usual, we need able bodied people who can get in there and get to work. Any skill level is helpful at this point in time.  These people will have been over 6 months and homes are still a mess. We are scheduled to do rebuilding.   

We have a place to stay with a kitchen and we have a volunteer to cook. We will need our own air mattresses (or use their cots) and sleeping bags.  They have showers, we bring our towels.

If you have not been on one of these trips, I promise you three things – 1. We will do manual labor (at your own pace) and you just might develop a skill you never thought you would have – 2. You will have one of the most positive experiences of your lifetime – 3. You will be making a huge difference in the lives of a number of very grateful people.

If you have an interest in being a part of this mission, please contact myself, Brown Pearson, at cbpearson3@erg-homes.com.  I will be delighted to answer any questions you might have.

I will be in eastern Europe on a cruise April 6th to the 20th so if you email me then I may or may not be able to get the email or to respond, but I will try.

C Brown Pearson III

Moderator, Disaster Relief Mission Team

Presbytery of the James