March 17-24, 2018

Join us on a trip to Baldwin, LA to participate in the ministries and outreach of the UMCOR Sager Brown supply depot!  Learn what they do, how they do it and experience it firsthand.  

Team Size: Our reservation is for 15 people, all ages are welcome.  In the event more than 15 people wish to go, priority is based on the date of the initial $25 deposit.  Others will be placed on a waiting list.

Location: 101 Sager Brown Rd Box 850, Baldwin, LA 70514.  The facility is 25 acres of lush, peaceful scenery that runs alongside the Bayou Teche.

 
 

What will we do there?  We will assist with assembling relief-supply kits that help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis.  Many other on-site and off-site opportunities exist that you can sign up for during orientation.

Where will we stay?  Our team will stay in one of two climate-controlled dormitories with centrally located restrooms and showers.  A few apartments are available at an additional cost.

What about meals?  Three meals per day are served in the cafeteria Monday through Friday, except Wednesdays and Fridays when only breakfast and lunch are available.

How will we get there?  The trip to Baldwin, LA is 1,700 miles round-trip and the initial plan is to take two 15-passenger vans.  Going and coming back, we will stop in Dallas, TX for an overnight stay at a local church.

What does it cost?  The estimated cost per person is $500 (travel, lodging, meals) plus any discretionary personal expenses.  This amount will be reduced depending on the results of our fundraising events.  The initial $25 non-refundable deposit is as soon as possible and no later than Nov 15, 2017.  Remember, the date of your $25 deposit determines the first 15 people to fill the team roster.  An additional $115 is due Nov 15, 2017.  The final amount (estimated at $246) is due Feb 15, 2018.  You will bring the remaining amount to purchase your own meals on the road.  Note: once the $115 is paid, the final amount must be paid unless you can find someone to take your place.

Are there other requirements?  Every team member will be required to complete a number of forms (surprise!) and provide their own health insurance.  In addition, everyone must pass a screening background check, conducted within the last 3 years.  We are recommending that all team members be Safe Gatherings certified, which automatically takes care of the background check.

I'd like more information: If you would like to read more about this mission trip to Sager Brown, please click here.  If you want to go, please click on the button below and fill out the form.