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Weekly Reports

Paradise, CA – Oct 3-9, 2021

The new long-term volunteers arrived on September 29 and October 2.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of that week were spent in orientation and getting familiar with the area and the various job sites.  We were sad to see Don and Rachel (previous PD...

Coastal Bend, TX RV – Oct 4-8, 2021

Greetings from the warm south Texas and the RV project. All participants arrived safely the weekend of October 2nd from Indiana, Kansas and Oregon/ Canada.  We started our work at Port Aransas working on a brace for the homeowner Gene Frost. His...

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...

Paradise, CA – Sept 19-25, 2021

Our Project Director and Office Manager from Kansas were the only volunteers at Paradise this week but that didn’t keep us from getting lots accomplished. A load of shingles was picked up from the Hope Center in Oroville for the Rubiolo and Harrell...

Paradise, CA – Sept 12-18, 2021

This week our long-term volunteers, from PA, and OH as well as our short-term volunteer from CA, completed their three weeks with us here in Paradise. The team finished framing and sheeting the porch at Harrell’s; installed fascia board and roofing...

Paradise, CA – Sept 5-11, 2021

Since we are not bringing in new weekly volunteers this month, it was great to have the one weekly volunteer from California stay to work with our two long term crew leaders. Things were rearranged in the Unit #1 garage to make space for the stove,...

Paradise, CA – Aug 29-Sept 4, 2021

Maynard Goins and Steve Wiest each spent several days with the long-term volunteers who arrived the middle of last week.  They did an excellent job orienting us to the Paradise community and relaying information regarding the history and current...

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