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A warm welcome to all of our volunteers, supporters, and partner organizations,
 who help turn dreams into reality through home building.
We honor God by serving together to take care of others and improve lives.

 Ellicott City Work Days
Final Weekend
Saturday, November 18th Register 
Sunday, November 19th Register

Installing front porch siding    caulking the front porch window

Volunteers watching 2017 Veteran's Day Parade

Hauling debris on Day 1   Circular Saw on side of house


  


2017 NOLA Missioners at Camp Hope

N'awlins Trip a Success
In May, our team of 18 missioners helped rebuild 3 homes on behalf of Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans. We partnered with SBP (formerly the St. Bernard Project),  a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping disaster-impacted communities recover. We were privileged to meet--and work on the homes of --Miss Cece, Miss Deidre, and Miss Gwendolyn. All were evacuated during the 2005 storm and were unable to return home for one to five years. Upon return, they encountered extensive damage, toxic black mold, and personal hardship. Despite owning a home in different parts of the city, each of these ladies was a victim of contractor fraud. They lacked the financial means for basic repairs until SBP offered to assist. Our tasks included skimming, sanding, prepping, priming, painting, texturing walls, cutting and installing window sills and baseboards, and more.   

Bruxelles Street house



Ellicott City 
Project Update

DreamBuilders is going strong on this Ellicott City home. In early November we painted the front porch and new windows. We also installed hardie-siding and handled other repairs. The wintry temperatures couldn't stop us...though we did stop to salute all of the Veteran's Day marchers in honor of those who served! 

Previous  tasks included removing old windows and preparing rough openings for the new windows, demolition of the kitchen area, and Typar wrapping of the exterior for weather protection.  

EC flood damage-porch    EC2 Flood damage-side

After the devastating Ellicott City, Maryland flood of July 2016, DreamBuilders partnered with Rebuilding Together Howard County to repair a home on  upper Main Street that did not have flood insurance. The Ellicott City Historical Preservation Commission approved the repair project as follows:

- replace all of windows in the home

- repair external walls and install all new siding

- repair all the gutters and downspouts

- completely gut the kitchen, install new drywall, flooring, cabinets, appliances, and plumbing



Summer 2017 West Virginia Missioners News