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Baton Rouge DR Weekly Report Mar 3, 2019

3/3/2019
Week Two Baton Rouge, LA 2019   At the end of last week after the team completed the Oakline Drive home and made that Bible presentation, the team picked up another home on Baker Drive in Denham Springs, about 15 minutes from where the RV’s are parked.  It is a trailer that had been gutted and a lot of the drywall installed and some mudding done.  It’s nice that both the houses are pretty close.  No long drives fighting traffic.  This week we had one couple join the team, Lisa and Mark.  They ...

Week One Rebuilding in Baton Rouge Feb 18-21

2/24/2019
Week One Baton Rogue, LA 2019- One Bible Presentation   Max and Anne arrived in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon, February 11, to begin getting ready for the opening week of our 2019 Baton Rouge Rebuild project.  On meeting the LA Conference Disaster Team we were told there are approximately 100 clients from the 2016 flooding still needing assistance.  It has now been 2.5 years since the flood and still 100 people need help getting back in their homes or home repairs completed.  The conference ...

Texas Disaster Rebuilding Week of 2-18 to 2-21-19

2/22/2019
Disaster Rebuild Project Rio Texas Conference, Port Lavaca, Texas, February 18 – 21, 2019 This past week the whole team continued to work on the house on Santa Rosa Street.  Sharon and Jayne completed the laminate flooring.  With the flooring completed, the team will start installing cabinets in the kitchen and the bath fixtures in the bathroom next week.  A new metal door was installed on the back door.  Jerry and Dave completed the installation of new steps at the back door.  Dave and Gary ...

Weekly Team Report - Texas Disaster Rebuilding Feb 11-14, 2019

2/15/2019
Week of February 11 to 14, Texas DR, Port Lavaca, Texas. Sharon and I arrived in Port Lavaca on Saturday the 9th.  For those of you that have been to Port Lavaca for a regular three-week project at the First United Methodist Church you would really like the improvement made to the RV parking area.  The church, with help from the Rio-Texas Conference and NOMADS grants, contracted with a local road contractor to improve the parking area with a solid rock base and rock surface.  When the weather ...

Dundee UMC Newsletter

2/8/2019
Check out the focus on the recent NOMADS team at Dundee UMC in Dundee, Florida! /files/pagefiles/www/dundee+newsletter.pdf

Volunteer Hours Valued at $24.69/Hour

2/8/2019
The Independent Sector current value of a volunteer hour is $24.69. NOMADS donate hours worth approximately $3,000,000 every year!

Camping Ministries Appreciate their NOMADS!

2/7/2019
The national United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries (UMCRM) Association, at their biannual gathering in Fruitland Park, Florida, recognized and showed appreciation for the United Methodist NOMADS organization last week.  The team members currently working at Life Enrichment Center and Warren Willis Camp were our guests at breakfast on Tuesday morning where a presentation was made to them as representatives of the many NOMADS members who have given thousands of hours of service to our UM ...

Rebuilding Continues in Texas Jan 6, 2019

1/5/2019
On Sunday we attended Sunday School and the Church service at the Port Lavaca First United Methodist Church.   On Monday we met with Jim Worley (our Project Manager) at the first house on Oakland St. in Seadrift, Texas. The home is a single wide mobile home that has been worked on by other volunteers and we were there to finish it up and get the homeowner into his home.   This week we tore down drywall on the ceilings in a bedroom, utility room and a closet. We replaced some wood, insulation and...

Weekly Team Report-Texas DR Dec 15th

12/15/2018
On Monday we sent some of our team to finish the house in Aransas Pass and present the bible and Poinsettia from the team. They finished the project site by painting, replacing siding, and trim work on the house. The rest of the team went to Copano Cove Rd to work on Ms Linda's house on Monday and were joined there the rest of the week by the team members from Aransas Pass. At Ms. Linda's house we installed insulation, drywall, and started the mudding process. We welcomed Sam Leeper to our ...

Disaster Rebuilding in North Carolina Dec 14th

12/13/2018
A little information about the last couple of weeks at Lumberton. In all the DR projects that we have done we have never given out 5, yes 5, bibles at the end of the project. We had 5 homes that we have been working on and all five were completed on Wednesday,  Dec. 12, 2018. On Thursday the whole team carpooled to all 5 homes and presented the bibles. The team gave each family baked goods, a poinsettia and an ornament with the cross and flame. It is a true blessing to be able to work on people'...

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