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Florida Annual Conference of the UMC article on NOMADS February 2020

Check out the article at FLUMC.org on NOMADS, written by William March, focusing on NOMADS at work at Florida Conference sites in early 2020.  https://www.flumc.org/newsdetail/the-best-kept-secret-in-the-church-13261245  

Texas Rebuilding Continues - Feb 8, 2020

TX DR report week of 2/03 - 2/06/20 We had the same team as last week, and we truly hit full stride this week!   Inside Carla’s home ‘mudding’ was completed, and every room was textured and primed. We will start painting the rooms next week. Outside, the entire home was painted and trimmed, and the outside lights wired. The second deck was completed and railing finished on both decks. The plumbing is nearly complete, thanks to trenching from our AmeriCorps friends (who also did the roofing). Not...

Weekly Team Report Florida Disaster Rebuilding Feb 7, 2020

Dennis'  house is coming together with work this week including installation of kitchen cabinets, texturing and painting of the second bedroom, and completion of painting and installation of interior doors. It's been so uplifting to see his excitement as the work progresses toward his house being livable once again. Next week we will complete laying flooring and baseboard in the second bedroom and begin demolition in the bathroom in preparation for restoration work. We also worked a bit on the ...

Florida Rebuilding Continues Jan 31, 2020

FLORIDA REBUILDING REPORT 1/31/20   Progress continued in the Florida Keys this week with the completion of Bob’s house in Sugarloaf Key.  The agency is planning a dedication at a later date, so we will present the signed bible at that time.  Our efforts then focused back on Dennis’s house closer to home here in Big Pine Key.  Several doors were hung, and the sheet rock in the second bedroom is now ready for primer and texture.  Installation of the ceiling fan, switches, and outlets has the ...

Disaster Rebuilding-Texas Jan 31, 2020

TX DR report week of 1/27 - 1/30/20 We welcomed Charlie and Martha, Gary and Nancy, and Gary and Pat. This week the whole team continued new build work at Carlita’s home. We completed sheet rocking the entire house, and almost all of it was ‘mudded’. Once the final window was delivered, we were able to install it, allowing the outside crew to complete the siding. They also applied 2 ½ cases of calk, and should finish it for painting it next week.   The great thing is that these awesome team ...

Florida Disaster Rebuilding Team Report Jan 24, 2020

FLORIDA REBUILDING REPORT – January 24 After an “All Hands on Deck” effort last week, final details on George’s house in Marathon were completed on Monday and Tuesday, making the deadline for dedication on Wednesday this week.  The ceremony was well attended by those providing funding, labor and materials for the project. George was presented his NOMADS bible and was very appreciative of his restored home. After bidding farewell to Greg and Karen Batt and Wanda Woodard, we welcomed Sue Albright ...

Texas Rebuilders Weekly Report - Jan 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

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

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

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. ...

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