Wednesday, September 29, 2010

We Need Your Photos!

Do you have pictures from your trip to Galveston?

You know, the ones with your team standing around for the proverbial group shot. Or just a few of you and your friends having fun.

Send them to us at

We are in the process of making a video and we want your photos to add to our collection.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Gerald Officially Moves Home

After his home blessing last week, and a few final touches, Gerald is now officially home. Maggie gave him his keys this afternoon.

Gerald is extremely grateful for all the work done by volunteers and staff. And he is especially thankful that someone found his "Joy of Cooking" cookbook. Now, he says, his son can come down and cook with him, which is something he has been unable to do for two years. His daughter is also very excited about her bright green room.

Below are a couple before and after shots. Visit to view more.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Where has the time gone?

We're approaching the end of September. Can you believe it? It seems like we just started summer!

At least October will bring some great weather. Locals in Galveston claim it is the best month of the year. So why don't you come down and visit us? Take a break, sit on the beach... and work hard all day helping move a displaced homeowner back home! Its so rewarding.

Come to Galveston soon!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Pair of Blessings

Monday, in recognition of the anniversary of Hurricane Ike, TEDRD held 2 house blessings for homeowners Henry and Gerald.
After a hard days work by volunteers, everyone gathered to bless the homes that are almost completed.

First, Henry's home was blessed by Father Paul Wehner of Grace Episcopal, Galveston. Then everyone headed over to Gerald's house to offer his home a blessing as well.

Both homeowners were very thankful to all of the volunteers and staff that worked to get their homes finished. It has been over 2 years since either of these men have been able to return home, but their time has finally come.

More photos can be seen on Facebook!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Working Away

After a short break, TEDRD has been back in force for 2 weeks now, working on several homes in Galveston. Last week, ALERT Academy joined us for a solid week of work. And this week, St. Mary's - Cypress has been working hard. Thanks guys!

Don't forget about our September 13th Ike Anniversary Celebration of Progress. We'll be working from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Then we will start 2 house blessings!

Hope you can make it!

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