2009

Outbound Servants Prep For HFH Kurt Warner Blitz Build in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

When flooding hit eastern Iowa in 2009, our name changed from the Southbound Servants to its current Outbound Servants. 

Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Outbound Servants volunteers participated the week prior to the Kurt Warner Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Fourteen volunteers worked three days to frame basement walls, built storage shelves, set the main beams, set floor joists, laid and hand-nailed plywood subflooring, getting the 19th and 20th basements ready for the 20-home Blitz Build scheduled for the following week. And also built 44 saw horses and six decks! All in preparation for the 500 AmeriCorps volunteers arriving for the Blitz. By the end of the next week, these homes were all framed, roofed, sided, with windows and doors installed. Ready to be called “home” by Habitat families.

 

Outbound Servants Build a House in Four Days

Sixteen Outbound Servants from Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa, build a Habitat for Humanity home in Moss Point, Mississippi, in March 2009.  We worked with college students from Regis University, Denver, Colorado.  There were also two AmeriCorps volunteers plus Ken, our Habitat coordinator.  We stayed in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, at Camp Victor.  We also had “Flat Pastor” along with us so you might catch a glimpse of him in a picture or two!

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