What to Expect

Expect excitement. Expect adventure. Expect a challenge
Expect to make new friends. Expect to feel blessed.
Expect to learn something new. Expect to work hard.
Expect to come home tired and fulfilled.
Expect to leave a legacy.


Expect excitement. Expect adventure. Expect a challenge.
Expect to make new friends. Expect to feel blessed.
Expect to learn something new. Expect to work hard.
Expect to come home tired and fulfilled.
Expect to leave a legacy.



  • RETREETs take place in communities in which locals are rebuilding their lives, often in the midst of total devastation. 
  • Remember the extreme emotional toll such loss takes on those whom we are helping, and be sensitive to such pain when the desire crops up to take photos or remove an item from a property.  Ask politely if you feel it is appropriate. 
  • Each RETREETer is an ambassador of our organization.  We kindly ask that you act as such.
  • Let us know ahead of time if there is something you will need.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you do not mind getting dirty.
  • Do not be afraid to ask questions.
  • Check the weather and dress accordingly.
  • If you bring your own shovel or other equipment, make sure it is marked. 
  • Smiling is contagious. 
  • Bring sunblock.