Shalom Builders

Shalom Builders – the new Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery initiative – aims to mobilize trained and equipped construction workers to areas affected by disaster. Our goal is to continue rebuilding until God’s shalom, or God’s wholeness, returns to the affected area. We currently have a number of projects needing volunteers in Austin, TX, West, TX, and Eagle Pass, TX.


Gerald Davis
(214) 887-5382

West, TX

Contrary to the negative media relating to the recovery efforts in West, progress is being made as residents of West, with the help of volunteers, are rebuilding their homes and lives after the fertilizer plant explosion. Shalom Builders have joined with the Long Term Recovery Team and First Baptist West in rebuilding homes and the community. Listed below are current projects. More skilled volunteers with building experience are needed to help complete these and other identified projects. April 17th marked the one year anniversary of the disaster and many families are anxious to get back into their homes and their lives back to normal.

Austin and Eagle Pass, TX

Many Texas residents are still living in substandard housing caused by floods last year in both Austin and Eagle Pass. Skilled builders are needed.

Shalom Builders has a conference call each Friday, from 12 PM to 1 PM. The call is free and presents the opportunity to review current projects and update volunteers and project leaders on the status of each project. Join us at this number: (218) 548-1855 and use this access code: 317788#.

Please contact Gerald Davis either on the conference call or at (214) 924-6401 before you begin working on any of the projects below. Volunteers over the age of 18 need to complete a background check and be credentialed before volunteering with TBDR or the Shalom Builders. Gerald can help you with that process.

If you are interested in participating in any of these projects, please join our network.

Shalom Builders Network


Austin, TX

Overview

8 projects identified
2 projects completed
9 volunteers
36 volunteer hours
324 total volunteer hours
Austin Project Sign Up Austin Project: PDF
A004 First Independent Baptist
  • 9ft of water throughout church
  • Church walls and ceiling are gutted
  • Underinsured
Still need to:
  • Install 6” metal studs for the interior walls of the church
  • Tape, bed, float, paint and trim

Skilled volunteers needed

A007 Button Bush Street
  • Homeowner has permits
  • No insurance
Still need to:
  • Complete sheet-rock throughout home
  • Tape, bed, float, paint and trim
  • Lay ceramic flooring (owner has ceramic tile)
A008 Onion Creek Street
  • Need materials and permits
  • No insurance
Still need to:
  • Help with bathroom install

A009 Quicksilver Street
  • Need materials and permits
  • No insurance
Still need to:
  • Help with fence repair

A010 Bluff Springs Road
  • Need materials and permits
  • No insurance
Still need to:
  • Help with fence repair

A011 Lady Bug Street
  • Need materials and permits
  • No insurance
Still need to:
  • Help with fence repair/replacement

Lodging

Manchaca Baptist Church
Address: 1215 FM 1626, Manchaca, TX 78652
Contact: Lisa, (512) 282-0875
A kitchen is available with both a stove and a refrigerator. A donation to cover use of electricity and water will be accepted.

La Quinta Inn & Suites | $79 per night (except for block-outs)
Address: 4200 1-35 S, Austin, TX 78745
Contact: Adam Safadi, (512) 443-1774

Holiday Inn Express & Suites | $75 per night
Address: 15295 Ih 35, Buda, TX 78610
Contact: Raj Patel, (512) 295-8040

Note: Groups are responsible for making their own lodging reservations and providing their own food.

West, TX

Overview

6 projects identified
West Project Sign Up West Project: PDF
W002 N. Reagan: A
  • Home has been demolished, will rebuild
  • Need supplies/framing materials
  • Underinsured



Still need to:
  • Frame
  • Roofing
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • AC/HVAC
  • Landscape
W003 N. Reagan: B
  • Home has been demolished, will rebuild
  • Need supplies/framing material
  • Underinsured
W004 N. Reagan: C
  • Home needs renovation (inside)
  • Need supplies/materials
  • Underinsured


Assessment is complete:
  • Long Term Recovery and FBC West are overseeing the project
    and can use volunteer help
  • South Texas Assoc. has also adopted this project
  • Need skilled volunteers to tape, bed, trim and paint
W005 N. College: A
  • Need supplies
  • Home needs to be demolished, will rebuild
  • No insurance
  • Widow
Assessment is underway





W006 N. College: B
  • Need supplies
  • Home needs to be demolished, will rebuild
  • No Insurance
  • Widow
Assessment is underway





W007 Marable Street
  • Need supplies
  • Home needs to be demolished, will rebuild
  • Underinsured
  • Widow



Still need to:
  • Clean out additional storage space
  • Frame
  • Roofing
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • AC/HVAC
  • Landscape

Lodging

Day Spring Camp
Address: 5882 Rogers Hill Rd., West, TX
Contact: Lori Wymore, (254) 722-5442
Self-serve kitchen facilities are available

Note: Groups are responsible for making their own lodging reservations and providing their own food.

EP001 2554 Barrera Street
  • 6 ft of water throughout the home
  • No Insurance
Still need to:
  • Replace sheetrock throughout home
  • Tape, bed, float, paint, and trim
  • Check electrical outlets and replace faulty ones
  • Install new roof
  • Replace some doors
EP002 1210 Bartica Street – No Insurance Assessment is complete. Still need to: – Replace sheetrock throughout home – Tape, bed, float, paint, and trim – Check electrical outlets and replace faulty ones
EP003 464 Alamo Street – No Insurance Small Job: – Replace sheetrock in bathroom- Tape, bed, float, paint, and trim
EP004 1362 Becos – Need to demolish home and rebuild – No Insurance Still need to: – Frame – Install roof – Electrical and plumbing – AC / HVAC
EP005 Haciendita Rd – Identified by Long Term Recovery Team – No Insurance Home needs everything: – Mud/Muck Out – De-Sanitize – Sheetrock – Insulate, tape, bed, paint
EP006 Concho Street – Identified by Long Term Recovery Team – No Insurance Home needs: – Tape / Bed / Float/ Paint
EP007 Mack Street – Identified by Long Term Recovery Team – No Insurance Home needs: – Tape / Bed / Float/ Paint – Ceiling Installation
EP008 Medina Street – Identified by Long Term Recovery Team – No Insurance Home needs: – Siding – Tape / Bed / Float/ Paint
EP009 Rafael Street – Identified by Long Term Recovery Team – No Insurance Home needs: – Tape / Bed / Float/ Paint
EP010 Old Pioneer Rd. – Identified by Long Term Recovery Team – No Insurance Home needs: – Tape / Bed / Float/ Paint
EP011 Diaz Street – Identified by Long Term Recovery Team – No Insurance Home needs everything: – Mud/Muck Out – De-Sanitize – Install door frames – Sheetrock – Insulate, tape, bed, paint
EP012 Linares Avenue – Identified by Long Term Recovery Team – No Insurance Home needs everything: – Roof Repair / Replacement – Mud/Muck Out – De-Sanitize – Sheetrock – Insulate, tape, bed, paint
EP013 Mariza Street – Identified by Long Term Recovery Team – No Insurance Home needs everything: – Mud/Muck Out – De-Sanitize – 2 × 4 Replacement – Sheetrock – Insulate, tape, bed, paint