There were many homes and lives lost in this area as a result of the April 16 tornados that swept across Eastern NC. NCBM volunteers are rebuilding four homes. Last Wednesday we traveled to Colerain to set up a shower/laundry unit and a bunk unit in preparation of the rebuild start. On Thursday and Friday we laid out 3 of the 4 foundations for the homes to be built.
We are being hosted by Colerain Baptist Church. Their secretary Sheran has been a big help to us and so have some of the other church members. The leadership team is housed in their church parsonage and the DROC is in the church fellowship hall. Our cook team, from Elizabeth City, is using the fire department training building right down the street.
After a quick weekend in Momeyer we were back in Colerain on Monday. Along with 10 other volunteers we dug, installed rebar and then poured the first foundation footing. While waiting for the concrete trucks we dug most of the second footing. We are planning to pour the third foundation today and hopefully the fourth tomorrow. The LORD provided the help we needed and then helped us work together great. Please continue to pray for us as we work this week. We need masons and labors to help get the foundation laid so framers can start soon.
We are closely watching the Irene forecasts so we will know when we need to head back east.