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Report from Team Bastrop

We had 11 team members (6 rigs) during the Christmas week, and worked on the following: Gregg’s house :  Completed painting. Heat pump works when outside temp is over 40 degrees. Will continue working on this location as funds become available. Ochoa’s:  Connected power to house, tested and turned on furnace (house is now warm, which helps, as overnight lows have been in 20’s and days 40-50’s!). Completed installation of laminate flooring in bedrooms.  Backer board installed in bathroom and ...

Thank you from Cordova, Alabama

NOMADS, thank you for all your hard work and for sharing time with us. Your mission has been a tremendous blessing to us and to all others whom you touch. We will cherish the fond memories of all of you as we see the love in the work you did here at Long Memorial. Generations to come will experience the love and hard work you provided as they walk through the church. May God bring blessings to each of you in the new year just as He has allowed you to be a blessing to many others. Please stay in ...

Final Report from Fall DR Cordova, Alabama

The following is a report of the work completed at Long Memorial United Methodist Church, Cordova, Al.   The team extended, mudded and painted the drywall up about 23 inches in the Sunday School rooms (after the drywall was completed it was decided that they would not put in a drop ceiling).  Also finished painting in the fellowship hall including all the door inserts as well as door inserts on 2 doors in the Sunday School rooms.  The last 2 rooms were finished for painting but could not paint ...

Team Bastrop Weekly Report for 12-20-2012

Team:  We had a full team with 7 rigs and 13 NOMADS working.   Two couples are brand new first time NOAMDS and have acclimated quickly.  Seems NOMADS was a good fit for them.  Talented and eager to learn.  Rob, Dan, and Steve continued on the RV park continue to make good steady progress.  Sewer and water completed except for putting in the actual hose bibs.- still 3 electrical hook ups to complete- then grading the sites before cutting off the sewer drops and putting in the hose bibs.   Water ...

Team Bastrop weekly report 12-15-12

Team:  We had a full team with 6 rigs and 10 NOMADS working.   Rob and Dan continued on the RV park and are making good progress in spite of McCoy’s lack of supplies- supposedly the rest of the boxes for the plugs will be in on Monday,  The sewer connections are done, most of the electric is done and they will start working on water next week,  They did get a third hand the end of the week when Jim helped them pull wire through the conduit.   Greg’s House ---We continued dry wall finishing…  I ...

Report from Team Bastrop 12-8-12

Team:  We had a full team with 6 rigs and 10 NOMADS working.  Bob and Bet returned on Tuesday evening and worked with us the rest of the week.  We worked a total of 264 hours. RV sites-   Rob and Dan made good progress using a tractor with a backhoe with a bucket.  They were able to clear the remaining stumps and worked on terracing for the sites as there is quite a bit of drop from sites 1 and 2 to sites 7 and 8.  They located the septic tanks and have about an hour of work left to complete ...

Haleyville weekly report 12-7-12

Haleyville RTP project Report for Week Dec. 4 - 7- 2012 NOMADS had fun getting ready for the Christmas Parade in Haleyville. We took all the signs from the rigs and plastered them on our pickup truck and drove in the parade following the Haleyville UMC float.  It was neat hearing folks on the parade route yelling thank you NOMADS. We are all driving over to Cordova tomorrow and visit the NOMADS over there and see their project. This week we finished the Wilson house and presented the Bible. ...

Report from Team Bastrop

Bastrop Nov 26-29 - Marty arrived at noon Monday, Charlotte is still delayed in MO so we were short one all week - worked 159 Manhours. At our homeowner's house -  all of the sheetrock was installed and one coat of mud applied, some of lower walls sanded once. All electrical switches and receptacles installed, temporary light fixtures installed, HVAC energized and operational. A/C contractor replumbed the condensate drain and tub wrong for the second time, Dan gave in and fixed it. Plumbing ...

Progress Made in Haleyville, Alabama this week

NOMADS have been working on four different homes this week.  Home One in Phil Campbell, Alabama - Bible presented on completion.   The homeowner rode out hurricane Katrina on her roof in New Orleans and was relocated to TX.   She then moved to Phil Campbell and rode out the tornado in her bathtub.  Her roof was blown off and carport blown away.   NOMADS completed her home by sanding her hardwood floors through the whole house and mudded, sanded, and painted her laundry room.  We also installed ...

Note from our DR Coordinator, Tim Brubaker

I recently attended the UMCOR 2012 Academy for Disaster Recovery Coordinators held in Baldwin, LA. This meeting included the coordinators from many UM conferences within the US. It is clear that there are many disasters within the US and that UMCOR is very active. There are many locations where assistance is needed and the NOMADS DRteams can address only a small portion of the needs.   Hopefully, the result of this meeting will create a smoother flow of DR projects in the future and may give us ...

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