August 21, 2020 COVID-19 Update
Project 1 in Bayboro, NC plans to begin Hurricane Florence rebuilding starting in mid Sept 2020. This project has been closed since mid-March due to the pandemic.
Project 2, in Dayton, OH began work on the recovery from the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes that hit the Miami Valley area in Mid-July. Originally this was limited to Ohio residents with no volunteer housing available. The housing site opened the second week of August allowing smaller groups of overnight volunteers.
All current and future volunteer opportunities with BDM require new safety protocol and consent forms beyond what was previously in place as we strive to provide safe volunteer opportunities in this COVID-19 environment. Specific COVID-19 safety protocols are in place and all volunteers will be expected to follow them in order to serve.
All of the dates named for future volunteers are subject to change depending on CDC guidance, restrictions from local officials in the project site areas and other states, and the local BDM partners in those areas being willing to accept volunteers. We are in close contact with these partners while monitoring when it will be acceptable to send volunteers without imposing any health concerns for our volunteers, the host community and most importantly the homeowners. If any further extension of these dates needs to be made in the coming weeks or months, it will be announced first with the groups and leaders on the schedule, and then publicly.
These schedules will be updated as decisions are made in the coming weeks and months.
For instructions on how to sign up, visit the Volunteer page.
For project descriptions, visit the Current Projects page.