Restoration: serve, equip & connect
NEC partners annually with World Renew disaster response services to communities recovering from natural disasters. Our teams have served in New Orleans (Hurricane Katrina), Pennsylvania, Alabama and South Carolina alongside community residents! After immediate needs are met and coverage of a disaster has faded from the news, volunteers of this team are often still present in affected communities as they work towards meeting long-term recovery needs. Interested in learning about participating in an upcoming trip? Contact Chris Beaudoin at email@example.com or Dena Gauthier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2010, several NEC staff and volunteers were personally impacted when, during a trip with Mission E4 to Haiti, an earthquake struck, devastating many communities. In the following years, NEC began an active partnership in which volunteer teams travelled with Mission E4 back to Haiti for disaster response work, help with construction for orphanage buildings and child sponsorship. If you would like more information about upcoming trips or child sponsorship, contact Chelle Pitts at cpitts@missionE4.com or visit their website www.missione4.org.
Ten years ago, NEC member Barbara Focht began travelling to the Dominican Republic to use her skills as a doctor to care for underserved communities. She continued to lead teams of medical and non-medical volunteers every other year….and Manos Curativas (Healing Hands) was born! NEC is honored to partner with Manos Curativas on trips where mobile medical clinics for short-term care operate. Additionally, community members are educated and trained through basic medical screenings and care. If you would like to know how to support these medical trips or are interested in participating, contact Robbie Lottero at email@example.com.