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Wisconsin Disaster Rebuilding Continues - Aug 26, 2019

8/26/2019
Wisconsin Report 8/17-23 This week we said goodbye to Tom and Jenny as they headed to Michigan to lead another project. Thanks for all your hard work! We welcomed Nancy and Gary to Wisconsin this week. Our temperatures have cooled down with a low one morning of 46 and most of the daily highs were in the 70’s. Really nice place to be in August. This week we continued to work on Nate’s house. By the end of the week, all the walls were up, windows were installed, and sub-floor was down. That means ...

Weekly Team Report from Wisconsin DR Aug 20, 2019

8/20/2019
Max and Anne took over leadership in Wisconsin on 8/16 and said goodbye to leaders Jack and Barb and team members Calvin and Marsha.  They did great work here and the homeowners and church members were sad to see them leave.  We welcomed Jodi and Stel and Tom and Jenny as new Wisconsin team members.  On Sunday we had a wonderful worship service at Winding Rivers UMC. There was a baptism and communion – two of our most sacred rituals. As is their custom for all volunteers, the church fed us a ...

Weekly Report from Wisconsin DR July 20, 2019

7/20/2019
We welcomed Duane and Jennifer Gebhard and Jack and Barb Schmoll to our team. All of us have been spoiled by the hospitality of the church and by the great meals that Roxy fixed for us. This week has been busy and productive. On Monday, Cindy, Bruce, and Janette finished Isaac’s house. They finished the doors, baseboard, and trim in the house. The rest of the team went to Village of Friendship where we worked for the rest of the week. Cindy, Bruce, and Janette joined us on Tuesday. The house ...

Disaster Work Continues in Wisconsin July 14, 2019

7/13/2019
We had a great time this week and got a lot accomplished. Bruce and Janette Lenhardt came in on Saturday and Cindy Schenck joined us on Sunday for this week’s DR team. Friday we said good-bye to Gary and Betsy Johnson and Dale and Anne Messmore. Thursday evening of this week Jack and Barb Schmoll joined us at dinner and then came in on Friday. Saturday evening (7/13) Duane and Jennifer Gebhard came in to join our team for next week. Monday morning Bruce, Janette, Gary, Betsy, Cindy, Ann, and ...

Wisconsin Disaster Rebuilding Team Report July 6, 2019

7/6/2019
We have been welcomed royally by Winding Rivers UMC.  The congregation is very friendly and we are fed at least 3 times per week.  The food is great!  Roxy does a great job taking care of us.  Pastor Deb is a go-getter and is inspiring this congregation to be active in service  They provide housing and meals for volunteers.  We have encountered rain every day except Friday, but the rain has not hampered our work.  Most days the rain came after the work day was finished.   This week Anne and Dale...

TV story on NOMADS - Baton Rouge

5/16/2019
One of the church members at Francis Asbury called the TV station a few days before we left and asked them to do this segment. https://www.wbrz.com/videos/2mad-nomads-making-a-difference  

End of our Time in Baton Rouge 5-10-19

5/10/2019
Baton Rouge Update 5/10/2019   The NOMADS Disaster Rebuild project has come to an end in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Thursday was bittersweet with the leaving.  At the end we were still working on two homes that still needed a lot of work to be completed. Max, Anne, Joe, and Charley had been working on the home of the Ford’s.  This home was a complete rebuild on the interior of the home.  NOMADS over several periods during the last year completed installing cabinets, flooring, doors, some sheet ...

Disaster Rebuilding Continues in Baton Rouge May 3, 2019

5/3/2019
Baton Rouge Update 5/3/2019   We said goodbye to Marvin and Janice, Robert and Pat, and Dave and Ruth Ann today.  It was hard to see old and new friends leave, but this weekend we will see new ones as Joe and Charley arrive. This past week we all attended church at Francis Asbury UMC, our host church.  Since the team is parking in the church parking lot, the drive was very short.  The pastor was out of town for the weekend attending a family function, prior to his leaving he asked if one of the...

Baton Rouge Weekly Report April 26, 2019

4/26/2019
The Baton Rouge DR team said goodbye to Mark and Susanne, and Butch and Cheri last Friday.  As usual, it was hard to see old and new friends leave, but on Saturday and Sunday we saw new ones arrive.  Dave and Ruth Ann, and Bob and Virginia arrived on Saturday, with Marvin and Janice arriving on Sunday afternoon. Our week started on Sunday with a beautiful Easter sunrise service at the home of one of the church members.  Their home overlooks a small lake facing towards the east.  The morning was...

Final Weekly Report-Texas DR Apr 19, 2019

4/19/2019
Nomads concluded the spring 2019 session working on Hurricane Harvey rebuilding on the Texas gulf coast.  We were in on the last four weeks, the final three as leaders. We were based in Port Lavaca, Texas and our team worked on a complete rebuild of a single home in the nearby town of Seadrift.  This home had its roof severely damaged which caused water damage that destroyed the interior.  The interior had been gutted and the roof replaced when we started work. In our four weeks on the site we...

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