Paradise Adventist Church Community Outreach (CA) Project
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.Scope