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Jacksboro Texas Disaster Rebuilding

Earlier this week I received notice from the United Methodist North Texas Conference Disaster Coordinator that the Jacksboro, TX community will no longer need NOMADS assistance with their recovery efforts.   The Jacksboro recovery and rebuilding team has experienced significant reduction in the number of cases they originally expected. Unfortunately, some of these stories are of folks who have simply given up their fight with insurance companies or found their resources unable to sustain them in...

Wrapping Up in Grand Isle, Louisiana

NOMADS Disaster Rebuilding: Wrapping Up at Grand Isle, Louisiana   The final few weeks of Disaster Rebuilding at Grand Isle, Louisiana continued to be a blessing to both the local community and the NOMADS who were serving.  The teams were treated to regular meals including shrimp spaghetti, shrimp gumbo, shrimp boils, and shrimp fettuccini.  Our hosts even brought a half a bushel of boiled Blue Crabs and taught us how to pick them!  Lots of seafood here!   The locals have been so welcoming and ...

Grand Isle Louisiana scheduled for future Disaster Rebuilding

NOMADS DISASTER REBUILDING TEAMS RETURNING TO GRAND ISLE!!! The Disaster Rebuilding Committee (DRC) is excited that NOMADS have been invited back to Grand Isle, Louisiana for a second year. The island community of Grand Isle was devastated on August 29, 2021 when Hurricane Ida made landfall.  The 150 to 200 mph winds and 14 foot storm surge damaged and destroyed homes, ripped through the barrier dunes, and impacted the island and its 400 permanent residents in a dramatic and lasting way. ...

Rebuilding Grand Isle April 3-7th

Grand Isle LA, April 3-7 Last Friday (3/31) was an unusual day.  Sara, Ken and Michele, Levina and Herman, and Jack and Beth, all left us. We thank them for their service to this community and pray for their traveling safety.  Saturday we were joined by our new team, Kevin and Suzan, Mary and Phil, Mike and Carol and Dale and Anne.  Another great team.  Once again, we had a beautiful week in Grand Isle.  It did get pretty hot with highs in the mid-80's a few days but with the wonderful gulf ...

Rebuilding in Grand Isle, Louisiana

NOMADS Helping Rebuild Grand Isle, Louisiana - from Kevin Culver, Disaster Rebuilding Committee Chair   NOMADS have continued to make an impact on the Grand Isle, Louisiana community throughout the winter. Twenty-five NOMADS have taken on the challenge of driving their RVs to the far southern reaches of Louisiana in order to rebuild lives, homes, and communities.   To those who have served this DR Project…   Thank you for your time and energy to support this community through our Disaster ...

Louisiana DR team weekly report

January 27, 2023 Great week of Nomad accomplishments! We have been working on Harvey's mobile home which is on the Cheniere Caminada portion of Grand Isle. The north deck stairs were worked on by a previous team last fall. We have dismantled and replaced the entire deck and stairs, including a section that has A/C on it. Inside we have finished cleaning off glue etc from fronts of 2x4 in walls and installed insulation. Have enjoyed listening to homeowner about Hurricane Ida, shrimping, cancers...

Disaster Rebuild announced for Jacksboro Texas

Nomads will be rebuilding homes in Jack County, Texas in the Spring of 2024, in Jacksboro.  The North Texas Annual Conference has invited Nomads to be involved in their rebuilding efforts, after devastating tornadoes wreaked havoc there in March of 2022.  Please login and sign up for this project if you would like to be involved and make a difference.

Grand Isle, Louisiana Disaster Rebuilding 12-15-22

The Disaster Team on Grand Isle was fortunate to be able to work outside for the entire week escaping the numerous storms which were wreaking havoc just north of us in New Orleans.  Our prayers go out to the people who again have lost so much.  Our team welcomed a newcomer, Dan Williams, who fit right in helping complete a second deck project.  This deck was 13 feet above the ground for access to a suspended mobile home which endured waves five feet high crashing into the living room during ...

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  

South Carolina DR Report

Hello from the south. The South Carolina Disaster Rebuild has much to offer.  Not only have they had plenty of work for us to do but they have ice cream shops galore. There is one called Cook Out with 40 different shakes that are all pretty good. So for the work. We are still at the McManus house one bathroom done and the second started. Tore out the shower and surround and found what we expected. The floor joists were all rotted including the ones that had been sistered to brace the shower. ...

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