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Lumberton NC Disaster Team Weekly Report July 8th

Our team this week consisted of Max and Anne, Suzanne, Morris and Karen and Dave and Rita who joined us this week. Mike, our leader last week, returned home. Thanks Mike for leading us last week. Since Tuesday was Independence Day the team celebrated with home made ice cream – strawberry and vanilla. It certainly helped with the heat. This week the base and quarter round were completed in the bathroom/closets. All the trim was caulked and all the doors were painted in the bathroom as well. The ...

Agencies love their NOMADS teams!

Check out the comments from recent NOMADS projects, by the staff at the agencies we serve: "The Team Leader was organized, efficient, did a great job planning out the work, and was skilled in the work we needed done. They were good natured and communicated well with us. The Team members had a wide range of skills, were cheerful and engaging with our own volunteers who were on site to help them out. This was an outstanding experience. They accomplished so much and were completely delightful. We ...

Weekly Team Report - Lumberton SC Disaster Rebuild

Our team for this week is Max and Anne, Morris and Karen, Suzanne, and Mike and Susan.   When the plumbing is completed at Dora's home we will return and resume working on the flooring. Our team spent the entire week at Mary Elizabeth's home with the focus on the 4 rooms that will serve as living quarters for Mary Elizabeth's son and daughter in law.   The list of completed tasks include, installing 2 doors with knobs, painting and installing floor trim and window casings, building 2 steps for a...

Disaster Rebuilding Week 3 NC June 23rd

Week 3, Disaster Rebuild Project, Lumberton, North Carolina   The team consisted of Ron and Becky, Mike, and Gary and Sharon. The team spent this week at Mary Elizabeth’s home working on many different areas of rebuild.  We will be returning to Dora’s house as soon as the plumber finishes the plumbing work there.  Our building coordinator wants the plumbing work done before we install the laminate flooring. We completed all of the sheet rock work this week and started on painting the rooms.  ...

NC Disaster Rebuilders Weekly Report June 16th

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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