Mission trip to Houston

Evergreen Ministries is sending at team of around 40 to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Houston from November 13 to 18 to hang and rebuild drywall for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. There are spots available for Alive's family, but you have to act fast! Send the following info to Laura by Friday, October 6:


- full name on a government ID

- birthdate

- gender

- AAdvantage number (if you have one)


Flight details:

Nov 13 - 8:30pm ORD - 11:16pm IAH

Nov 18 - 6:30am IAH - 9:15am ORD

Cost Breakdown

  • Transportation to Chicago: we have one 15 passenger van that we can use for free, numbers beyond that we will need to either find people who can get us there or rent a couple more vans which is about $150 a van, plus gas.
  • Flights per person (without vouchers): $349.83 - this cost will go down depending on number of vouchers and travelers.
  • Van rentals in Houston: approximately $800 per 15 passenger van, plus gas.
  • Housing: free - our sleeping bags, air mattresses, tools will be brought down with the team who is planning to drive down with the trailer early.
  • Food: approximately $10 a day max- I would like us to be able to go out a couple nights to different local mom and pop restaurants to help with the economy.
  • Evenings: we will probably go out for ice cream some night, and I plan to take you to the water wall (which is free); otherwise, evenings are pretty open for us.

For more info on specific costs, email Laura.