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Weekly Reports

Jennings, LA – Jan. 21-27, 2024

Another big week. Monday started out with the powerful experience of a meeting between Mennonite church leaders, MDS leaders, and FEMA leaders, as well as some MDS funding groups. The topic of discussion? Working together to build resilience in the...

Welsh, LA – RV – Jan. 21-27, 2024

The weather in Welsh, Louisiana this January has been all over the “map”.  First week – unseasonably mild and moderate rain. Second week unseasonably frigid – even chilled us hardy Canadians.  Our RV’s were shivering...

Arcadia, FL – Jan. 21-27, 2024

We had another very productive week in Arcadia, FL.  Progess was made on the Hartsfield house.   Mudding, sanding, painting, and caulking were pretty much everyday occurrences.  It is looking much better.  On the Cruse home vinyl flooring was...

Hardee County FL – RV – Jan. 21-27, 2024

The words for this week at the Hardee County RV site are WARMER WEATHER HAS ARRIVED!  We are enjoying the beautiful weather – enjoying it so much that when most of us turned on our RV’s A/C, we blew a fuse on the transformer pole!  The response...

Dawson Springs, KY – Jan. 21-27, 2024

The work in Dawson Springs is progressing well this third week of the year. The only changes in long term volunteers were the new cooks, Erma Hoover and Kathryn Burkholder from nearby in Kentucky.  Dave and Patti Hughes from Ohio were our Project...

Hurley, VA – Jan. 21-27, 2024

Another week has come and gone, the weather improved, the snow melted, and work is moving forward. It was great to meet some new folks, and some we had worked with on other sites.  Eight of them came from Wisconsin, one from Baltimore, and one from...

Grand Isle, LA – RV – Jan. 21-27, 2024

The weather improved, and by the middle of the week we were leaving for the job in shirt sleeves. What a blessing! Insulating and plumbing were big focuses throughout the week. One team worked on ceiling drywall, and by week’s end they were in the...

Jennings, LA – Jan. 14-20, 2024

The middle of the month has come and gone, and what a doozer it has been here in Jennings. On Monday evening we had freezing rain and extremely low temperatures in the night (19 F), which froze the water pipes to the campers and burst some of the...

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