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Hattiesburg Weekly Report 10-21-17

This past week, week 3, in Hattiesburg was a real busy one.  We are still working on the home of Nathanial and Sandra, but were also given another home to finish.  The work at Nathanial and Sandra’s home progressed with the floors being sanded in preparation of a new polypropylene finish.  Gene, Gene, Sharon, and Mary Ann, all worked for three straight days sanding the floors.  The wooden floors are at least sixty years old.  After sanding off the old finish, and a lot of paint and sheetrock ...

Oklahoma Disaster Rebuilding Fall 2017

The Oklahoma Disaster Response session began October 2 in Moore, Oklahoma.  The local DR staff have more than 60 work-sites funded.  Many of these homes have been waiting two years for assistance from recovery from storms and flooding.  The first two weeks our NOMADS have done amazing work.  We have worked with sheetrock, painting, laying laminate flooring, hanging kitchen cabinets, etc.  We have worked in Oklahoma City, Mustang and Norman.  It is heart warming to see the homeowners so grateful ...

Team Hattiesburg Weekly Report 10-13-17

Week 2 in Hattiesburg was another productive week.  We are continuing our work at the home of Sandra and Nathaniel.  Nathaniel has been over several times working on the outside of the home.  He is a professional stucco man.  He does great work.  Sandra is excited about getting back in her home after being away from it for over eight months. George and Lynn spent the week in the bathroom – finishing the sheetrock work.  They finished the taping and mudding getting it ready for paint.  By ...

Sept 19th Update from Rio Texas Annual Conference


This Week in Lumberton NC 9-2-17

The week of August 28 - 31, 2017 in Lumberton, NC Gene and I received a call on Sunday, August 27 from Dave and Cathy Dieter asking us if we had room for them on the team. Of course we said yes! They joined us Monday evening and started working on Tuesday. We put in bathroom vanities, trimmed out the bathrooms and laundry rooms. (We are working on two houses next door to each other). All the plumbing to the bathroom sinks and kitchen sinks were put in and the toilets were set. We now have ...

Lumberton Disaster Rebuilding Continues Aug 27, 2017

The week of August 21 to 24th in Lumberton After the team left on August 18 Gene and I moved to the mobile home park where the Nomads will be staying. Tom and Betty, Mark and Debbie and Bryant and Jackie came in on Saturday. We worked on the same house in Fairmont and started on the house next door. We laid linoleum, hung kitchen cabinets, hung doors, hung paneling, painted doors and trim and worked on plumbing and electric.  The team worked very hard even in temperatures around 96 and the ...

Disaster Rebuilding Continues in North Carolina Aug 18th

Week of August 14-17, 2017 The team finished L & V's home on Tuesday. We started another house and put in drywall, paneling and painted the bathroom. Morris went and helped put in sewage pipes at the mobile home park where the Nomads will be staying for the rest of the project. Every afternoon the team would all gather at Karen and Morris' rig to relax and discuss the day. We all went out to have pizza on Tuesday evening and went out on Thursday for Mexican. This was Aden and Joan's first ...

Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Needs Volunteers

Click on the link below to hear the latest from the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery efforts: http://mailchi.mp/32f4f268060a/disaster-recovery-will-stop-without-volunteers?e=2100e9b49e

Team Lumberton Weekly Report July 28th

Monday we started a punch list for Mary Elizabeth's house so that project will be finished this week in the living areas. Suzanne & Larry spent the day there working on trim. Carol worked at Leon's house getting drywall finished so that ceiling can be finished & walls painted. Randy & Mary worked on the landing for the rear storage area. We have been joined by a youth group who are scraping the outside trim to get it ready for painting. Tuesday was spent finishing the punch list at Mary ...

Weekly DR Report July 25th North Carolina

Week 7 July 23, 2017 Our team at Lumberton lost Dave and Rita and Morris and Karen. Safe travels and thanks for your service. We had Larry and Carol and Ray and Cathy join Suzanne and Max and Anne. Another really good team and we appreciate their hard work. Again, a lot of work was completed and a new home was begun. Work is winding down on Mary Elizabeth’s house. All the laminate in the house is now complete. The cedar was reinstalled in the dining room and looks so good! The living room, ...

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