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Louisiana Disaster Rebuilding Week 3 2019

Week Three, Baton Rouge LA 2019   Unusual for a disaster rebuild project, we had the same team for two weeks in a row.  We skipped the Sunday night meeting since we all went out to lunch after church, to Freddy’s for frozen custard and then home to rest.  Unfortunately the Louisiana crud was still attacking our team this week and we had more visits to the Urgent Care.  The good news is that as the week drew to a close, everyone seemed to be improving.    This week we continued finishing the ...

Baton Rouge DR Weekly Report Mar 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

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

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

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 ...

Rebuilding Continues in Texas Jan 6, 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

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

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'...

Rebuilding Continues in Texas Dec 8, 2018

It is starting to look a lot like Christmas everywhere.The church is decorated and we attended a Christmas program in Corpus Christi on Sunday afternoon. We currently have 5 members of the team participating with the church choir for their Cantata for December 16 worship. It was great weather to go to the beach as well. This week we finished our third house in Rockport. We finished sanding the drywall, priming and putting 2 coats of paint on the garage by noon on Tuesday. The team at the house ...

Lumberton, NC Team Report Dec 1, 2018

Our first week leading in Lumberton was Nov 19. Cindy, Bruce and Jerry were our great team. Cindy and Mary Ann did a lot of running to pick up supplies while Gene and Jerry worked hard getting a bathroom ready for the homeowners for Thanksgiving.  Poor Bruce could not work because of a kidney stone attack. Jerry went home for Thanksgiving,  Mary Ann and Gene went to friends and Cindy and Bruce stayed in Lumberton.  Our second week was with Cindy and Bruce, Carol and Dave, Anne and Max, Philip, ...

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