Pollocksville, NC – Weekly Report – Oct 26-30, 2020

November 4, 2020

26 Oct 2020, James Harrell gave the Morning Devotion.

Today, Richard’s MDS team moved from working at the New House on route 41, to working at the flooded property on Plantation Lain.  There, they finished scraping the two small popcorn covered bedroom ceilings.

They also nearly finished mud and sanding the property.  By noon tomorrow, they believe that they will be ready to initiate ceiling and wall primer painting. 

Before shutting down work for the day, the property’s owner mother and son were able to stop by for viewing the property.  They were both very pleased with the recovery improvement. The eight hours day of work ended at 4:00 PM. 

During the first two hours of the day, I took both Jay Lammey (HVAC) and Gene Brenerman (Plumber) to the New Built Property on route 41.  The hope was that we would be able to initiate work on the plumbing system.  Unfortunately, UNCOR had not yet acquired the needed plumbers permit.  The result was that we could not perform any plumbing work. 

Due to currently not being able to initiate any plumber work, I drove Jay to the Plantation worksite.  Afterward, I drove Gene to the property in Cove City.  This brought both teams to a total workforce of five.

The eight hours day of work ended at 4:00 PM. 

Phil’s was moved, in order to perform work on the Cove City property.  At the property, the owner (Scott Murphy) informed us about what repair work he believes needed to be done. 

The team started work of; removing dated wood wall paneling, installing the enclosed back porch ceiling insulation, removing a small wall closet, and initiating new construction of a new bedroom entrance way. 

The eight hours day of work ended at 4:00 PM. 

27 Oct 2020, Gordon gave the Morning Devotion.

Today, Richard’s team was able to completed sanding, and nearly completed applying the first coat of primer paint.  All but the kitchen and bathroom ceilings have been painted.

By close of business Wednesday, they believe that they will have final paint on the walls.

The eight hours day of work ended at 4:00 PM. 

Phil’s team continued work at Scott Murphy’s property.  They were able to repair a badly damaged floor, construct a main living room walkthrough access way to the main bedroom, installed insulation to the enclosed back porch, and hung some dry-wall. 

By close of business Wednesday, they believe that they will be completed hanging dry-wall in the both the main living room and enclosed back porch.

The eight hours day of work ended at 4:00 PM. 

28 Oct 2020, James Lammey gave the Morning Devotion.

Today, Richard’s volunteer team was able to complete the first coating of the ceilings and walls with final paint.  The team has been having significant problems with shadow bleed-through of the ceiling paint.  They will apply multiple coatings of ceiling paint.

The eight hours day of work ended at 4:00 PM. 

Phil’s volunteer team has been successful at insulating both the walls and ceiling of the second entranceway.  They also hung most of the dry-wall in the main living and dining-room areas. 

The eight hours day of work ended at 4:00 PM. 

At 10:45 AM, I picked up Jay Finkbiner, from the New Burn airport.  Jay will be my site MDS Program Director.  There will be a three day overlay of assignment, so that I can fully inform him of what our team has done.

During the drive back to Pollocksville, I gave Jay an overview of our operation.  I also provide Jay with a MDS Program Director Transition folder and thumb-drive, containing a more detailed summation of our daily operation, job sites, and achievements.   

29 Oct 2020, Richard gave the Morning Devotion.

At 10:00 AM, Jay Finkbiner and James Harrell met with Stephanie Hunt, Alex, Hunt, and James Dempsey, at the UMPCORE Disaster Recovery Center.  The meeting was held for introduction of the new MDS Project Director and reviews of upcoming sites, requiring repair or new build.  

There was also discussion about signing of the MDS Job Cards.  Stephany said that once requested work was completed, that she was willing to sign off on our MDS Job Cards.   This option may be a more practical course, since UMPCORE has been conducting nearly all communication with the home owners, evaluating the individual sites, establishing the job priorities, and paying for plus delivering all needed repair/build materials. 

There was also discussion regarding MDS receiving one of the four FIMA RV trailer.  Because of limited space; until next week, we were not able to accompany use of a FIMA RV trailer.  Stephanie made phone calls to confirm that they would be able to deliver a trailer next Tuesday or Wednesday. 

At the Plantation Lain property, Richard’s volunteer team completed applying final coats of finish paint on both the ceiling and wall.  They were also able to start the floor installation.   They plan to finish the flooring before close of business tomorrow. 

The eight hours day of work ended at 4:00 PM. 

At Scott Murphy’s property, Phil’s MDS volunteers were able to complete installing most of the dry-wall within; the enclosed back porch, the main living-room area, second entrance area and adjacent small bathroom.     

One of the team members was also able to repair some plumbing issues in the small bathroom and enclosed back porch.  

The eight hours day of work ended at 4:00 PM. 

After the MDS Evening Reports, James Harrell met with Jay Finkbiner and Gary Zehr, in order to hand over the MDS Job Cards and to discuss any open MDS operation issues. 

30 Oct 2020, Gary gave the Morning Devotion.

Richard’s MDS volunteer crew was able to complete installation of the laminate flooring. 

Before departing for the day, the crew cleaned the area. 

The six hours day of work ended at 2:00 PM. 

Phil’s MDS volunteer crew was able to complete dry-wall installation.  They were also able to mud much of the hung dry-wall area.

Before departing for the day, the crew cleaned the area. 

The six hours, thirty-minute day of work ended at 2:30 PM.