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Final Weekly Report-Texas DR Apr 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 replaced exterior doors and all windows, repaired wall framing and siding plus we re-framed the ceiling.  The home was completely insulated and almost all new drywall was hung.  It was fully caulked and prepared for painting.  New piping was installed.

We had a joyful visit with the homeowners on Tuesday, including presentation of the Bible.  They are a wonderful mature couple and deeply appreciative of our work.  Rio Texas conference has another group of volunteers they will be working with closely to complete the home.

The Port Lavaca First UMC family has been very supportive, providing us with a meeting room, laundry facilities, meals and including us in their fellowship.  We plan to return next year.

 Betty and Jim Posz