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Fall Disaster Rebuilds ramping up in October

10/4/2012
Our Disaster Rebuilding (DR) revolving team projects (RTPs) are set to begin in Haleyville and Cordova, AL, starting October 8th, and the Bastrop, Texas effort begins October 15.  Please pray for the following:   1.  Safe travels for the NOMADS who are going to these projects;  2.  Guidance for the leaders as they deal with the challenges of starting up a DR RTP; and 3.  Open hearts of the homeowners and church who are going to be served by the NOMADS.   May the team members, disaster ...

Announcement: Disaster Rebuilds in 2013 in Minot, ND and Haleyville, AL

9/30/2012
On October 1st, signups will open for two Disaster Rebuilds in 2013.  In Minot, ND, NOMADS will be on site assisting with rebuilding after June 2011 flooding destroyed or damaged almost 5,000 homes, churches and other buildings there. Full details are in the member's area under Disaster Rebuilding.  This project will begin April 22nd, and will run for 19 weeks, through August 29th.  Signups are in one-week increments, up to as many weeks as you like and as available.  The DR project in ...

URGENT NOTICE - from NOMADS' Disaster Rebuilding Committee

7/3/2012
Your DR Committee has been very active this year in responding to requests for help from various areas of the country. They now have scheduled three separate project locations for the Fall 2012 months. However, these projects can't succeed without the active support of members to staff them. All three projects still have openings in most weeks, but Bastrop, TX, is especially short of help. All three of these projects will be run as RTPs (Revolving Team Projects), meaning that you can sign up to ...

Disaster Rebuild Update

6/19/2012
  Disaster Rebuilding Update: Praise God that leaders for all the weeks at Bastrop, Tx, Haleyville and Cordova, Al have been identified and individuals have been signing up to work. At all three locations, at least 2 weeks are already full for the fall and winter. But there are still a number of slots for workers are still open.  Please continue to pray that individuals will sign up for the open weeks in Bastrop, Tx and Haleyville and Cordova, Al. Check out the staffing charts on the member page...

Disaster Rebuild Photos - Haleyville, AL

5/26/2012
Special thanks to Arlin and Sue Kiel for sharing their photos of the Disaster Releif work from Haley, Alabamna. To view their photos, please click here.  

Disaster Rebuild Photos - Vandemere, North Carolina

5/26/2012
Photos of the disaster rebuild completed in Vandemere, North Carolina are now available here. Special thanks to Dottie and Larry Mathis from Lancaster, PA for documenting the work on their blog, Dancing Dottie.

Pray for Fall Disaster efforts

5/25/2012
  Please pray for the NOMADS Fall/Winter Disaster Rebuilding RTPs. The NOMADS have been invited to help rebuild after disasters in Cordova, AL, Haleyville, AL, and Bastrop, Texas. Each project is unique and your prayers are needed. The Cordova project focuses on rebuilding at the Cordova Long United Methodist Church which was destroyed by an EF-4 tornado on April 27, 2011. Work will center on classrooms, kitchen, bathrooms and fellowship hall. The Haleyville, AL project is a continuation of ...

Praise for our Disaster Rebuilders

5/24/2012
  Praise God. This marks the conclusion of the NOMADS Disaster Rebuilding Spring RTP in Haleyville, AL and Vandemere, NC. God has been so good and shown His guidance in many ways in these locations. Thank you to the NOMADS who committed themselves to being Jesus' hands and feet in these communities. At Haleyville, 48 members worked on this project over 14 weeks and contributed approximately 2888 hours of love-labor. At, Vandemere, 44 members worked on this project over 12 weeks and contributed ...

Fall 2012 Disaster Rebuilding efforts

5/15/2012
Several areas of the country have been affected by tornadoes and other damaging weather-related events this year.  Our NOMADS Disaster Rebuilding committee (DRC) has set up three Revolving Team Disaster Rebuilds for Fall 2012.  We call them "revolving team projects" because the teams change weekly.  One week minimum commitment is required.  We'll be assisting the recovery efforts from tornado damage in Alabama in both the Cordova and Haleyville areas, and in Bastrop, Texas with wildfire ...

NOMADS at work near Haleyville, Alabama

4/27/2012
Check out this story about the house our NOMADS Disaster Rebuilding team has been working on this week (April 23-27, 2012) near Haleyville, Alabama:   http://northalabamaumc.org/news/detail/1130   One of our team members reported "We started Monday and now have a little over half of the drywall up and the taping and mudding done in the three bedrooms. We have really enjoyed getting to know this family, and Tommy has provided us with several organ concerts.  Several of the team members worked at...

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