Volunteers from Hope have made three trips to Puerto Rico during the past two years. We have seen thousands of homes still covered by blue tarps, as homeowners don’t have the means to repair/replace their roofs. Our congregation is forming a network of LCMS churches, in order to put corrugated zinc roofs on twenty houses damaged by Hurricane Maria (September 2017) in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. While we can’t solve all of the urgent needs of the people of Mayaguez, we can at least help provide a secure roof for some homeowners, and help steer them to the LCMS mission congregation in their city.
Four volunteer trips will take place over a four-month period. We are looking for Hope volunteers to step forward for the first trip, February 22-29. For more information or to join the trip, contact Pastor Wayne Puls, Wesley Spottiswood, or Hilary Tew. If you wish to make a contribution in support of the project, mark your envelope/check “Puerto Rico.”