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New a/c system in our volunteer dining area

Goal: Replacing current a/c unit/system in the dining area for our disaster recovery volunteers

Total Project Value: $2,500

Project End Date: 1/8/2019   (29 days remaining)

Status: Amount Given: $0 | Goal Amount: $2,500

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Marlene, Jacksonville

Project Description

Volunteers are descending on our city to help with the disaster rebuild process after Hurricane Irma. We offer affordable dormitory living space to house individuals assisting families with the unmet needs; properties that suffered damage which were not covered by private insurance or FEMA grants. There are many families who suffered substantial losses and do not have the resources to recover without additional help.

Presbyterian Social Ministries was awarded a grant to invite an AmeriCorps team to come to Jacksonville to assist in the long-term recovery from damage sustained by the hurricane. This is only one of the groups that grace our dorms throughout the year. We host college groups, church youth groups and even high school groups from many different states wanting to donate their time and energies that evolve into a mission trip to our city.

We desperately need to upgrade what we have presently to cool the space where they gather to eat. Groups can be anywhere from 15-100 people or more. The current window unit where they eat and prepare their own meals is not adequate for the numbers of volunteers staying with us. Once they descend on the kitchen area to prepare and eat their meals, the little window ac unit canít keep up with the heat and it gets very hot and muggy in an already tight space.

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