October 20, 2009
Action Plan Later July
JK: Good morning. My meeting notes from 7.11 attached, sorry for the delay. Blessings.
This fall’s double GITC New Orleans disaster recovery teams’ Missionary Investment of $160.00 per person covers volunteer insurance ($6.75), all accommodation costs @ Loucon, KY & Aldersgate, LA ($92.00), and partial costs of transportation ($30.63) and food ($30.63).
The estimated cost per team of 16: (Two 8 person teams)
Lodging Kentucky: $320.00
Lodging Louisiana: $1152.00
The estimated cost per volunteer to completely cover estimated expenses is $248.75 per person.
Here are some suggested ways to subsidize $88.75 in GITC expense coverage without making the cost prohibitive to volunteers:
Gasoline Dollar Drive: Gas stations, friends/family, church, work
Email everyone you know and ask for $1.00 to go towards gasoline costs.
Meal Sponsorships: restaurants, friends/family, church, work
Jodi will work on numbers based on prveious trips.
Hardware stores: Offer trailer sponsorships – bumper sticker for $25 a year
Stores and donations:
Give list of specific items needed to stock trailers.
Ask for gift cards for Lowe’s or Home Depot
Maintenance: ask for free maintenance in exchange for bumper sticker advertising
Water Shed: grocery stores, friends/family, church, work
#1 injury among volunteer workers is dehydration due to heat and humidity -. 6 bottles per day per person for team of 16 = 96 per day = 4 cases per day = approx. $15.00 per day = about $105 for both weeks.
Ask for donations equal to the cost of 1 case of water estimated at $3.50
We want to buy the water there to stimulate the economy of the local Louisiana community we are working in.
Make Cents: friends/family, church, work, scouts
Ask for change 3-4 weeks in a row to help cover costs of gas, food, water: Let people know in advance to bring change, but not what they’re going to pay until that day.
Week 1: Donate cents equal to your age
Week 2: A nickel for each piece of jewelry you are wearing
Week 3: A cent amount equaling the last two digits of your social security number added together. Note: 3 and 9 could equal 11 cents or 39 cents – their choice.
Week 4: A nickel for every wheel of the vehicle you came to church in today
Also, possible – A dime for each bible you own, A dime for each child in your life (children, nieces/nephews, etc.)
Jobs for Jodi:
Stickers for booklets to hand out to volunteers: 100 with website & contact info
Dance cards for travel, possibly dinner seating, too.
Check on sleeping arrangements in Tennessee
Send out more detailed email to GITC list to follow up on announcement
Thank you cards: need names and addresses of sponsors – for example if you collect change at work or get a donation from a business – we’ll send a thank you card – possibly photo of team.
Find 6 churches to have a presentation at.
Meal Sponsorship, figures
Tool trailer, Dollar Drive: brochure/postcard design
Summit Signs for tool trailer graphics estimate.
Posted by jaselin at October 20, 2009 01:08 PM