Monetary Donations to Recovery Warehouse allow us flexibility to purchase building materials for the Hope Village Construction Volunteers . Donations give us the ability to purchase materials as needed.
In-Kind Donations of New Building Materials from Manufacturers are also encourged. To see a complete list of our wish list please visit the Aidmatrix.
Who are they?
The Construction Volunteers are faith based teams who are coming from all over the US to provide donated building services to the residents of the Souris Valley. Some are the Hope Village Construction Volunteers, we call them that because they will be staying at Hope Village. Hope Village will provide a place to sleep, shower and eat. Recovery Warehouse will help with building materials. Tools are also available onsite so they have what they need to accomplish their rebuilding projects.
What are their skills?
The volunteer teams consist of electricians, carpenters and general construction specialists. Volunteers of various skill levels will work on teams with the supervision of seasoned professionals.
How long will they be helping?
Many faith based volunteers helped us evacuate. They got the “mud out” and now helping to “button up” basements so when the ground water freezes, it will not compromise the home’s foundation. These construction volunteers have been active in disaster recovery rebuilding for years. They know that it will take time to help those in need and have committed to two to four years of service.
Who do we serve?
Recovery Warehouse supplies building materials to Multi Agency Construction Volunteersdedicated to rebuilding “at Risk Homes”. Our primary focus is to help people unable to hire or perform the work themselves. Our focus is to help those most in need, the elderly, single-parent families, people with disabilities or residents who are uninsured or underinsured.
Many flood victims do not have the monetary or physical ability to rebuild their home. At Recovery Warehouse we consider these “at Risk Homes”. As homeowners continue to work on their homes, the extent of the damage and labor required to rebuild is debilitating. To help flood survivors heal, Recovery Warehouse and Volunteer Construction Teams from all over the United States want to "Rebuild the Souris Valley!
As we struggle to rebuild in Minot, the funds homeowners have to work with are on the average 40% of what they need for materials alone.
We need your help to lessen the gap for those who will not be able to rebuild without our help.
It is difficult for us as we know that everyone, 4,100 families need help. The cost of over $100,000 to rebuild compared to the aid available is tragic. Those who before the flood where "comfortable" are now deeply in debt.
This video is a very accurate example of what homeowners’ face, the stress they are enduring and the time it takes to rebuild their lives.