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.
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.)