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Disaster Rebuilding Week 6 NC July 15th

7/17/2017
Week 6 July 16, 2017 Our team this week was unchanged from last week. It consisted of Max and Anne, Suzanne, Morris and Karen and Dave and Rita. Unfortunately, we did not have any one else join us. We would like to encourage anyone so led to come to Lumberton to help in this communities’ recovery. There are still team openings waiting to be filled. Yes, it is hot but tolerable and it is very rewarding. Without exception we have been warmly welcomed and everywhere we go in the community people ...

Oklahoma Disaster Response

7/14/2017
Oklahoma United Methodist Disaster Response Report - click on link http://mailchi.mp/6f7dea54650c/volunteers-needed-now-no-recovery-without-you?e=2100e9b49e

Lumberton NC Disaster Team Weekly Report July 8th

7/8/2017
Our team this week consisted of Max and Anne, Suzanne, Morris and Karen and Dave and Rita who joined us this week. Mike, our leader last week, returned home. Thanks Mike for leading us last week. Since Tuesday was Independence Day the team celebrated with home made ice cream – strawberry and vanilla. It certainly helped with the heat. This week the base and quarter round were completed in the bathroom/closets. All the trim was caulked and all the doors were painted in the bathroom as well. The ...

Weekly Team Report - Lumberton SC Disaster Rebuild

7/3/2017
Our team for this week is Max and Anne, Morris and Karen, Suzanne, and Mike and Susan.   When the plumbing is completed at Dora's home we will return and resume working on the flooring. Our team spent the entire week at Mary Elizabeth's home with the focus on the 4 rooms that will serve as living quarters for Mary Elizabeth's son and daughter in law.   The list of completed tasks include, installing 2 doors with knobs, painting and installing floor trim and window casings, building 2 steps for a...

NC Disaster Rebuilders Weekly Report June 16th

6/16/2017
Week 2, Disaster Rebuild Project, Lumberton, North Carolina We have now completed two weeks of rebuilding here in Lumberton.  We continue to work in Mary Elizabeth’s home, and Dora’s home. Mary Elizabeth’s home has been a challenge with all of the sheet rock work.  We have been taping and mudding, and sanding most of the week.  The team was able to start installing the flooring in a large walk-in closet and the laundry room.  We put in half of the plywood over the sub-floor on Wednesday, and ...

Week One Rebuilding in North Carolina 6-10-17

6/10/2017
North Carolina Disaster Rebuild Project, Lumberton, North Carolina We started our DR project here in Lumberton on a run.  Ron and Becky arrived early in the week before the project start date and spent some time with the North Carolina United Methodist Church Disaster Response staff.  They discussed the upcoming work and took some time getting acquainted with the local area.  The rest of the team arrived on Saturday.  Sharon and I arrived early in the afternoon, Larry and Dottie, Scott and Kay,...

Disaster Rebuilding begins in Lumberton, NC area

6/6/2017
The North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has invited NOMADS to participate in their long term recovery program to help rebuild homes damaged by flooding caused by hurricanes the last couple of years. We have accepted their invitation and have scheduled a fourteen week period starting June 5th and ending the week of September 11th . The work will involve some of the "normal" Disaster Rebuild projects such as; drywall hanging and finishing, painting, trim work, flooring, ...

Thank you from Oklahoma UMC Disaster Response Team

5/1/2017
I want to give all the NOMADS that served a huge thank you for your time, gifts and service.  Everyone made a distinct difference in the lives of those you helped and in ours!  We are excited about your return in September.   Please find attached a certificate highlighting the impressive amount of work your teams were able to accomplish. Chad Detwiler OKUMC Oklahoma Disaster Response

Week 4 in Lawton - April 29th

4/28/2017
This past week in Lawton, Oklahoma, was another great week for our NOMADS Disaster Rebuild team.  We started the week out again with church at the Hunting Horse United Methodist Church.  We are always blessed by the love we feel from the congregation there.  After church our team, and the church pastor, went to lunch at a 50’s themed restaurant.  The pastor and his wife, one Comanche, the other Kiowa, gave us a history lesson about the Indians of this area.  It was good hearing these stories ...

Team Oklahoma Weekly Report Apr 20th

4/20/2017
We have completed another wonderful week here in Lawton, Oklahoma.  We started off the week with three new couples, Morris and Karen, Kevin and Lora, and Richard and Linda.  Jack and Barb are still with us.  Sunday we all went to Hunting Horse United Methodist Church of the Oklahoma Indian Conference, for Easter Sunday.  We had a wonderful time celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Several of the songs were sung in Comanche and Kiowa.  The lead singer explained the ...

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