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Weekly Reports – McAllen TX

McAllen, TX – Nov. 13-19, 2022

We were a small group this week, consisting of four weekly volunteers, who worked with our construction supervisor, a crew leader and two longterm workers. Electrical work was completed at the Rodriguez house, then it was all hands on deck at the...

McAllen, TX – Jan 10-14, 2022

Broken Things   Julie Miller is one of those Texas songwriters whose name few people have heard.  Born in Waxahachie, Texas, she migrated to Austin and was part of that music community from an early age, writing and performing her songs and...

McAllen, TX – Dec 6-14, 2021

A group of twelve young men and women from Pennsylvania and New York and their two drivers joined the eight long-termers for a productive week. We worked on three jobs, described below. At House #1 the crew continued to put up the siding, which was...

McAllen, TX – Oct 11-15, 2021

Southeast Texas is hot. Working in upper 90 degree temperatures, our volunteers installed floor joist and laid the floor sheathing. They also began constructing trusses for this home as well as the other home under construction. A United Methodist...

McAllen, TX – Oct 4-8, 2021

The Ministry Center of First United Methodist Church that houses MDS Volunteers needed some repairs. This week volunteers spent several days shoring up the supports holding the second floor walkway in place. On Thursday we started block foundation...

McAllen, TX – Sept 27-Oct 1, 2021

Long term staff arrived in McAllen Texas this week to prepare for the arrival of weekly staff in the weeks to come. Project Coordinator Carl Dube (MI) greeted Project Director Jay Finkbiner (PA), Construction Manager John Stutzman (MT, Head Cook Em...

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