Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery Trip

Tennessee CBF churches have been asked to assist with the disaster recovery effort in Puerto Rico through CBF partner congregation First Baptist Church of Metropolis, PR.  

Here are the details:

  • November 1-7, 2019

  • Registration opens June 15, 2019

  • Types of work include: repairing homes, roof work, restoring water lines, nursing home visitation, clearing of damaged and littered farmland. Most of the work is to be done in the poorest sections of San Juan; other work will occur outside of the city.

  • You DO NOT need a passport. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory. However, you DO need two valid forms of identification to travel

  • We will be staying in homes owned by First Baptist Church Metropolis, PR.

  • The cost and departure location are being determined. Cost will include round trip airfare to San Juan, ground transportation in Puerto Rico, three meals most days, lodging while in Puerto Rico, and a T-shirt!

  • Full payment is required by September 1. Registration requires a $100.00 deposit payable via credit card online.

  • Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to go. There will be work for every age and ability, so don’t think you’re too old, too inexperienced or too young!

  • Questions? Contact Tennessee Field Coordinator Rick Bennett at 865.297.3267 or rbennett@tncbf.org.

  • For more information on the general situation in Puerto Rico, consider watching: Blackout in Puerto Rico, a PBS Frontline documentary.

Please begin praying now for the success of our effort and let’s GO | Together to Puerto Rico in November 2019!