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NC Disaster Rebuilders Weekly Report June 16th

6/16/2017
Week 2, Disaster Rebuild Project, Lumberton, North Carolina We have now completed two weeks of rebuilding here in Lumberton.  We continue to work in Mary Elizabeth’s home, and Dora’s home. Mary Elizabeth’s home has been a challenge with all of the sheet rock work.  We have been taping and mudding, and sanding most of the week.  The team was able to start installing the flooring in a large walk-in closet and the laundry room.  We put in half of the plywood over the sub-floor on Wednesday, and ...

Week One Rebuilding in North Carolina 6-10-17

6/10/2017
North Carolina Disaster Rebuild Project, Lumberton, North Carolina We started our DR project here in Lumberton on a run.  Ron and Becky arrived early in the week before the project start date and spent some time with the North Carolina United Methodist Church Disaster Response staff.  They discussed the upcoming work and took some time getting acquainted with the local area.  The rest of the team arrived on Saturday.  Sharon and I arrived early in the afternoon, Larry and Dottie, Scott and Kay,...

Disaster Rebuilding begins in Lumberton, NC area

6/6/2017
The North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has invited NOMADS to participate in their long term recovery program to help rebuild homes damaged by flooding caused by hurricanes the last couple of years. We have accepted their invitation and have scheduled a fourteen week period starting June 5th and ending the week of September 11th . The work will involve some of the "normal" Disaster Rebuild projects such as; drywall hanging and finishing, painting, trim work, flooring, ...

Period 8 Project Teams begin work June 5th

6/5/2017
Our NOMADS are on projects in Maine, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming this period, assisting United Methodist Churches and UM Church Camps with their necessary maintenance projects.  We're also working on building a tiny cabin, a new deck, doing lots of tree cutting, building a shed, building and installing shelves, painting and sealing a log building, and finishing the remodel of a cabin, to include drywall, trim, painting and installing fixtures.  Nomads can do it all!

Georgia's Glisson Camp letter to NOMADS

5/12/2017
May 11, 2017   Dear Paul,   On behalf of the more than 3,000 summer campers and 5,000 guests Glisson will host this year, and all the campers served by our North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries, thank you for sharing your time and abilities to make our ministries stronger.  You, as NOMADS, provided an invaluable donation of time and service to Glisson.  Without your help, we would not be ready for the beginning of summer camp in just a few short weeks!   The facilities you’ve worked on will ...

United Way Volunteers of the Year - Pat and Gary Russell

5/5/2017
Below is the letter received May 5, 2017, from Providence Place in San Antonio, a partnering agency with the NOMADS: Dear Carla,    The mission of Providence Place is to empower young adults with disabilities seeking independent futures and those on the adoption journey.  Pat and Gary Russell, as well as many other NOMADS, have been long time advocates for our mission and have proven their dedication to our mission through past projects such as hand-building wheelchair ramps to create ...

Thank you from Oklahoma UMC Disaster Response Team

5/1/2017
I want to give all the NOMADS that served a huge thank you for your time, gifts and service.  Everyone made a distinct difference in the lives of those you helped and in ours!  We are excited about your return in September.   Please find attached a certificate highlighting the impressive amount of work your teams were able to accomplish. Chad Detwiler OKUMC Oklahoma Disaster Response

Week 4 in Lawton - April 29th

4/28/2017
This past week in Lawton, Oklahoma, was another great week for our NOMADS Disaster Rebuild team.  We started the week out again with church at the Hunting Horse United Methodist Church.  We are always blessed by the love we feel from the congregation there.  After church our team, and the church pastor, went to lunch at a 50’s themed restaurant.  The pastor and his wife, one Comanche, the other Kiowa, gave us a history lesson about the Indians of this area.  It was good hearing these stories ...

Agency Comments from Recent Projects

4/24/2017
Our period 4 ended March 30th and our United Methodist hosting agencies (churches and other UM agencies who have NOMADS projects) had some great comments about their teams: "Their work and participation were beyond what we expected. They are such gracious and wonderful people. We truly enjoyed their work and also the friendship." "We are very grateful for all that this group accomplished. They completed more work than we expected and enabled us to check off some items that have been on our "to...

Team Oklahoma Weekly Report Apr 20th

4/20/2017
We have completed another wonderful week here in Lawton, Oklahoma.  We started off the week with three new couples, Morris and Karen, Kevin and Lora, and Richard and Linda.  Jack and Barb are still with us.  Sunday we all went to Hunting Horse United Methodist Church of the Oklahoma Indian Conference, for Easter Sunday.  We had a wonderful time celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Several of the songs were sung in Comanche and Kiowa.  The lead singer explained the ...

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