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Fall 2012 Disaster Rebuilding efforts

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

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...

Update on Disaster Rebuilding Efforts for Alabama and North Carolina

Please pray for our Disaster Rebuilding Revolving teams in Haleyville, AL and Vandemere, NC, which will begin February 20 and 27, 2012, respectively. Currently, in Haleyville, 47 one-week slots have been filled over a 14 week period. In Vandemere, 47 one-week slots have also been filled over the 11 week period. Please pray for homeowners, that they will feel God’s love and presence. And pray for safety and wisdom for our leadership and teams, in completing the tasks assigned. Pray for the ...

Disaster Rebuilds in Alabama and North Carolina added to schedule

Two Disaster Rebuilding efforts have now been added to the NOMADS schedule for 2012.  NOMADS members were emailed the details on December 10th.  The Alabama site is in Haleyville, and will run from Feb 20th through May 24th, 2012.  The North Carolina site is in Vandemere and begins Feb 27th through at least the end of May.  Full details in the earlier email.  Signup using the project sign up software in the member's area of our website. 

NOMADS Disaster Rebuild

Your NOMADS Organization is very responsive to the need for reaction and service needed to assist others following disastrous events.  At the Annual Meeting in Forest City, Iowa, in September, 2011, the Board of Directors elected to change the direction of our Disaster efforts for others.  Since 2006, Disaster efforts were provided through the efforts of all NOMADS, under direction and guidance from the Disaster Response Committee (DRC).  Since that time, much has changed in the area of services...

Updated Disaster Rebuilding Leader's Guide now available

For NOMADS leadership, our Disaster Rebuilding Leader's Guide has now been brought up-to-date with our recent changes, and is available in the private area of our site under Leader Resources.

Disaster Rebuilding

Because NOMADS are typically not immediate responders when natural disasters occur, we've changed the name of our Disaster Response committee to Disaster Rebuilding. NOMADS have skills in construction and in all those trades associated with building.  We are also older people, typically retirees, so our skills are more valuable in the rebuilding stage than during the initial cleanup phase of a disaster.  And there are several other factors involved if we're to come in for an extended period of ...

Homes for Katrina Families

The NOMADS team members were interviewed, by reporter Patrice Clark of WLOX, channel 13 in Pascagoula, Mississippi, at the new home they are building in Moss Point.  This new home is under construction now by the disaster team.  Ms Rudolph, the owner of the new home lives next door in a closed cinder block building without running water or electricity.  UMCOR has provided temporary electric service and Ms Rudolph gets water from a nearby house.  Ms. Rudolph visits our team several times a day ...

New Home for Katrina family

On the day before Thanksgiving the NOMADS disaster team members were on hand to take part in the presentation of the keys to a new home to a Katrina family.  The homeowner had been living with friends since the hurricane hit the Gulf Coast over five years ago.  The NOMADS provided the labor to complete the home and make it "move in ready" for the family.  There is still much work to be done on the Gulf Coast,  many families are still in need of help.

Hurricane Katrina Recovery

Sign up now to help with the recovery efforts in Mississippi, rebuilding homes damaged by hurricane Katrina.  We also will be supporting UMCOR in the building of new homes, providing housing to families in cases where their home was completely destroyed by the storm.  We are accepting team members for work to begin on 18 October 2010 through 31 March 2011.  You may sign up to work one week or as many weeks as you are able.  Please call our Administrator, Carla, at: 1-866-466-6237 or email her ...

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