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Located between Los Angeles and San Diego counties, Green Valley Lake is at 7200 feet and surrounded by a National Forest. For all these reasons it has remained a very small, picturesque, and uncrowded area.
The small town boasts of a pretty little lake that is stocked often with plentiful fish, and a small beach for swimming.
It is here during the California fires of 2007 that Miss Brenda lost her small home on the side of the hill. The local Recovery Committee for San Bernardino asked the California MDS Unit for help in rebuilding her home and they agreed. Working together with Catholic Charities, Red Cross, Hearts and Home organization, the California Unit put together a RV Project and will start on July 6, 2009.
This project came together in record time because of the cooperation between all the faith based organizations. When the advance RV Team of Pat and Walt Willems and Don and Marilyn Buller arrived to set up the Camp for the RV’s, the plans had been approved, the permits issued, a local contractor started building a unigue foundation on the side of a hill. To avoid new, stringent building codes the home will be built in the same footprint as the one that burned with a garage and utility room below and the 700 foot home on the second level.
The Willems and the Bullers set up a Camp for six RVs, MDS Office trailer and borrowed a tool trailer from the Arizona Unit since the California tool trailer is on loan to the bi-national project in Dulzura, California.
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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