Justin's home had been sitting, untouched since just after the tornados. He was able to find a roofer to patch the rafters and put on some shingles to prevent further damage, but nothing more had been done since. We've been at work on Justin's home for a couple of months now. Progress is slow with no volunteers but it is moving forward. We started by adding hurricane ties, gussets and collar ties to the rafters. Re-framing support beams rafters and joists that were broken. Re-constructing the bedroom wall which had been caved in by airborne debris and replacing deteriorated framing and adding support to the original structure as we go.
We are getting ready to start re-constructing the back porch which was demolished and installing the vinyl siding outside. Inside it is time to start hanging new drywall..... Hope to see you there!
Terrie's home was a total loss, and her insurance was not enough to pay the contractor to rebuild it. Sharing Hope ministries was able to step in, and with the help of volunteer labor (to include the contractor) she now has a modest, but beautiful new home. While Marcy and I were working in Trotwood other SHM volunteers got the home built, painted and ready for trim, doors and finishing...that's where Marcy and I stepped in as SHM time in Ohio concluded and they returned to Pennsylvania. We finished and painted the garage, installed doors and trim, installed the kitchen cabinets and appliances, installed the bathroom cabinets and fixtures, the garage door opener, insulated the attic and installed the electrical devices and fixtures.
Terrie and her daughter are now moved in and settling into their new home!