This week we had a large group (top) from Our Redeemer’s UMC, Schaumburg, IL. They came last year and enjoyed working with us so much that they chose to return. With the feeding team from Region 9 (bottom) was Susie, Gina, Myra, Joseph, Dennis and Sam. Morris (left) came with the Biltmore team last week and decided to stay for another week. Paul (right) continues to help most days. The UMC group brought musical talent (center) with them so everyone enjoyed the singalongs. Due to the size of the UMC team they split up into 5 groups. Two of the groups worked on Nick's and Rick's houses, finishing up sheet rock, mudding and painting. They have Rick (and his mom Jerrie) home painted and ready for flooring to be put down. They also have Nick and Mary's home primed and ready for painting. Another group finished the tear out of Aline's home and then put sand in the crawl space. They then installed the sub floor. Two of the guys helped Paul B. pull wire at his home as he is getting ready for volunteers to help him rebuild. Another group went up to Long Branch. For starters they had to remove the ceilings and insulation. Then they replaced it with new and started the mud work. The final group spent the week at Pete's doing flooring, cabinets, painting and helped Pet replace some of his old water lines. The days were warm so the sound of the ice cream truck could not be resisted by some.
NCBM is starting five new jobs (4 complete rebuild and 1 new build). We have only a few volunteers signed up for the next 6 months so PLEASE if you are hearing that voice from GOD saying “Go to New Jersey” give us a call or drop us a note. If you are a block mason we would like to hear from you soon. Framers get ready, you are next. And yes this is Pastor Todd’s secretary Barbara's home getting ready to start. We should have permits in hand by end of July.