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It has been three weeks since we arrived in Ramona, CA. A lot of preparation has been completed at the project site in anticipation of volunteers coming to start the construction of homes for fire victims.
We are in a former public school building in the town of Ramona. The rooms for the volunteers have been completed along with a dining room and cooking facilities.
Our projects will all be scattered in the hill country to the north and east of the community. We are all geared up and ready to start on the first house as soon as the building permit is released. In the mean time our long-term staff has been assisting in the construction of a Partnership Home which is being built in Escondido, about 30 minutes north of here, by the Portland Oregon Mennonite churches. This house is framed and in the process of having shingles put on. It has been a rewarding experience not only for the Portland people but for our staff as well. We have had somewhere to put our energy.
We are anticipating our building permit early next week and look forward to the start of a new home. We are all in good spirits and are all anxious to put the first hours of labor into on own home in the Ramona area.
God has been with us in providing excellent weather and willing hearts.
So long for now, God Bless.
Bert, Doris, Dan, Hilda, Ken, Mary Ann, and Richard.
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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