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What is Eight Days of Hope XI all about?
What does it cost to attend Eight Days of Hope XI?
It is free! We provide the food and the lodging! You just have to show up with a willing heart to serve!
We rely on churches, businesses, individuals and our volunteers for donations. A typical budget for an Eight Days of Hope event can be anywhere between $300,000 and $500,000. Please consider donating to help these families rebuild!
What are the sleeping arrangements?
If we want to book a hotel does Eight Days of Hope recommend any hotels that are offering special rates?
Do I have to bring my own food?
What kind of work will we be doing?
Should we bring tools?
Yes! Please bring any tools that you can, especially those that you would anticipate using. Air compressors, ladders, drills, drywall tools, paintbrushes…etc. are all needed. Eight Days of Hope has outfitted a tool trailer and will be bringing it to supplement any tools you may not own. On a side note, there is much tree removal work needed. If you are certified or are a professional please bring the appropriate equipment to help in this area
Can we bring our youth group or our children?
Yes, Eight Days of Hope is very family friendly! Every youth volunteer (under the age of 18) that comes without a parent but instead with another adult will need a special notarized release signed by one of his/her parents that we will keep on file at the registration tables. You must bring this with you when you check in. You can find this form on our website. We are asking for one adult chaperon for every four youth. Please remember that there will be unique sleeping arrangements separated by gender.
Families bringing their children will work side by side at the jobsites. If families wish to sleep together, there are local motels, campgrounds and RV sites available.
Do we have to stay for all Eight Days?
No. We are asking each volunteer to come for at least three full days. Please honor this request.
Is transportation provided from the area airports?
Can we bring our pets?
We are sorry, but bringing pets is not allowed for health and safety reasons. Please respect this rule. This will be strictly enforced.
If we are coming as a group can we fill out one volunteer form?
What will be a typical day at Eight Days of Hope XI?
Breakfast will start around 5:45 and conclude around 7:00. We will spend 30 minutes together with a special time of worship and devotion before we head out to the work sites. Lunch will be delivered to the job sites. Supper will begin at 6:00 and conclude at 7:15. An optional devotion and worship time will follow! With the heat expected that time of the year in Tupelo this is subject to change to assure for safety.
Will there be any medical support at Eight Days of Hope XI?
Yes. We will have at least one Registered Nurse onsite. If you are a medical professional and would like to be added to our list of medical resources, please make a note in the Comments section of your registration form. We will need additional support in this area.
Can I bring my RV?
If we volunteer for the first day, Saturday, July 12th, when should we arrive?
The volunteer sign in area will open at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 11th. One week before you arrive you will receive detailed instructions with the information on where you are to go to check in. The first meal we will provide will be supper on Friday. If you choose to arrive that day please arrive no later than 8:15 pm. Remember that we ask that you serve for a minimum of three days. Please honor that request.
What times can we arrive to “check in” to Eight Days of Hope XI?
The registration desk will be open from 6:30 am to 8:00 at night. Please plan to arrive between these times. If you arrive after 8:00 pm you will need to find a local hotel until the morning.
Is there a cut-off date to volunteer for Eight Days of Hope XI?
Yes. The last day one can volunteer for Eight Days of Hope XI is Tuesday, July 1st.
What else can we do to prepare for 8 Days of Hope XI?
Please pray that God would be glorified by our actions. Pray for safety both while we work and with the heat we expect! Pray that God sends the people He wants to be a part of Eight Days of Hope XI. Pray that God will not only allow us to restore homes but that He opens up many doors for us as we encourage people in the name of Jesus Christ!
How can we help promote Eight Days of Hope?
We have prepared a letter that you can use to present to your Missions Board or Church Leadership to help raise awareness or ask for financial support. We also have a letter that one can use to ask businesses or individuals to help offset the dollars needed by Eight Days of Hope. We have a video on our website that you can download off YouTube to show at your church as well. Select the forms you'd like to download below.