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St. Clare Recovery (Elementary School)

Organization: Non-Profit, Faith-Based Disaster Recovery
Facility Type: Volunteer Camp
Status: Open

Address:
236 South Beach Blvd.
Waveland, MS 39576

Region:Gulf Coast
County/Parish:Hancock

Capacity: 50

Facility has Loading Dock: No
Facility has Forklift: No

Main/General Business Number: 317-642-7322
Main/General Business E-mail Address: (hidden)
Website: http://www.stclarerecovery.com/

Management Contact: (hidden)
Management Phone: (hidden)
Hours: Anytime, Any day

Mission: To coordinate the skills and efforts of, and provide clean and affordable housing for volunteers who come to the Waveland/Bay St. Louis, MS area for the purpose of assisting the residents of the Waveland/Bay St. Louis area to rebuild their homes and their lives spiritually, physically and emotionally following Hurricane Katrina.





This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary

Notes:

We are fast approaching 21/2 years since Katrina hit the Gulf Coast , and while much progress has been made, there is still a lot to be done. There are thousands still in FEMA trailers. While the numbers look like a great reduction since the last posted numbers, they do not take into account the families who have now moved in to MEMA cottages. A nice step up, for some from a FEMA trailer, but we have to realize that the MEMA cottages too, are temporary. Eighteen months from the time they are set on a property, they must be returned. This means that those families who have received them have 18 months, or less, depending on when they received the cottage, to rebuild their homes.

St. Clare Recovery is once again asking for your help. Here are the major obstacles that we are facing……

1. Skilled Volunteers – Throughout the winter months, we have been blessed with many who have returned time and again, and we are truly grateful….but we are fast approaching Spring, which means that those who have construction skills will be returning to their own work up North. This is when we need to appeal to the many of you who are retired from construction type work or those handy men and women who have some experience in home remodeling projects. Please, prayerfully consider your time, treasure and talents. If you have been to Waveland/Bay St. Louis, please come back-we are not yet finished! If you have not, please consider a working vacation…it might just be the most rewarding one you have ever experienced!

2. Building Materials – Even though many have finally received insurance or grant monies to help rebuild, quite often the dollars just do not stretch far enough. Not only can the residents not afford to hire the work done (which is where you, as Volunteers, make the difference), but often there is not enough money to purchase materials to finish the home. And, of course, those who did not receive insurance or grant money, for whatever reason, need plenty of help. While there have been some small grants from sources such as Salvation Army and Red Cross, these grants are becoming harder and harder to get. Bogged down in paperwork, it is a lengthy process and again, many do not qualify. Meanwhile a house sits half finished….the hope that was restored when Volunteers arrived to start work on a home is quickly dashed while the family sits in the FEMA trailer or MEMA cottage looking at a half finished dream.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP

A. Gift Cards – Purchasing gift cards for Lowe’s, Home Depot or even Wal-Mart.

Send these cards to:

St. Clare Recovery
518 Jeff Davis
Waveland, MS 39576

St. Clare Recovery will use these cards on an “as needed” basis to purchase building materials for the homes that the Volunteers are working on. Lowe’s has the best selection of building materials, so that would be the preference, but Home Depot does carry a selection of plumbing and electrical supplies. Wal-Mart cards are used to purchase small items for the home when move –in time comes, such as towels, bedding, etc.

B. Cash Donations – Donations can be made online through this web site using the “donations” button, which will take you to Pay Pal. This is a secure site and the money is automatically transferred in to the St. Clare Recovery account.

Or you may mail your donation to:

St. Clare Recovery
518 Jeff Davis
Waveland, MS 39576

C. Materials – Many of you work at businesses who would be glad to donate building materials – perhaps a load of Sheet Rock, or a box of plumbing or electrical materials, plywood, roofing materials, 2x4s, caulk, sheet rock screws, nails, insulation, paint…the list goes on and on, but there may be something, large or small amounts, that your company would be happy to donate. St. Clare Recovery is a 501(c) 3, not-for-profit organization, which makes the donation a tax deduction for the donor. If you think that your company might be able to help us, please give call so that arrangements can be made to receive the materials. We do have access to storage for both large and small amounts.

Call or E-mail:

Jane Crady 317-642-7322 jacc1@tds.net (that is a #1 in the address)

FACILITIES:

Currently The Catholic Volunteer Center consists of an office
for administrative work to organize work efforts, three sleeping
tents that are carpeted and air conditioned with 30 beds, 4
additional tents that can be used with sleeping bags, and a
large restroom with showers, washers, and dryers. The Catholic
Volunteer Center is OCEANSIDE so the views are both devastating
as well as beautiful. ANYONE 18 years old or older is invited to
stay for a minimal fee of $7 per night. Meals are NOT included
so it is suggested to bring breakfast and lunch foods and enjoy
dinners out, as many of the local restaurants are beginning to
reappear and dining is a memorable experience!

How to Plan a Trip to St. Clare:

Interested in traveling to St. Clare for a service vacation?
There are two ways to plan a trip:

CHOOSE A TRIP FROM THE CALENDAR:

1. View the calendar to check dates for trips currently being
planned. Remember that all these trips are FLEXIBLE-you can
stay for the week or just make it a weekend trip! See the
calendar on the website www.stclarerecovery.com
2. Register for the trip that works best with your schedule.
Registrations can be completed online at www.stclarerecovery.com
OR by contacting Mary Parks by voice mail: 812-379-9353 x336
or email: mparks_stb@yahoo.com .

- OR-

PICK DATES THAT WORK FOR YOU:

1. Decide on dates that work best for YOU or YOUR group.
These dates DO NOT have to match any planned trips. ANY AND
ALL DATES WILL WORK!
2. Register for your trip online at www.stclarerecovery.com OR
contact Mary Parks by voice mail: 812-379-9353 x336
or email: mparks_stb@yahoo.com

THAT?S ALL YOU NEED TO DO!

Once you are registered for a trip to Waveland, MS , the wheels
will be in motion. Jane Crady, the on-site coordinator, will
reserve a bed for you at The Catholic Volunteer Center on the
St. Clare campus. And Jane will arrange for work assignments
that are appropriate for your skills and for your group so that
your time in Waveland will be productive and meaningful.

Thank you for answering the Call to Care!

Info Source/Changes:
Website/Volunteer: Jane Crady
Added: avails, needs, mission, corrected organization/notes
(see full history)

Created At: Sun Aug 06 00:47:22 -0700 2006
Updated At: Thu May 08 20:45:55 -0700 2008
Updated By: LTel


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