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Icy, flooded road with partially submerged car and water rescue team transporting pets

Psychological First Aid and Resilience for Families, Friends & Neighbors – Free Red Cross Class

Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and wildfires happen regularly and will continue into the future. You’ve probably build a basic emergency supply kit so you are prepared physically in the event of a disaster with water, extra medicines, batteries, maybe a radio. But what about preparing mentally? Here is an opportunity to build your …

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Weekly Report 2.05.20

Construction A Mennonite crew is completing the rough construction work (vapor barrier, paneling, etc.) on the building under construction. The interior will be ready for paint in the next day or two. Future work includes solar system, flooring, trim, lighting install, and other finish work. Volunteers will be needed for this work. Donations Roofing Materials …

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Weekly Report 1.23.20

Construction After several weeks of bitter cold and minimal volunteer construction assistance, our Construction Manager resigned. The executive team will review the job description, local skilled worker capabilities and investigate alternatives including the Mennonite Disaster Service. The building currently under construction is ready for windows, vapor barriers, paneling, and other rough construction items. Volunteers will …

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Weekly Report 1.08.20

Construction Team Construction continues on one home with walls and roof erected however it is very slow with -30F temperatures and no relief in the forecast for the next several days. Volunteers will be needed for interior finish work like paint and flooring installation and some electrical work. Please contact us if you are interested: …

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Weekly Report 12.18.19

Case Management Our Case Management Supervisor has completed the disaster recovery training from United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and has a training workshop scheduled with volunteer Case Managers to review goals, guidelines and team strengths and weaknesses. Case Management services are being transferred from United Way in Palmer to local volunteer case managers. We …

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construction of new home for a mckinley fire survivor

Weekly Report 12.11.19

Construction Despite the recent snowfall, the Construction Management team was able to clear a building site and have materials delivered. Construction of this home is taking place on-site, eliminating building transportation costs. Thank you to Doug Moore with Moore’s Hardware for the many hours of dozer work donated to recovery efforts and discounts on building …

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Building site covered in snow with sun setting

Weekly Report 12/4/19

Deep, heavy, wet snowfall this week slowed construction projects and made onsite outreach a challenge but work behind the scenes continues. Contacts for construction material donations and transportation are being investigated. A tour of the Fish Lake storage facility is scheduled for next week and agreement details are expected to be finalized shortly thereafter. With …

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Weekly Report 11.27.19

New Case Management Supervisor Selected Shannon MacDonald joins the MFLTRG as our Case Management Supervisor. She is a local resident with a B.S. in Social Work and brings six years of Patient Advocacy experience to the group. Her knowledge of available resources, community connections and social work experience is an asset to the recovery group. …

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semi truck with excavator loading debris for salvage

Weekly Report – 11.20.19

Construction Management Chair Jason Crockett from Willow joined the MFLTRG and will lead the Construction Management team. He brings decades of construction experience, knowledge of Upper Susitna community, weather, construction site challenges and a network of construction professionals to work with. Clean up progress despite icy weather and roads Debris clean up crews progressed south …

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