Join us in march for spring break.

 
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There is still real work to be done to rebuild lives and put the gospel in action. This is a road trip with a purpose. You will be joining hundreds of other collegiate volunteers, working shoulder to shoulder, in neighborhoods devastated by flooding.

We are currently working with church networks and disaster relief organizations who will provide training and opportunities for campus volunteers. From landscaping to framing,  to praying with families in need, our primary focus will be responding directly to all that Hurricane Harvey ruined.

No prior building experience is necessary. Depending on needs and numbers, we plan to offer some opportunities to go to nearby college campuses in the spirit of launching new movements. Some evenings we will include light content.


Lodging

Victory Camp
1407 Victory Lane
Alvin, TX

  • Our home will be a beautiful camp in Alvin, TX, just south of Houston.
  • Clean dorm spaces and showers
  • Group meeting space for large group gatherings

Meals

  • We will provide catered breakfasts and dinners. 

Costs*

$189, if registered by Jan 31

$209, registered Feb 1 onward

A $59 non-transferable and non-refundable deposit may be paid to secure your place until January 26. 

  • Starting January 31 and after, you must have your balance paid to keep your spot confirmed. Our housing is limited and therefore we need to have balances paid in full by and after January 31 to keep your spot confirmed.  

*Cost covers most breakfast and dinners, housing, conference fees and insurance. 
*Cost does not include travel to and from home campus.

 

Dates, Arrival and Departure Info

To help accommodate for the best price on flights for those who won't be driving, we will have two registration times. 

Saturday 3 pm - 6 pm and Sunday 11 am - 3 pm. Please note that programming and meals will not begin until Sunday evening dinner time. Please contact us if you have circumstances that would prohibit registering during those times.

Departure the following Saturday morning


 

March Dates

Week 1: March 4 - 10 (registration closes Feb. 10)

Week 2: March 11 - 17 (registration closed)

Week 3: March 18 - 24 (registration closes March 14)

Week 4: March 25 - 31 (registration closes March 21)

 

Schedule

This is a proposed schedule. Please hold this loosely as details are still coming together.

Sunday: arrival between 11-3 for registration. Dinner and evening welcome program.

Monday – Thursday: Repairing and rebuilding homes, Evening reflections

Friday: rest and relax. Think road trip to the beach or go see the city sights.

Other: we plan to offer some optional opportunities to go to nearby college campuses in the spirit of launching new movements.

Saturday: Morning departure

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FAQs

Costs

$189, if registered by Jan 31

$209, registered Feb 1 onward

A $59 non-transferable and non-refundable deposit may be paid to secure your place until January 26. 

  • Starting January 31 and after, you must have your balance paid to keep your spot confirmed. Our housing is limited and therefore we need to have balances paid in full by and after January 31 to keep your spot confirmed.  

*Cost covers most breakfast and dinners, housing, conference fees and insurance. 
*Cost does not include travel to and from home campus.

How can I advertise on my campus?

We have a media collection with a promo video and multiple ads, ready to plug and play or left plain so you can add your own school info.

Transportation Issues

Everyone must provide their own transportation to south Texas. Driving will reduce the costs for rental cars and provide the easiest options for sending small teams to distributed worksites. Teams may choose to fly into local Houston airports (IAH and HOU) and arrange rental cars.

Will the work be dangerous?

While any disaster area has inherent risk, we will be under the supervision of professional disaster relief agencies. We strongly recommend that all volunteers get a tetanus shot and hepatitis B vaccinations.

What should we bring?

Bring old clothes (that you don’t mind throwing away), work boots  (sneakers and running shoes are permitted), work gloves, goggles, bug spray, a sleeping bag, pillow, flip flops, toiletries, towels, sunscreen, and ear plugs. Bring some nicer clothes for possible visits to nearby campuses or going out at night. 

Will tools and training be provided?

Yes, no need to bring any of your own tools. Prior to the work, every partnering organization will offer training and direct us to the places of need. We will be working under their leadership. These organizations know how to teach unskilled volunteers how to do a job correctly and work with excellence.

Can my group come before the March Spring Break weeks?

Yes. Let us know what you are thinking here.

All other questions

Hit us up at harvey.relief@cru.org and we'll do what we can to answer your questions.