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We have deployed to Houma, LA to help with the relief/recovery efforts serving alongside of Grace Calvary and Pastor Jeff.  

We are in need of volunteers so please contact us if you're interested in a short-term mission trip in TN.  For more info on volunteering with us, click here.

  Click here to view the video from our last rebuild in Moffett.

To read our 2020 Review, please click here. To stay up to date with what we're doing, please see our blog and/or our newsletters, links are above.  Please pray that wherever we are and whatever we do, we'd be diligent as we share the love of Jesus with those around us in a tangible way.  Please remember to keep us in your prayers and especially that we'd grow in our relationship with The LORD and draw others to Him in all we say and do!  Curt & Mary Jo

Services Performed

We offer a lot of experience in all phases of disaster relief/recovery/rebuild and have been doing this since 2004, full-time since 2012, this is our life and The LORD’s ministry that He’s given us to oversee.  We oversee all facets of relief/response to help remove the burden of local churches, communities, and homeowners so that they can continue to function as they were before the storm.  We still expect locals, church members, families of those affected, etc, to help with the process.  We are NOT licensed in any state to perform any service, etc listed below (this would be impossible as requirements vary state to state).  We are volunteers assisting homeowners who have been affected by a natural disaster.  All services provided are done to code with permits (the homeowner is responsible for pulling all permits) and inspected as required by local jurisdiction.  The LORD has blessed us with training in all areas of cleanup, deconstruction, and building by certified, licensed, experienced tradesman. That, coupled with our experience prior to the start of Calvary Relief, has enabled us to help hundreds of homeowners over the years.  We only work on a homeowner’s primary residence at the time of the disaster and do not work on any commercial property, including rental property. 


  • Initial Response
    • Set up base camps to provide:
      • Volunteer housing which can include:
        • Electrical, water, and sewer services
        • Temporary kitchen setup
        • Shower setup, sometimes temporary
        • Procurement of cots, air mattresses, bedding, etc
        • Procurement of tables, chairs, etc
    • Initial assessment of infrastructure
    • Safe access to areas affected
    • Procurement of work supplies needed for first response such as:
      • Tools
      • Fuel
      • Generators
      • Tarps
      • Lumber
      • Nails/screws
    • Door to door canvasing
    • Contact with homeowners including such things as:
      • Initial damage assessment
      • Suggested immediate needs
      • Game plan to achieve immediate goals
      • Liability release forms completed
      • Scheduling of servant teams
      • Complete insurance guidance including:
        • Review of current coverages paperwork with homeowner
        • Insurance Adjuster/Home Owner walk through
        • Insurance Advocacy with the homeowner to ensure proper payout
        • Ensuring the homeowner understands the process for claims, payouts, recoverable depreciation, etc
        • Interview prospective contractors to ensure they understand and will follow insurance/mortgage company procedures.  (We cannot recommend any contractor for their quality of work, dependability, etc.)
        • Work with mortgage company to properly distribute funds as needed
        • Help with contents spreadsheet
        • If needed, prepare quotes and appeals with Xactimate software which is used by the majority of insurance companies and construction companies to ensure the best possible payout
      • FEMA, if declared explaining their system as best known and what is available to them as a homeowner and how to appeal their decision if neccessary
      • Direct homeowner to apply for any local grants that may be available
      • Helping with where to go to eat, sleep, get supplies, needs, etc
    • Service performed on site includes:
      • Roof Tarping
      • Temporary shore up of home
      • Moving of salvageable home contents to safe storage
      • Shed building for onsite storage
      • Tree cutting
      • Yard/debris cleanup
      • Flood/Mold Cleanup-Muckouts
      • Mold/Bacteria remediation
  • Long Term Recovery/Rebuild
    • Help set up church/community Long Term Response Committee (LTRC) and action plan
    • For us to be involved in rebuilding, the following is required:
      • Curt is acting as the general contractor and all decisions must go through him to avoid any misunderstandings, etc.  This is treated just like you’d hire a general contractor even though we are just volunteers
      • Full insurance, FEMA, grant, and loan disclosure with all paperwork
      • Financials of everyone who is a resident in the home at time of disaster
      • Discussion on funding for all materials as Calvary Relief only supplies labor and tools needed for construction.
      • Assurance that all funds available will be directed to rebuilding of home and procurement of contents if money received for such.
        • If monies are spent on other things without being discussed with and OK’d by Calvary Relief, we will, at our discretion, immediately cease all work
      • We will NOT cut corners or do anything that is not done to national/local building codes, so don’t ask!
    • We do all phases of construction but are limited by the volunteers that show up to help to what can be done and how long it will take.  There are usually a few areas where hiring sub-contractors are necessary, and each home is different with what we have available and what The LORD provides.  We will help with the hiring process of sub-contractors and we will handle all communication to them including scheduling, change orders, etc.  This is a long-term process.  If you planned to build or extensively remodel your home without a disaster, it takes time including a lot of prep time before even getting started.  This was not planned and many issues arise because of the disaster that are out of anyone’s control
    • Here’s a list of what we’ve done in the past. It’s not all inclusive of what we’ve done or  will do, just an idea of what The LORD has allowed us to help homeowners with:
      • General
        • Temporary power pole
        • Temporary power outlets
        • Utilities to house redone including
          • Water
          • Sewer
          • Electric service
      • Structure
        • Foundation, footer walls repaired, replaced, waterproofed
        • House lifted out of flood zone
        • Floor trusses, etc repaired/replaced
        • House leveling
        • Vapor barriers installed
        • Cement and block pilings
        • Cement pouring stair landings, etc
      • Exterior
        • Decks, railings, and stairs
        • Fencing and gates
        • Roofing including all sheathing, prep, etc
        • Siding including all sheathing, prep, etc
        • Windows including hurricane shutters if required by law/insurance
        • Doors
        • Trim
        • Painting
        • Storage Sheds
      • Interior
        • Electrical rough-in and trim out including service/panel/drop and all fixtures including low voltage such as internet/cable
        • Plumbing rough-in and trim out including all fixtures
        • HVAC rough-in and trim out including all fixtures
        • Shoring up/replacing any structure such as studs, trusses, subfloor, etc
        • Insulation
        • Sheetrock installation and finishing
        • Painting
        • Doors and hardware
        • Kitchen and bath cabinets and countertops
        • Flooring
        • Appliance installation
        • Window coverings
        • Help moving in
      • Inspections
        • Schedule and walk through all necessary inspections as required by law/codes
        • Fix any issues if inspection fails and reschedule until everything passes

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