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Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Weekly Report, Oct 22-26, 2018

October 30, 2018

This week brought two new volunteers, one from Cambridge, OH and one from Clare, MI. They will be volunteers for two weeks. This week brought more good weather so we were able to finish a lot on our bucket list of outside work.

Crew leader Dave Slabaugh and his crew worked at Ray’s house and finished minor repairs on our bucket list and cleaned the entire home. The fridge and stove were installed and hooked up. A water and electric test is still required and then this home will be turned over to Long Term Recovery to have electric, water and sewer hooked up.

At Kerry’s home Dave and crew caulked, touched up painting, repaired floor damage, installed the stove and fridge, and cleaned the home. Michael and crew completed an electric and water test and repaired some plumbing problems.  Fred and crew worked on decking, touch up painting, closet shelves, and repaired flooring. Electrical work was completed. This home will be turned over to Long Term Recovery to have electric, water, and sewer hooked up.

At John’s home Dave and crew installed the stove and fridge and repaired flooring. Michael and crew completed an electric and water test and repaired some plumbing problems.  Fred and crew worked on the front deck, completed some plumbing, and finished electrical work. Also, the home has been cleaned. This home will be turned over to Long Term Recovery to have electric, water, and sewer hooked up.

Crew leader Michael Loss and his crew worked on Gaylne’s home troubleshooting electrical wiring problems. They also installed door stops, installed a trap door, and completed plumbing in the bathroom. Decking was installed and minor repair was completed on the drywall. An electrical and water test was completed.  This home will be turned over to Long Term Recovery to have electric, water, and sewer hooked up.

At Susan’s home closet shelving and touch up painting was completed. A water and electric test was completed.

Maretta, the long term recovery team leader, provided the two new volunteers with a briefing on the selection process for individual people receiving assistance for disaster relief.

Our long term volunteers did a sightseeing trip to the Black Hills, Needle Point, and the wildlife park. We all looked forward to the sighting trip and it provided us with a relaxing weekend.

We are looking forward to a group of six coming in next week from Canada and are expecting that our goal of turning homes over to Long Term Recovery will be completed.

We are thankful and blessed for all volunteers that spent time on this project and took time out of their lives to be the hands and feet of Jesus. As we ready to close for the winter a great big thank you is being sent to all who came before to make these homes ready for our home owners.

Submitted by: Jay, Gary, Helmut, Karen, Dave, Jane, Michael and Fred