Archive for the ‘Bayboro, NC 2012’ Category
Here are photos from our work on Mrs. Griffin’s house in Bayboro. We had a little bit of everything there, working for two days.
Day 3 photos – continued tear out from the home in Oriental & “mudding” sheetrock in a church that had been flooded in Whortonville.
We had an awesome team in Bayboro this week. We did not have Internet access to post photos after Tuesday, but that didn’t stop the work. We finished the tear out job (photos posted this past tuesday) Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday & Friday, we worked on Ms. Irene Griffin’s house. That included some framing, a lot of trim work, painting, cleaning and generally getting the house ready to move in. She had about 3 feet of water in the home after the hurricane. She lived with a neighbor for a month, then a FEMA trailer in her driveway for six months, and is currently renting an apartment.
We got her a lot closer to being ready to move in.
Brad, Kerri, Jane, Jay, Larry, Matt, & Wayne did a super job on all the tasks we were given. It was one of the most productive disaster relief trips I’ve been involved with. The Lord has many folks providing hands and feet for Him in Bayboro.
I will post photos as soon as I have a wireless connection. Thanks to all for your prayers.
We finally got access to wireless, so we’re posting for two days. I’ve posted additional photos in two posts. Things have been very productive with two jobs complete. We also began a very large project & made great progress today. On Monday we put up some facia on a home that needed repair. There was a sweet lady that had lived there for 50 years. She was very appreciative.
The next project was to wrap new skirting around a mobile home in Bayboro. The storm and flood had washed away what they had. We’ve never done that before, but we had a crash course – Matt, Wayne & I jumped in & figured it out.
This morning (Tuesday) we started in on a cinder block home near Oriental that had been flooded during Irene last August & abandoned in place. There were still personal items in the home, including small children’s toys – it was quite sad. The owner wanted to have it redone as it had been in the family for many years. We had to tear out everything down to the studs. All doors, cabinets, etc. had to go. We’ve completed most of it & filled a dump trailer & have another large pile in the yard to put in once it is dumped. We’ll continue on that tomorrow – we’ve got to cut out the flooring in two bedrooms to expose the joist system as it is deteriorating. We’ll also have to jack up a sagging ceiling & put in a support beam. It should be interesting.
Brad & Kerri Hurley came in this morning to help, so we had five on the job. It was hot & dusty, but very rewarding. Jane Smith & Jay Currin are supposed to arrive tonight so we should have a big crew tomorrow. Please continue praying for our safety, for effectiveness of our work, and for the many people that are still hurting in this area from last year’s hurricane.
Our group will head out Monday morning June 18 for a week in Bayboro, NC to help rebuild homes that were impacted by Hurricane Irene last fall. We’ll be staying at the Bayboro Baptist Church and working with the NC Baptist Men. We’ll post info and photos as they are available. Please keep the group in your prayers.