• Group Weekend Workcamp Hammond, Indiana - Indiana  - Mission Finder

  • Group Weekend Workcamp Hammond, Indiana - Indiana  - Mission Finder

  • Group Weekend Workcamp Hammond, Indiana - Indiana  - Mission Finder

  • Group Weekend Workcamp Hammond, Indiana - Indiana  - Mission Finder

  • Group Weekend Workcamp Hammond, Indiana - Indiana  - Mission Finder

Group Weekend Workcamp Hammond, Indiana

Join the struggle of a proud city determined to overcome adversity.

Once the home of a booming industrial economy, Hammond has been hit harder than most by the recent economic collapse, and with the close of factories, residents have experienced a loss of income and hope. The population has dropped nearly 40,000 in the last 40 years, leaving behind a struggling elderly and young adult population. Jobs are hard to find here, and what few there are don’t pay much.

The people of Hammond know you are coming—in fact, many have waited for years to receive your help. You’ll be amazed at how a simple coat of fresh paint can restore a person’s self-esteem, or how a sturdy new wheelchair ramp can restore the freedom of someone whose disability has kept them trapped in their house for years.

Challenges come and go with changing times, but your group can bring lasting hope and needed service to these great people. Your work here will be truly meaningful as part of an on-going, sustainable effort by caring people determined to rebuild their city. You will truly be changing lives, including your own.

For ages 12+

Where

Explore the beauty of Hammond and its surrounding areas at Wolf Lake or George Lake. The Whihala Beach County Park is a great location for an afternoon barbecue or a snooze in the grass. Interested in learning more about the great nature in Indiana? Visit the Gibson Woods Nature Preserve or the Environmental Education Center.

You will stay in a local school that is fully air-conditioned.

When

Jun 21 2019 to Jun 24 2019

Skills

Your participants will provide home repairs at no cost for elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged people who need your help. Work crews typically serve the same resident for the entire trip, creating an environment where meaningful relationships develop.

Most projects are designed to be completed during the trip, allowing your group to experience the satisfaction of a job well done. You’ll serve the needs of others through projects like interior and exterior painting, building or repairing porches and wheelchair ramps, building or repairing steps, weatherization and other home repairs. No skills are needed!

What We Will Do

The Friday through Monday model allows your adult volunteers to easily get involved with your ministry of serving while not sacrificing too much vacation or family time. Your group will see first-hand the amazing power of serving as a community to accomplish God’s work. Your group will be part of bringing life-changing service to 40 to 60 homeowners and residents. You will not only bring repair to a house, you will also bring hope to a resident and their home.

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Contact: Trip Advisor
Organization: Group Mission Trips
Phone: 844-258-9616
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Address:
760 Whalers Way
Bldg C, Suite 200
Fort Collins CO80525
USA

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