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Disaster Rebuilding continues in Oklahoma Apr 14, 2017

The DR team in Lawton continued working at Tiffany’s house this week.  We started the week off by installing ½ inch plywood throughout the house covering the sub-floor, and doing touch up on the paint.  Barb spent a lot of time walking around with a roll of blue tape marking where there were areas that needed touch up on the paint.  The beige walls had blue spots all over them.  Finally, somebody took Barb’s blue tape from her, tape to be found no more again.  On Tuesday, Hal, from the Oklahoma ...

Lawton, Oklahoma DR Weekly Report Apr 6th

Oklahoma Disaster Rebuild – Lawton, Oklahoma week ending April 6, 2017   This week the project moved from Elmore City to Lawton.  Ricci and Jane moved along with the project.  The rest of the team: Mark and Deb, Jack and Barb, and Sharon and I, arrived over the weekend. We had a great Sunday morning going to church at our host church, Hunting Horse United Methodist Church of the Oklahoma Indian Mission Conference.  The congregation there made us feel very welcome.  We were invited to stay after...

Disaster Rebuilding Continues in Oklahoma Mar 31st

Elmore City DR March 25-30, 2017 We welcomed Ricci & Jane to the team here on Saturday for the final week of work in Maysville. We also had Chris and Susan stay over for the first 2 days of the week. With this expanded team we were able to complete the planned work in Maysville. Next week the team will be gathering in Lawton, Oklahoma for the planned work there. On Mr. Stevens’ house we were met with a bad gas leak and had to tear out sections of the drywall to repair the leaks. By Wednesday ...

Oklahoma DR Team Weekly Report Mar 24th

Elmore City Disaster Rebuild March 18-24, 2017 As the team gathered in Elmore City on Saturday March 18, we added 2 more RV’s to the team with Chris and Susan and then Bruce and Janette arriving to join this week’s team, bringing us to 10 NOMADS. With the opening of a second work site we split our team into two groups and the weather moved from freezing to hot as the temperatures moved into the high 80’s. This week on Mr. Stevens’ house the kitchen cabinets were installed, the shower was put ...

Team Wimberley Mar 23rd

Our disaster rebuild in Wimberley TX is going very well. Help from Austin College groups was very much appreciated. Our teams should be able to complete 4-5 projects this week including the roof project. Next week will focus on skirting & decks at one site and a single bathroom update (floor, vanity & toilet) at another site. Rob and Helen Getman Wimberley DR leaders  

Oklahoma DR Weekly Report March 17th

Elmore City Disaster Rebuild - March 11-16, 2017 We have continued to work on Mr. Steven’s house this week. Although just a week ago we put out a call for help and God helped to get Danny, Bob and Paige to respond and all arrived by Sunday evening.  The cold weather also arrived on Sunday evening as we had freezing weather greet us. This great team was able to get the rest of the drywall installed, then we taped and mudded. By mid-week we had skip textured all of the walls and ceilings. We had...

Volunteers doing Mighty Work in Oklahoma

Click on the link below for the United Methodist Disaster Response of Oklahoma's update: http://eepurl.com/cD2OOf

Why we do what we do

We have been working at Mr Steven's home for the last 2 weeks, the Armstrongs, Shumates and the Schmolls. Mr Stevens is 81, a retired Church of God pastor with bad eyesight, and has a hard time climbing stairs. He lives in a 2 story garage next to his house, that he has given to his children and grandchildren. He works for WALMART, Tuesday-Saturday to make ends meet. He is the SWEETEST man I have ever met. He is having a hard time with change and could not decide if he really wanted a new ...

Team Wimberley Weekly Report March 3rd

Disaster Rebuilding in Wimberley Feb 27 – Mar 2 We had 5 RV units on the project this week and 9 people.  On Sunday we welcomed Don back to the team, Ken and Pat also joined the team. The new leaders Rob and Helen are here to take over the leadership for the last 4 weeks of this project. Cypress – With the floor tile finally arriving we were able to get it laid into the lower bathroom and finish the painting of the room. Lea Lane – Most of the team worked on this project this week. The back ...

Weekly Report - Wimberley Disaster Rebuild Feb 24th

Disaster Rebuilding in Wimberley Feb 20 – 23 This week we had 5 RV units on site for our work. We said good bye to Herman and Levina Luymes, Bob and Onne Oelke, and Jeff Ausborn with a dinner at the Italian Garden restaurant. Our mornings were cool but warmed up quickly with daily highs in the mid to upper 80’s. We had a severe thunderstorm move through on Sunday evening into Monday morning with high winds and heavy rain. We did not work at Cypress Lane this week as we are waiting on tile for ...

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