DOAD (Dade Organized Acting in Disaster) is the entity that is administering the recovery process for those victims without insurance or who were underserved by government agencies after the late April tornadoes in north Georgia. Trenton United Methodist Church is an organizing participant.
To date, DOAD has cleared the caseload of all but a few smaller home repairs and replacements. What remains is the building of five replacement homes from the ground up.
DOAD relies entirely on volunteer labor and contributions to finish these houses. We are seeking funds from area foundations, but need additional funds to finish the project. We are organized and ready to start.
To oversee the construction of these homes, DOAD has acquired the HOPE Project from Dalton, Ga., which will coordinate all permits and plans and supervise volunteer crews. All volunteers will be housed at Trenton UMC.
- Volunteer teams from Holston over the next six months
- Cash contributions for building materials
Churches may choose to fund "components" of each house, such as: framing ($5,774); trusses ($4,000); roofing ($2,353); doors ($1443); paint ($929); porch/deck ($961); and so on. Total cost for a house: $45,348.
Volunteers will be coordinated through Trenton UMC. Contact Mike King at (423) 596-1181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For donations, email Rev. Reece Fauscett at email@example.com.
The Rev. Fauscett is senior pastor at Trenton UMC, Chattanooga District.