Rebuilding Eagle Pass, Texas
In June 2013 and again in June 2014, hundreds of homes were destroyed by flooding in the South Texas city of Eagle Pass, TX. Many of these families are the working poor, with little to no extra funds for insurance or rebuilding. Almost 2 years later, survivors are still just barely scraping by, risking sickness from mold and other harmful living conditions.
Spring Break 2015
Eagle Pass Rebuild
Mobilizing volunteers to Eagle Pass, TX
March 8-12, 2015
Who: Students, adults and families are invited (Please provide 1 adult for every 5 children – 17 or under)
Cost: $100 per person includes food and housing in churches/camps
$150 per person includes food and housing in an area hotel (4 people per room)
Extra cost: Transportation to and from Eagle Pass and to work sites
Group Size: 150
What we will be doing: construction, clean-up projects, Vacation Bible School and water purification projects
How to Sign-Up: Click the “Go” button below
Contact: Marla Bearden at (214) 537-7358 or Gerald Davis (214) 924-6401 for more information.
Additional projects have been identified in Piedras Negras with the help of River Ministry Coordinator Gloria Pena. Gloria’s support will help ensure teams will have a meaningful and safe experience.
How You Can Help:
- You and/or your church can help put together hygiene kits for families and individuals in Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras. Many of these individuals are incarcerated and have no other means in obtaining these items. Please make hygiene kits by placing the needed items in zip-locked plastic bags to create a Children, Women and/or Men kit. Teams will be involved in the distribution of these kits during the Loving Eagle Pass Week.
|4 oz shampoo/conditioner bottle||2 pads||Disposable Razor|
|2.75 oz toothpaste||2 tampons||men’s comb|
|toothbrush||2oz body lotion bottle||2 oz body lotion bottle|
|4 lollipops||1.5oz roll on deodorant||1.5 oz roll on deodorant|
|2 laffy taffy||4oz shampoo/conditioner bottle||4oz shampoo/conditioner bottle|
|crayon box||2.75oz toothpaste tube||2.75oz toothpaste tube|
|coloring book||bar of soap||bar of soap|
|bar of soap||2 hand sanitizing wipes||2 hand sanitizing wipes|
|2 oz body lotion bottle||toothbrush||toothbrush|
|1.5 oz roll on antiperspirant deodorant||a card||a card|