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Florida DR Weekly Team Report Nov 9, 2019

Week of 11/4 in Big Pine Key   Our team members are Mike and Barb Druck, Kathy Phillips, Sarah Donaldson, and Gene and Carolyn Freeman.  This week we have had a variety of projects for our work.  First thing Monday morning we all helped move plywood for the church.  Some of the members of the church were there to help and we were able to get this job done quickly.  Barb got sidelined using her nursing skills and helped one of the church members, David,  who cut his leg on one of the plywood ...

TV Story on NOMADS in Hattiesburg, MS Nov 6, 2019

A TV news story from Fox TV in Hattiesburg, MS with Mariel mentioning the NOMADS. https://youtu.be/SZAOfXlcgeM    

Disaster Rebuilding in Florida - Nov 1, 2019

It is hard to believe that we have finished the fourth week of work here in the Keys.  The plumber has dug the trench for the water line and the pipe has been installed.  The electrician has also put in the wiring for the sites. We still need the sewer line to be dug.  Phillip Decker, who is heading up the relief project here, also helped dig some of the trenches with the machines that the plumbers brought.  On Friday, 11/1, the inspector may be out.  We should be into our new sites some time ...

North Carolina Rebuilding Oct 26, 2019

Lumberton North Carolina Disaster Rebuild October 20 - 25, 2019 Nancy and I arrived in Lumberton on Thursday October 17th, and after getting our RV parked we went to visit the team that was working on Ms. Charlene’s house, as our team was going to take over the work from Vince and Diane who had plans for an early departure. They had repaired the kitchen floor and painted much of the kitchen and living room area during their time here. On Friday we visited another work site for our team to ...

Texas Disaster Rebuilding Oct 25, 2019

Disaster Rebuilding Report Port Lavaca, TX Week of 10/21/2019 There were three people on our team this week.  We continued work on the house on Main Street.  More sheetrock was installed, mud and tape was applied, and one bedroom ceiling was textured.  The kitchen was strengthened by connecting to main house, and the ceiling was prepared for sheetrock.  An old window was removed.  The back kitchen door was installed.  A trip under the house was taken in order to run some more electrical wire.  ...

Florida Rebuilding Oct 25, 2019

10/21-10/24 in the Florida Keys Gene read in a local paper that over 300 homes in Big Pine Key were either destroyed or damaged over 50% and 125 of those are now vacant lots.  Because of this, the traffic flow on US 1 is better than in the past.  This past Saturday evening we played a game of Apples to Apples in Freeman’s RV.  We all had a good time and Larry was the winner.  Sunday we went to church and some stayed for the lunch afterwards. Monday we had planned to go to Kenny’s to work on ...

Weekly Team Report Florida DR Oct 18, 2019

October 14-17 at Big Pine Key This week has been quite warm—high 80’s with heat index over 100.  Most of the work has been in air conditioning.  For the outside work we had to take frequent breaks and hydrate at those breaks.   Sunday we all went to church.  After church we enjoyed having lunch at the church.  The church members have been very welcoming and are glad that we are here.  We will need to stay a third week at the RV park.  Hopefully, we will be staying at the church at the end of ...

Florida Keys Disaster Rebuilding Team Report Oct 11, 2019

Hi from Southern Florida! We have experienced different conditions than we expected.  The team is parked in a campground between Big Pine Key and Key West.  The area has experienced high tides (King Tide) and almost daily rain and sometimes windy conditions and of course, pesky biting insects. To get to the campground from US 1, we drive through salt water and need to hose down the bottom of our cars daily.  Our team all arrived safely and consists of Sara Donaldson, Kevin and Laura Denison, ...

Apply for your Summer or Fall 2020 project

Yes, it's time to apply for a Fall 2020 NOMADS project!  We schedule projects with start dates that are at least 6 months out, and up to 15 months into the future. And our schedule is already full through May 2020. Time is getting short to schedule a Summer 2020 project, but now is a great time to apply for Fall of 2020. Login and check out the available periods on the application form, found by clicking on "Apply for a 3-week project." Need assistance? Contact Carla Kinsey, NOMADS Program ...

Disaster Rebuilding in Florida, North Carolina and Texas

We have Disaster Rebuilding teams beginning in several locations again this fall, starting on October 7th, 2019. Please pray for safe travels for all our NOMADS mission servants, as they work to rebuild lives and homes in areas devastated by natural disasters.

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