G.R.A.S.P. Returns on June 9-12, 2022

GRASP 2022 by Samuel Burcham

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Release of Claim Form

The following are guidelines for all participants. Participants are here to provide service, helping others just as the disciples of Jesus Christ did. It is extremely important for each participant to be willing to adjust to the expectations of the Gilmer Relief and Service Project. Therefore, in consideration of the opportunity to participate in GRASP as a volunteer, and its consideration of the other obligations incurred by the mission organization, please review the following agreement and sign below: – I agree to share my faith in an appropriate Christian manner. – I agree to cooperate at all times with the GRASP leaders, my group leader and my team members concerning our work and life together- including daily assignments, food, lodging and transportation. – I agree to fully commit my time and effort to the GRASP mission every day. – I agree to abstain from offensive habits while during the mission. – I agree to abide by the rules and regulations set up by GRASP and to always follow the rule of safety first. – Further, I hereby release and discharge the mission organization which assisted in these arrangements, their agents, employees and officers: from all claims, demands, actions, judgments and executions which I ever had, or now have, or may have, or which my heirs, executors, administrators or assigns may have or claim to have, against the mission organizations, their agents, employees and officers and their successors or assigns for all personal injuries to property, real or person, caused by, or arising out of, the GRASP mission service. I intend to be legally bound by this statement. – I hereby acknowledge that by engaging in this mission, I may have my picture made and may be video taped by the organization and those pictures and footage may be used to promote GRASP in various ways. – I hereby acknowledge that by engaging in this mission, I am subjecting myself to certain risks voluntarily, including and in addition to those risks which I normally face in my personal and business life, including but not limited to such things as health hazards due to poor food and water, diseases, pests and poor sanitation; potential danger from lack of control over local population; potential injury while working; and inadequate medical facilities, etc. – I hereby grant permission for first aid, non-prescription medication or emergency medical treatment to be administered if the need arises. A Special Note Regarding Participation in GRASP 2022 & COVID 19: Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contacting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.

    NOTICE: Please submit a copy of your insurance card (for all ages!) to grasp@fumcellijay.org or have a copy with you upon arrival at Ellijay First United Methodist Church. Checks should be made payable to Ellijay FUMC, with GRASP in the memo line. Payment may be sent to

    Ellijay First United Methodist Church
    75 McCutchen Street
    Ellijay, GA 30540

    G.R.A.S.P. – also known as the Gilmer Relief & Service Project – is a unique opportunity for youth to become involved in locally-minded mission work by serving the needs of the elderly, handicapped, and economically disadvantaged citizens in Ellijay.

    While G.R.A.S.P. 2021 is behind us, it’s never too early to begin thinking about ways you can be involved next year! Watch the highlight reel and the G.R.A.S.P. Sunday service below and then check back soon for updates!