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Team Wimberley Report Oct 28th

We hope that all of you are in good health and enjoying the fall weather.   We have not seen much fall weather here in TX.  It was in the high 80’s/low 90’s as we went to three of the missions in San Antonio today.  ??Friday and Saturday we welcomed six new team members:  John and Kitty Hahn, Gary and Avis Norton, and Joe and Jayne Vigil.  We said good-bye to Marty and Carol Kuipers who handed over the leadership of the project to us for the next four weeks.  Sunday we went to North Shore UMC ...

Disaster Rebuilding Continues-Wimberley Oct 21

Another great week in Texas. We started the week with temperatures near or in the 90’s. The team had a couple of changes with the departure of Tom and Jen along with Butch and Cheri leaving to home and other projects. We welcomed Charlotte along with Gene and Carolyn to the team. We were still working on the same home we started on three weeks ago. We are making great headway. Rooms are almost all dry walled minus baths with mudding and taping still to be finished. Some more electrical was ...

Week of Oct 20 in Raymondville, Texas

This Week in Raymondville, Texas Period Ended October 20, 2016   Team members welcomed Bob and Linda this week.  The team put primer on the textured walls of the Raymondville area home, thus completing work requested of us.  The 20- by 22-foot area is ready for the family of six to do the finishing touches, making their new kitchen and laundry facilities an integral part of their home.  We presented the family with a Spanish Bible and bid them farewell about noon on Tuesday.   We moved to a ...

Team Wimberley Report Oct 15th

We had another very good week. Walls were put up, doors installed; we mudded and taped a first and second coat, electrical outlets were installed, and wire was run for fixtures and outlets. We started this week with the same great team as we ended last week. Carol and I cannot express in words the thanks for this team's work ethic and ability to get things done. We are not the only ones. The homeowner and project coordinators also were impressed with what had been accomplished. The homeowner ...

Raymondville Disaster Rebuild Oct 13th

This Week in Raymondville, Texas Period Ended October 13, 2016   Team members continued work on the home started last week. Plaster board was added daily and is now nearly complete.  Taping and mudding is an ongoing process, and it too is almost finished.  The 20 by 22 foot area has now had two coats of mudding, sanding – and then more sanding.   Front entryway flooring was torn out and replaced with new.  Frames were made for the front and back doors and were installed.  Outside trim was cut ...

Team Raymondville Reports on their Work

This Week in Raymondville, Texas Period Ended October 6, 2016   Team members arrived in Raymondville the weekend before work began on October 3.  Sunday night we met with the project coordinator.  Roland shared information about needs in the area and gave us some background on the situation.  He explained that we would begin our work at a site about 25 miles from the church where we are staying.  Team members Morris, Karen, Suzanne, Paul, and Sally will be installing insulation, dry wall, doors,...

Wimberley Rebuilders Weekly Report

Wimberley, Texas - We were all in by Saturday, late afternoon. We went to church at Northshore UMC on Sunday morning for early service. It was a nice contemporary service with lots of lively music. The men were invited to a breakfast on Tuesday morning. All the men went and heard a speaker on funding for the new addition. We also met Nomad Bob Franke at the breakfast. It has been warm and the temperature with humidity has been in some upper numbers. We started work on a home that had the ...

Final 2016 Report from Team Colorado

Colorado DR week of June 27 to 30th   This week was a window of opportunity.  We finished the windows on the home we started the previous week, tediously shimming and trimming both the inside and outside.  We also installed several windows on another manufactured home that required fitting, but were not so bad as to require the same level of interior trimming.  Three of the members installed two windows in another home, one of which was an egress window, which required enlarging the opening to ...

Team Colorado Report

Wow what a week we had! We finished all the skirting on the manufactured home that we could do, without removing the ramp, which requires city permitting.  Except for one threshold, that house is finished inside and out.  The “windows crew” installed windows on one manufactured home which had been pending for weeks.  They also did an outstanding job of fitting windows in another new project that were all too small.   That job required shimming every window and will require trim both inside and ...

Weekly Report from Colorado

Colorado DR report Week of June 13 to 17th The team, Bill & Cheryl, Suzanne, Norman, Dean & Linda and Larry and Jean, continued our work at the manufactured home we started on the previous week.  We installed and painted new ceiling and wall panels; removed the toilet, reinforced the flooring under it and reinstalled the toilet (all in a day!); laid tile in the bath; tore out most of the skirting and started the reinstallation process. Two members, Suzanne and Jean, took a day to complete the ...

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