Hardin Co. Team Photos

  • Week 6

    Volunteers this week came from: Alto, Bastrop, Bern, Bluffton, Bradford, Cissna Park, Forrest, La Crosse, Lester, Mansfield, Morton, Princeville, Sabetha, Washington

    Homeowner Annese getting one of her first looks at her new home

    Smiles from homeowner Renee because it was the first day of working on her new home

    Homeowner Renee and her family enjoying an evening meal with the HarvestCall volunteers

    Homeowners Lonnie & Pam with their grandchildren have been regular visitors for dinner

    Volunteers sign posters and Bibles for all homeowners, including their favorite Bible verses

    Travelling to and from job sites provides opportunities for forming relationships

    Appliances being delivered to Nadine's new home

    Foundation going in on house #6 - Renee's new home

    Jerry surprised the ladies on Valentine's Day

    Homeowner Jason working with volunteers on his own new home

    Lots of activity on Jason & Megan's new home

    Friend of homeowners Jason & Megan receiving a blessing bag from a volunteer

    Homeowners Jason & Megan's neighbor passed away, and the volunteers had a prayer with the family as they stopped by to visit Jason & Megan's new home

    Sharing a prayer with homeowner Linda and her caretaker

    A talented group of musicians led the singing after dinner

    Helping homeowners Jason & Danielle move into their newly remodeled home

    Installing the kitchen in Nadine's new home

    Final cleaning before move in for Jason & Danielle's remodeled home

    Starting the demolition of Paul's home in preparation for remodeling

    The girls' newly remodeled bedroom in Jason & Danielle's home

  • Week 5

    Volunteers this week came from: Bluffton, Bradford, Cissna Park, Eureka, Indianapolis, Latty, Milford, Morris, Peachtree City, Peoria, Princeville, Remington, Silverton, Tremont, Washington, Wolcott

    Dishwashing time in the kitchen

    There is enough energy left at the end of the day to still play games

    Finishing drywall at Barbara's new home

    Scripture written in concrete prior to flooring

    Flooring crew finishing a corner at Sergio & Alma's house

    New kitchen being installed for Chester & Pam

    Traversing the mud has been a constant battle at Anesse's new home

    Installing drywall up high in tight quarters

    Starting the decking on Anesse's front porch

    Receiving instructions from the construction leader

    Evening sing-a-long

    Work crew enjoying a Chick-fil-A lunch that Alma provided in her home

    Giving thanks for our many blessings

    Building relationships at Sergio and Alma's house

    Feeding the insulation blower at Linda's new home

    Gathering in the "Wednesday Room", preparing for dinner and church services on Wednesday evening

    Explaining the characteristics of a "Titus 2 church" on Wednesday evening

    Going through the breakfast line prior to starting the day's work

  • Week 4

    Weekly volunteers came from: Akron, Bern, Bluffton, Congerville, Detroit, Forrest, Gridley, Junction, Kansas City, Lamont-Gridley, Mansfield, Morton, Princeville, Rittman, Sabetha, Smithville, Tremont, West Bend

    Washing vehicle on a Saturday morning

    Sharing the gospel and a prayer at a roadside in Hardin County Texas

    Lots of activity in the kitchen

    Installing drywall at Nadine's new home

    Fresh coat of paint at Lonnie & Pam's house

    Accuracy is critical while installing new cabinets at Mark & Esther's house

    Unloading another load of trim at the Paint & Trim Shop

    Installing the electrical panel at Linda's new home

    Signs of spring in Southeast Texas

    Taking advantage of a beautiful day to pour concrete footings at Jason & Megan's new home

    Thankful for HarvestCall equipment that saves manual labor

    Windows going in Linda's new home

    Closing in the last open spaces on Linda's new home

    Learning new skills under the watchful eyes of the mentor

    Homeowner Jason and his mother sharing root beer floats with the volunteers

    Up high installing the soffit on Nadine's new home

    Lots of different activity at Nadine's new home

    Playing the old pump organ that homeowner Gary saved from the flood waters

    Flooring teamwork at Lonnie & Pam's home

  • Week 3

    Volunteers this week came from: Bluffton, Eureka, Fairbury, Forrest, Junction, Latty, Leo, Morton, Prescott, Princeville, Rittman, Tremont, and Washington

    Refrigerator stocked for a new week

    Teamwork including homeowner Gary installing new kitchen cabinets

    Installing sub-floor at Linda's new home

    Walls going up on Annese's new home

    Painting trim at the Paint & Trim Shop

    Drywall finishing at Lonnie & Pam's home

    Cleaning windows at Gary's house

    Framing interior walls at Linda's new home

    Kitchen ladies singing their "song"

    Installing flooring at Gary's house

    Sharing family time in the kitchen

    Evening relaxation time with a puzzle

    Teamwork is critical in getting things accomplished

    Serving another delicious dessert for the evening meal

    Homeowner Nadine thanking the HarvestCall volunteers for the progress on her new home

    Packing the day's lunch before breakfast

    Sharing a laugh while doing the dishes

    Volunteers write encouragement on posters and Bibles for the homeowners

    Cleaning up drywall finishing tools at the end of a successful day

    Insulating the walls at Barbara's new home

    Embedding our project's theme verse in the walls at Barbara's new home

  • Week 2

    Weekly volunteers came from: Bloomfield, Bloomington, Bluffton, Detroit, Fairbury, Junction, Mansfield, Milford, Morton, Princeville, Rockville, Silverton, Tremont, Washington

    Starting each week with a Sunday morning devotion with the long term staff

    Singing a few hymns after dinner each evening

    Thankful for our wonderful facility and beautiful weather in Kountze Texas

    Our cooks are wonderful at keeping the volunteers fed after a busy day of working

    View from upstairs as volunteers share their day's experiences

    Material storage and staging in sea containers at the church

    Discussing future plans and strategy with our partner in Hardin County Texas

    Clearing the lot in preparation of building Jason & Megan's new home

    Finishing a counter top challenge at Cindy's house

    Setting the first truss at Nadine's new home

    Kitchen ladies delivering root beer floats on site to the work teams

    Root beer float break for the crew framing Barbara's new home

    Homeowner relationships being built

    Finishing the roof on Nadine's new home

    Sharing the gospel with Nadine's neighbors

    Teamwork installing flooring at Sherman's house

    Putting in the foundation of Linda's new home

    Nadine with her work team

  • Week 1

    Week 1 volunteers came from: Bradford, Columbus, Congerville, Detroit, Eureka, Fairbury, Forrest, Princeville, Tremont, Washington.

    Laying the first cornerstone of Nadine's new home.

    Upside down shed resulting from the flood waters

    Preparing meals for 67 volunteers is an all-day job

    The paint & trim shop was a very active site this week

    Installing trim at Cindy's house

     Homeowner Gary sharing the story of the 10 lepers at the Wednesday night church service

    Repairing walls at Sherman's house

    Hooking up the new kitchen sink at Sherman's house

    Finishing drywall at Esther's house

    Many hands helped made the painting a huge success

    Pouring concrete footings for a new home

    Took advantage of an empty bus coming to Texas and filled it with supplies from Midwest Food Bank

    Inside of the bus filled with chips and paper products

    Volunteers organizing and stacking supplies from the bus into the gym

    Installing laminate flooring at Betty's house

    All the painters at Gary's house received roses from him

    Josh 24:15 etched in stone at Barbara's new house

    Experienced leaders teaching the next generation

    Enjoying lunch at a nearby park on a beautiful day

  • Prep Week

    Volunteers dedicated to spending three months helping Hardin County Texas Hurricane Harvey victims recover

    Theme verse for the 2019 Hardin County Texas project

    Organizational meeting with our Hardin County Long Term Recovery partners and HarvestCall construction leaders

    Setting up refrigeration in preparation for feeding volunteers

    Organizing the kitchen

    Moving 40 bed frames to the second floor volunteer dorm rooms

    Thankful for strong, willing volunteers

    Assembling the new HarvestCall Cookbooks

    Walking in the Light in Hardin County Texas

    Innovative method of moving 40 mattresses to the second floor dorm rooms

    Job Board serves as our "Command Center"

    Organizing the pantry in the kitchen trailer

    Sea containers for storage and staging material

    Identifying the puzzle pieces needed to assemble 20 bunk beds

    Thanks to our generous donors who have provided living facilities for our long-term volunteers

    In spite of several inches of rain on Wednesday and Thursday, footings were formed for Nadine's new house on Friday

    Ensuring that the footings for Nadine's new home are square and level

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