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Signup for Minot, North Dakota recovery effort

11/28/2012
Project begins April 23 and runs through August 29th.  Flooding destroyed 1/3 of Minot nearly 2 years ago and the need is great.  Everyone who has been there has commented on the magnitude of the need.  God has now opened the doors for the NOMADS to help in Minot.  We need to now sign up to do His work in Minot.

Report from Haleyville team

11/27/2012
Report for the week in Haleyville, Nov. 19-23, 2012 - we sanded hardwood floors in living and dining room, hallway, three bedrooms and closets of a home as well as brushing on three coats of polyurethane finish.  Also sanded, mudded and did some finish sanding on a large room addition, repaired drywall and floor, cleaned and washed baseboards and other areas, installed new doorknobs and picked up much trash from the yard.  Hours worked were 216 by nine Nomads with five RV's parked at the ...

Haleyville Report week ending 11-16-2012

11/18/2012
  Haleyville Disaster Rebuilding Project Report – November 12 – 15, 2012  by Larry & Linda Schluer, Team Leaders   Six people serving on the Haleyville Team this period, working a total of 156 hours at the Kathy Prince house.     The house is finished!!!!!   Spent the week finishing electrical, plumbing, trim, shelving, etc. and cleaned.   On Wednesday, we had the Nomads Bible Presentation/blessing/dedication ceremony with many administrative guests and Kathy’s family, including her parents, ...

Report from Team Bastrop

11/18/2012
Report for week ending 11-16-12 The week started slow- 5 workers Mon-Tue,increased to 9 on Wednesday...about all that could productively function in the house. Gregg's House - This is a metal framed building about 1500 s.f. concrete floor with an attic space of about 1200s.f.  Plumbing rough-in 90%.  Rough was a good description. Dan had to chisel out under both bathtubs to install p-traps, one was about 5" off. By Thursday the chisel was part of the normal background noise.  Electrical ...

Special message to NOMADS from Kathy, homeowner in Haleyville

11/16/2012
Our Haleyville team leaders, the Schluers, sent a note to our DR Coordinator this week: Hi Tim, Hope your meeting is going well. Kathy's house is finished!  Had the Bible presentation Wednesday (a tearful event with many caseworkers and others including the children and Kathy's parents present) and returned yesterday to clean and fix up a few electrical and plumbing glitches.  Have had a great team these past two weeks.  Kathy has invited all Nomads who will be here next week to Thanksgiving ...

Accomplishments in Haleyville, Alabama this week

11/10/2012
Our team has reported on their activities this week in Haleyville, Alabama. Click on link below. nomadsumc.s3.amazonaws.com/8FDBACD3E5F9482AB88AE92A71698B2F_Haleyville weekly report 11-8-12.pdf

Extra rigs for Bastrop, TX in 2013

11/7/2012
They're to install more sites, so we've now gotten the go-ahead to add 3 more RVs to the size of the teams for our 2013 Bastrop, TX Disaster Rebuild.  Several who were on the wait list are now able to go!  But this provides for additional new opportunities.  NOMADS, if interested, please login and use the signup software to sign up for Bastrop in February/early March of 2013. 

Update from Tim Brubaker, DR Coordinator

11/7/2012
Recently, I had the opportunity to work at the Cordova, AL and Haleyville, AL DR sites. What a blessing! At Cordova, the NOMADS are working on Long Memorial Methodist Church. The structure is complete and the NOMADS are working on the fellowship hall, classrooms, office space and refurbishing some church pews. This town experienced two tornadoes (EF 1 and an EF 3) in one day. In the Haleyville area, where several tornadoes touched down, the NOMADS team worked on several home repairs and are ...

Cordova weekly report 11-2-12

11/5/2012
Our teams in Cordova, Alabama are accomplishing alot of great work. Check out the photos and updated info by clicking on the link. nomadsumc.s3.amazonaws.com/DC76F42476184447A225CF809C539962_Long Memorial UMC report 11-2-12.pdf

Report from Cordova, AL Disaster Rebuild 10-26-12

10/27/2012
Click on link below to see the latest report from our teams in Cordova, Alabama nomadsumc.s3.amazonaws.com/979127B9B746437883A6C2CCED54EF28_Report from Cordova, AL 10-26-12.pdf

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