Young Adult Volunteers In Mission

The Annapolis District is organizing a YAVIM trip to aid Katrina victims in the Bay St. Louis area of Mississippi (near Biloxi). Yes they still need help; actually they desperately need help. UMCOR (United Methodist Council on Relief) is forecasting it will be 9.77 years before this area is completely put back together – unfortunately UMCOR's forecasting is generally very, very accurate.

This trip is being organized by our own Barry Oren (who has a lot of experience in this area) at the request of the Annapolis District Superintendent Rev. Chris Holmes and VIM co-ordinator Neil Moores. The trip is open to anyone who is interested regardless of past experience. We’ve eliminated the original age range to make it a little more flexible – if in doubt ask!

Trip details:

  • April 14 – 21
  • We will be housed in the Lagniappe Presbyterian Church Dorms built specifically for this effort.
  • Cost is $20/per person per day and includes all lodging and all meals.
    Transportation is open – you may drive or you may fly – currently Air Tran is $180 Round Trip complete (meaning all taxes and fees)

This is a truly exceptional opportunity to serve our brothers and sisters still in need even a year and a half after the devastating storm hit. Please join us!

Contact Barry Oren at (410)923-3365 or by email

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