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Disaster Rebuilding in Louisiana

Week 4: March 7th Had total of 4 couples working on Gwen's house with the direction of Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders. After electrical inspection passed from the Nomad in Week 3, we were able to finish all ceiling and walls sheetrock and put on first coat of mud.  Irene & Jim Lewis, Team Leaders  

Disaster Rebuilding in Laurel, MS

Week 2 We had a good week. We started on the 2nd house where we covered a large hole in the ceiling and one on the wall.  Removed and replaced wood flooring.  At the 1st house we insulated a bathroom, removed a firebox that was rusty, placed cabinets, dry walled and mudded walls in the bathroom. We also repaired the brick exterior around the breaker box.  We had 5 couples on Monday and another couple started Tuesday. We had a total of 316 hours for this week. Jean and Larry S., Team Leaders  

Volunteer Hours valued at $28.54/hour by Independent Sector

Check out the current value, as of April 2021, of volunteer hours donated using the link below: Independent Sector Releases New Value of Volunteer Time of $28.54 Per Hour — Independent Sector

Bill Tarbell awarded "Man of the Year" by UMM

  METHODIST MAN OF THE YEAR - 2021: Bill Tarbell (left) was recognized on January 23, 2022 during worship service at First United Methodist Church of Hanover, Pennsylvania.  Participating in the ceremony were Steve Bortner, President of United Methodist Men and Rev. Dr. Michael Brossman, Senior Pastor of First Church.  Bill was selected based on his years of untiring volunteer service to First Church as member of United Methodist Men and Sunday School Teacher; his 17 years of service to the ...

Top Ten Reads in Indiana Conference in 2021

The October focus article on Nomads in Indiana was selected as one of the Top Ten Reads in the Indiana Conference publication for 2021! https://www.inumc.org/home-page/top-ten-reads-of-2021/

Thank you from Jacksonville UMC East Machias, Maine

Happy New Year to all you wonderful NOMADS from all of us at Jacksonville UMC and Jacksonville Campground EMCA in East Machias, Maine.    And Thank You so very much for all you did for us this past year, and over the past several years.  Together we are making the world a better place  -  one step at a time.    Much love,    Sharon Dean  

RV Industry Backlog as reported by Business Insider

Check out this article on Thor Industries backlog https://www.businessinsider.com/major-rv-maker-thor-industries-18-billion-in-backlog-orders-2021-12

Hosting Agencies Love their Nomads teams!

Recent 3-week project hosts reported they had wonderful Nomads teams....again! "They worked diligently and thoroughly to make sure projects were completed to our standards and were what we needed. They were flexible with new needs that came up throughout their time as well as adjusted to projects based on the weather. I really appreciated their work and the overall ministry of the NOMADS." "Wonderful experience working with all of them. Appreciate the hard work and attitude of service." "...

Nomads Endowment at Missouri UM Foundation

Nomads has a new Endowment Fund with the Missouri United Methodist Foundation.  Check out the article in this month's magazine at MUMF: /files/pagefiles/www/mumf+article+on+nomads+endowment+fund.pdf

Note from Pastor Courtney Randall

Dear Carla Kinsey,   Nomads are incredible and they inspire.  We were blessed by two summers of Nomads at New Hope UMC in North Adams, MA.  The groups that came to serve alongside the church in its new building were faithful and hope-filled people.  They also spurred the curiosity of our three children for RVs and campers.  Nomads like Rodney and Tammy Ripley invited our kids and the church kids to look through their camper.     So last week when our youngest son, Caden, turned 5 we made him a ...

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