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Our volunteers have been busy this week with the new build in Cordova and the refurbishing of the VFW hall. We are helping a few individuals with repair and repainting of their homes.
At the VFW hall we completed the painting this week and have a few days of work remaining to do some finishing and floor installation.
Mr. Clyde and Miss Linda’s house is progressing with the completion of the electrical and plumbing rough-in. The HVAC will be installed next week, but will not delay our work schedule. The siding was completed this week after the exterior doors were installed and the house appearance has changed dramatically.
A crew with two skid steers completed the demolition of a house in Pinson. The same crew installed shingles on Mr. Ben’s house. The house was being prepared for some drywall replacement, however the premises were entered by thieves who stole the copper pipes and when doing so, broke the main water line into the house. This set us back some and the homeowner now will have added expense to replace the water lines. We did manage to remove the damaged drywall and now require a structural inspection prior to replacing the ceiling and walls.
We were blessed with guests for supper on Wednesday evening who shared their experience after the tornado with the group. They thanked the workers for the work that had been done to date to help them rebuild their home and lives. We thank God for making all things possible. We again had a great group of volunteers who worked in safety and we thank God for his provisions this past week.
We also had a complete change of long-term staff this week. It made things a little slower getting the group ready on Monday morning, but by Wednesday we were functioning like a finely tuned machine.
Birmingham staff: Bert, Doris, Norm, Phyllis, Ed, Betty, Vic, Annette.
MDS volunteers are known for repairing and rebuilding homes damaged by disasters. But it takes more than construction skills to serve with MDS. During the time that you serve as a volunteer, you will learn that MDS also restores lives.
Your contribution will help to connect volunteers with disaster survivors who need assistance on their path to recovery. MDS depends on the support of people who believe that disaster response is an important part of helping those who are in need.
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