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Team Hattiesburg Weekly Report May 25, 2018

5/24/2018
After 8 weeks in Hattiesburg we are now going home for the summer. The time here has been a wonderful experience. Not only have we been the hands and feet for the Lord but we have been with old friends and have met new ones. The teams have worked on at least 6 homes since we have been here. R3SM is a fantastic agency to work under. A.big thank you to Oak Grove United Methodist Church for letting us stay in their parking lot and making us feel like part of their family. It was a blessing to meet ...

Weekly Report from Baton Rouge May 11, 2018

5/11/2018
Baton Rouge DR Weekly Report May 7-10, 2018 Week 9 of Baton Rouge DR started with the return of Max and Anne; and Mark and Lisa.  The team will be pushing hard to get Richard and Sandy’s home completed in our last two weeks here. Monday bedroom 1 was ready for paint and part of the team started painting ceilings in the bedroom, bath, and walk-in closet.  As will happen, the extra moisture from the paint caused one seam of ceiling tape to pull and some minor repair was needed.  The remainder of...

Baton Rouge Rebuilding May 6, 2018

5/6/2018
Baton Rouge DR Weekly Report 4/30 - 5/3/2018   Friday morning 04/27 started with staying goodbye to Hilary and Mike, as well as Paula and Ken.  These were new NOMADS with Baton Rouge being their first project.  We hope to see them on future projects.  Gene and Carolyn also departed this morning.  Thanks to both of you for your great leadership the past several weeks. With smaller teams scheduled the last three weeks of the Spring DR project here, Stel, Carol and Dave decided to return to Ren ...

Disaster Rebuilding Continues in Hattiesburg - May 6, 2018

5/6/2018
Hattiesburg Mississippi Disaster Rebuild week of April 30 to May 3.    On Monday morning the team, Gene, Mary Ann, Butch, Cheri, Stephen, Nula, Gary, and Sharon, started a new work project at Mary’s house on Newman.  The project started with removing the old kitchen flooring down to the sub-floor and removing the base cabinets and sink.  Much of the sub-floor had been damaged by water and had to be removed.  The siding repair work that Nula, Butch, and Stephen had completed the week before ...

Team Hattiesburg Weekly Report 4-28-18

4/28/2018
This past week in Hattiesburg was a busy one.  First, Nula joined our team on Saturday. On Monday we returned to Brother Bill’s house and finished installing the living room hardwood flooring.  After the installation was completed, Gene and Gary, using small hand-held power sanders, sanded the floor to remove markings from shipping and to smooth out a few rough areas.  Sharon worked on the door threshholds between the kitchen and living room, and the dining room and living room.  The flooring ...

Baton Rouge Weekly Report 4-27-18

4/27/2018
Saturday we welcomed Dave and Carol.  They will take over the leadership for next week’s team.  After their arrival we planned to go downtown to the USS Kidd, but a Tom Hanks movie is being filmed so it was closed. So—we decided to go to the state capitol building.  It is a very tall building (30+ stories) and we were only allowed to go to the observation floor because the first floor was closed for shooting a scene for the Tom Hanks movie!  We enjoyed the afternoon and went out to Rice and Roux...

Hattiesburg, MS Team Report 4-20-18

4/21/2018
Hattiesburg, Mississippi Disaster Rebuild project April 16th to April 19th. This past week we saw Dennis and Nancy, and Larry and Mary depart.  Gary and Sharon assumed the lead from Dennis and Nancy.  The rest of the team Gene and Mary Ann, Butch and Cheri, and Stephen, stayed also for the next few weeks. At Bill’s house this week, the team completed the quarter round in the three bedrooms and the hallway, finished painting the new front door and other trim work, and installed ceramic tile in ...

More News from Baton Rouge DR 4-13-18

4/13/2018
Click on this link for pics of the week:  /files/websites/www/pics+week+of+april+8.pdf The homeowners of the house where we are working are an older couple who both have disabilities.  His wife is dealing with a lot of pain.  They have both come to see us at the house, located in front of his FEMA trailer.  His original house was severely damaged in the flood and was taken down.   Mr. Richard has come to the house every day and greets us in the morning when we arrive.  He is a very happy person...

Weekly Team Report from Hattiesburg April 8, 2018

4/9/2018
We finished the fifth week of work here in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for the spring 2018 period. We had a team of 9 Nomads this week and are still working on the 3 homes assigned to us. At the Rebecca street home we completed the bedrooms and the computer room on Monday. Tuesday morning the team of Butch and Gene started the tear out of the living room ceiling, once it was down we could see problems from the water as the support above had pushed down. The consultation with our local contact has ...

Team Hattiesburg Weekly Report March 23, 2018

3/23/2018
This just finished our third week of work here in Hattiesburg, Mississippi since our arrival the first of March. At this point we have completed two homes that had been assigned to us and started on two more. One is in Hattiesburg for a disabled veteran and the other home is in Petal for a retired Methodist minister. This is work from the F4 tornado that struck the area in January of 2017. Both of these homes had received damage including the loss of their roofs which caused water damage. The ...

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