8 days of hope
buffalo, new york
- July 16-23, 2022
- 8 Days of Hope
- Buffalo, New York
- Students in grades, completed 6-12.
- $350 per student
Here's some details about our trip to Buffalo!
What are the plans for Eight Days of Hope – Buffalo?
Eight Days of Hope will be leading volunteers from the local church, the Western NY community, and from across the country, as we plan to serve at least 100 families in the Fillmore District with free home repairs.
What kind of work will we be doing?
There is something for everyone! The 100 families that we will be serving need landscaping, painting, roofing, plumbing, electrical and carpentry work. All skill sets are needed.
What will be a typical day serving with Eight Days of Hope?
Breakfast will start at 6:15 am for our out-of-town guests. At 7:00 am, all the volunteers for that day are invited to attend a 10-15 special time of worship and devotion. At 7:30 everyone will leave to serve the families. Lunch will be delivered or taken to the sites by the volunteers. Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm. In the evenings, we ask that you invite the family you are serving back for dinner. At 7:00 pm we offer an optional time of worship and devotion. The day ends at 7:30.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
If you are from outside the WNY region and need lodging, we will provide sleeping accommodations. We will assign lodging when you arrive. Lodging is separated by gender. Volunteers bring air mattresses, cots, and sleeping bags. We will provide a safe place for you to sleep with shower trailers on site. Lodging will be provided at local churches.
What is the cost of the trip?
While the opportunity to serve with 8 Days of Hope is free, there are still some costs that we as a group will incur. Things like transportation to and from Buffalo and the worksites, special items for while we are in Buffalo, and a few extra surprises leads us to set our group cost at $350. Don't worry, fund raising help will be available.
What is Fund Raising?
Because this is a mission trip and not just a retreat, we are able to help cover the cost of the trip through fund raising. Our biggest fund raising tool is the Support Letter. We have crafted a support letter that you can send to your family and friends asking for their support. You will find the letter and instructions on the Forms page.
How can I prepare for this trip?
There are a number of things you can do to prepare for the trip. First, pray. Pray for the families that we are serving, and that God would be glorified by our actions. Pray for safety, both while we work and for travel mercies for all volunteers. Pray that God will use this trip to teach you something new!
There will also be a training event on Sunday, July 10th, from 11:30 to 12:30 at C3. This training will go over some last minute details, tool and worksite safety, and expectations for all of our students and adult participants.
What should I bring?
This is a mission trip that involves projects that will leave us dirty. We recommend that you pack older clothes, gloves, shoes and boots that can get dirty. And remember, we will be working, pack clothes appropriate for working. Here is a short list of items you should include. For a more complete list, go to the Forms and Packing page.