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Texas Rebuilders Weekly Report - Jan 24, 2020

1/24/2020
This week we had plenty to do and the materials we needed. The second house we were working on was finished; changed doors, finished trim and touched up paint. We also started a new house in Donna, Texas. This house had been framed in with part of the plumbing and electrical work done. We installed windows and doors, wrapped the house, nailed on siding as high as the ladders allowed, finished the plumbing and electrical, built an 8' X 8' deck with steps and railing and started insulating and ...

A Good Nomad is Flexible - TX DR Report Jan 23, 2020

1/23/2020
A Good NOMAD Is Flexible January 12 -17, 2020 The team had Virgie and Dan join us Sunday afternoon. Dan and Virgie will be taking over leadership of the Florida DR next week and this was their transition week. Sunday night at the team meeting Anne and Max told the team our plans had changed. The conference needed us to all pull off of Dennis’s house and go to George’s on Marathon for the week, with a big push on getting the house as close to complete as possible. They needed the house completed ...

Rio Texas Conference Disaster Rebuilding Jan 17, 2020

1/18/2020
This week the team started out together working on the ramp and steps at the first house. We were able to complete the steps and get all but the top board on the steps. We finished the rail on the deck. Built the ramp and had the upright boards in place for the railings. We ran out of materials so had to stop early. Tuesday we split the team, half went back to house number one and worked on ramp railing. Group one finished early so went to house number two to help. At house number two we kept ...

Texas Rebuilders Weekly Report Jan 14, 2020

1/14/2020
We had a team of 8 people; Mark and Mary Jo Dhein, Dave Hill, Harry Boris, Charlie and Martha Brown, Jack and Barb Schmoll, that worked really hard. Our tasks were to tear down two additions to the home and load the debris in a trailer to go to the dump. Then we were to build an 8 X 8 deck on the rear of the new home with a handicap ramp down the side of the house. We were able to get the additions removed and the deck framed and decked. We also addressed some electrical issues in the home. ...

Christmas and News Year's Florida Rebuilding

1/11/2020
Christmas Week Our Christmas and New Year’s Team was completed as we welcomed Steve and Glenita in on Saturday. Sunday night was a long night for the team. During our team meeting we learned that Monroe County was placed under a tornado watch. Later in the evening a water spout headed straight toward Key West and Monroe County was placed under a tornado warning. All the team received their phone alerts and gathered back inside the church as requested. The tornado warning wasn’t canceled until ...

Scheduling 2021 Winter Projects

1/3/2020
For our partners in the Southern states, it's time to schedule your project if you would like to have NOMADS back in early 2021. Scheduling is first-come, first-served and we ask that you give us two choices on timing when you apply for your project. Period 1 dates are Jan 4-21, 2021, period 2 dates are Jan 25 - Feb 11, 2021, period 3 dates are Feb 15 - Mar 4, 2021, period 4 dates are Mar 8-25, 2021 and period 5 dates are Mar 29 - Apr 15, 2021.. We accept applications for projects that are ...

Florida Rebuilding Continues Dec 21, 2019

12/21/2019
Click on the link below for this week's report on Florida Disaster Rebuilding: /files/pagefiles/www/florida+rebuilders+12202019.pdf

Texas Rebuilders Weekly Report Dec 20, 2019

12/19/2019
This week we were able to get the laundry room sided, the roof finished, and we painted. We also got all finish work on the inside completed. The siding and trim got painted. The electrical work was completed. All the appliances were delivered and we were able to get them installed. Thursday afternoon we had fresh baked cookies, hot chocolate and coffee for the home owner, three of her children, and the case worker. We were able to give the home owner the Bible and keys to the house. She will be...

Amazon Smile donations to NOMADS

12/18/2019
span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. Your charity, span style="font-family: "Arial",sans-serif">United Methodist Nomads, recently received a quarterly donation of $98.22 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com. To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of: $1,474.57 to United Methodist Nomads ...

Hosting UM Agencies Love their NOMADS!

12/14/2019
Our period 15 of 2019 ended recently, and our hosting agencies had lots of great comments about their teams: "Our Nomads group did everything from electrical to carpentry to painting to landscaping and plumbing. Every work assignment that was given to them they completed perfectly." "The Nomads were extraordinary in their level of skill, insight and adaptation to the task they worked on. They were self-motivated and innovative. Because of their varied experiences, they brought fresh ideas to ...

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