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Rebuilding in Grand Isle Louisiana


Week 10 Grand Isle Disaster Rebuild

It was another beautiful week on Grand Isle.  The weather has been really nice for our outside work with no rain.  It would seem the plants would be needing some water by now but everything still looks good.

With Max and Anne taking over leadership this week, after a carry over week, they had Herman and Levina and Jack and Beth joining them. Sara, Ken and Michele continued their work for one more week.  We had a great team with big plans for the week.  Most of the crew worked at Chris's house for the entire week with Ken and Michele taking a little time to return to finish up Denise's house.  We set up the sawhorses to continue to paint the siding boards and completed the first bundle - finally.  We will continue to put a second coat as needed and touch up the pieces that get a little scratched up in the installation process.  With the use of ladders, scaffolding, a boom lift, and the entire team, we completed the siding installation on one side of the house by quitting time on Thursday.  We also began the siding on the front.  We still need to install house wrap on the upper part of two other walls.  All the lower windows have been trimmed out with only the upper windows on the front and one side still in need of trim.  There was also a good bit of caulking completed this week.  We were all tired when the team sat down for dinner Thursday evening, but we were also happy that Chris's house is looking better each day.

We were honored this week to present two families with their Bible signed by our NOMADS members.  The visits with the homeowners, listening to their stories, and praying with them is always such a special time. Please join us in remembering these precious people in prayer. They have been through so much and have scars that still need to heal.  We had a total of 9 NOMADS working this week, with 5 RVs and 204 donated hours of work.  

Submitted by Max and Anne Armstrong