Officials are projecting that Bastrop Relief efforts will most likely take 3-4 years to rebuild every home. In Spicewood, most likely over 1 year. Unfortunately, 790 families did not have insurance and FEMA only provided a maximum of $30,400 (minus any other relief expenses already given to a family). This leaves the church, ministries, and local community to come up with the remaining dollars to rebuild every family’s home (an additional $40k in materials per home) and volunteer labor force to keep costs down. In order to accomplish this God-sized task (all things are possible with God!), ADRN is asking every ADRN volunteer to commit to the Lord in this new year, minimally one day over the next two months to the following clean-up efforts (love in action!):
1. Debris & Ash Clean-up: We will be cleaning up approx. 2-3 homes per weekend until the end of January. Please click here to sign up for one or more Saturdays in January, to help us clean up debris and ash from a home in Bastrop.
2. Chainsaw Clean-up: ADRN is establishing a team to do tree cutting and general brush removal tasks, starting sometime in mid-late January. We will need volunteers that can operate chainsaws as well as general laborers who can assist the chainsaw operators in removing and transporting small trees and limbs. To volunteer, please email ADRN Bastrop/Spicewood Project Coordinator, John Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Home Construction: If you have some building skills or are interested in learning construction skills, you are perfect for this task! ADRN is joining with the Bastrop/Spicewood Long-Term Commities tasks force of professional builders who are commited to help supervise/teach basic construction skills so general volunteers will have an opportunity to serve Christ in Bastrop and learn valuable new skills. Every home will be built from the ground up so so every phase of construction is needed (and can be taught). Help us build a resource base by contacting ADRN soon to inventory what skills we have to offer those in need. Most likely, home construction will begin sometime in February. To volunteer, please email ADRN Bastrop/Spicewood Project Coordinator, John Banks at email@example.com.
ADRN will need an army of support to meet the severe needs of those affected by the Spicewood/Bastrop fires. Together we can accomplish much! May God, who loves the impossible, meet every single need of those who lost their home through His people!