Paradise Adventist Church Community Outreach (CA) Project

Project Full
October 26, 2020 - November 11, 2020
California, USA
Participation Fee
Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the project.
What's Included


The Paradise Seventh-day Adventist Church (CA) Community Outreach Project is one of our many efforts based in North America. Each year, Maranatha works with organizations in the United States and Canada to provide volunteer labor for various construction or renovation projects.

In November 2018, the Camp Fire swept over the Paradise community in northern California, devastating more than 20,000 acres, and left very little unscathed. Maranatha has been asked to assist the Paradise Adventist Church with a community outreach initiative. Many people who lost their homes are currently living in campers and RV’s, with no space to store their belongings. The Paradise Adventist Church created a community outreach initiative to build storage sheds, which will be 10 x 12 feet, for residents in need. They asked Maranatha to help by constructing the sheds with our volunteers.

In November 2019, nearly 400 volunteers helped to build 202 sheds for the victims of the fire. In September 2020, another group of volunteers built 118 more sheds. Due to high winds, and a fire in a nearby town with the resulting smoke, progress stalled on completing the 132 final sheds with the already purchased materials. The necessity for these sheds still exists, and we need your help to assist the Paradise Adventist Church in meeting the needs of their community. Join Maranatha for this third project addressing an urgent need in Paradise.

Due to the lack of infrastructure in the surrounding community, housing for volunteers will be dorm-style in the Paradise Adventist School classrooms. The school is across the street from the church parking lot where we will be working. There is plenty of space for RV’s.

Please consider joining us on this project and don’t forget your tools!

Project stats: Completed 132 storage sheds (10×12) for a total of 15,840 sq feet.


Shed Construction

Susan Woods,
Project Coordinator
David Woods,
Construction Superintendent
Dolores Morgan,
Monday, October 26
Arrival Day
Tuesday, October 27
First Work Day
Saturday, October 31
Sunday, November 1
Work Days
Saturday, November 7
Sunday, November 8
Work Days
Wednesday, November 11
ARRIVALOctober 26:
5720 Academy Dr, Paradise, CA 95969
DEPARTURENovember 11
RV's with partial hookups and cots in school classrooms
Travel Information

If you are planning on flying to the project, the closest airport is Sacramento International Airport (SMF). This is approximately a 2 hour drive to and  from the site.

Please book flights that come in before 6 pm on the arrival date. If you need to fly in later, please check with the Maranatha office to confirm that your arrival time can be accommodated. If you are flying to the project outside of the arrival and departure date, please check with the office to be sure you can be accommodated or you may be responsible for your own transportation. Please send your itinerary to so pick up arrangements can be made.


Travel Resources

CI Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle Dpenha or Azumano Team at

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at


United States Facts & Figures


Washington DC


318 million


82% English, 11% Spanish


Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida. Arid in the great plains and the southwest. Low winter temperatures in the northern states.


51% Protestant, 24% Catholic, 2% Mormon


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Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.