Conway, SC – Weekly Report – June 17-21, 2019

June 25, 2019

This week we had 27 volunteers working at five different sites near Conway and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  

We are working on repairing houses damaged by flooding following Hurricane Florence that hit in September 2018.  Two jobs were finished and several more will soon be signed by the homeowners and started. 

Our weekly volunteers were from Pennsylvania, 14 young women and one man.  Our leadership volunteers are ten experienced people, all but two of whom are continuing into next week.  The main accomplishments in home repairs this week were again drywall, insulation, flooring and trim.  There is such a variety of things needing repair in these homes, from jacking and blocking floors back up to level, washing down exterior siding with brushes and making it pretty again, to insulating ceilings and laying down flooring. 

We experienced all kinds of South Carolina weather, from cool and damp to hot and damp with sudden storms.  Our crew happened to be home when a sudden storm caused substantial tree limbs to fall on the road that passes the Joseph B. Bethea United Methodist Church which hosts our camp.  Our crew dragged the newly fallen tree limbs off the road and stacked them.

The cooks took ice cream snacks out to several groups a few afternoons, which was much appreciated.  Larry Stoner, Region One Regional Operations Coordinator (ROC) came to visit the jobs and also had supper with us one evening.  He narrated the interesting story of MDS’ past history and current work.