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

Disaster Recovery & Development Specialist, Disaster Recovery


(214) 828-5392

West, TX

Thank You Texas Baptists Shalom Builders. Several of the homes in West that were adopted by the Shalom Builders are almost done and are the final stages of being completed. Some of these families are still in need of appliances and furniture. Families can be adopted by contacting the TBDR office via the contact information below. Thanks to the Hope Plantation Turf Company which is located in Bonham, Texas, sod has been donated to cover 5 homes in West.

Over 2,000 Texas Baptist volunteers were involved in the clean-up and demolition phases of the disaster recovery in West. God has been faithful and continues to pour out many blessing on the entire community of West. Praise God for what He has done.

More skilled and experienced volunteers are still needed to assist families in rebuilding their homes, many of which are uninsured or under-insured. TBDR remains in partnership with the Long-term Recovery Team to assist families recovering from the disaster which has lasted over a year and a half.

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 Network

Team leaders, please contact Gerald Davis at (214) 828-5392 to determine what project best fits your group. 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.

Please join our network to begin receiving monthly newsletters that are specific to Shalom Builders Network. Join us at our Shalom Builders Home Rebuild the week of August 9-15, 2015. The rebuild location will be announced soon.


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Austin, TX

Current Projects – November 2014


Case # A004

Independent Baptist Church

Nine ft. of water was throughout the church. The church was under insured.

  • Reconstructing the Worship Center

Still need to:

Install 4,100 ft of flooring in the church auditorium, fellowship hall and foyer. The flooring is described as Vinyl Plank, click and lock, no glue needed flooring.

  • Two Portable Buildings were purchased and placed on property. Portables need to be finished/built-out.

Portable Build work is on hold. Still seeking permits.

  • Finish-out portable buildings #1 & #2. Build walls, make electrical runs, install fixtures, flooring, hang sheet-rock, tape, bed, trim, paint.
  • Dig trenches; install plumbing for the portable buildings.

Case # A008

Onion Creek

  • Homeowner has materials and permits.
  • No Insurance?

Still need to:

Help with build out of the bathroom

Case # A009

Quicksilver

  • Homeowner has materials and permits.
  • No Insurance?

Still need to:

Help with fence repair

Case # A010

Bluff Springs Rd

  • Homeowner has materials and permits.
  • No Insurance?

Still need to:

Help with fence repair

Case # A011

Lady Bug

  • Homeowner has materials and permits.
  • No Insurance?

Still need to:

Help with fence repair


West, TX

Current Projects – November 2014

Case # W002

Homeowner
1506 N. Reagan Street

  • Single Parent, Underinsured

Still need to:

  • Home construction is complete.
  • Home Dedication is scheduled for Nov. 22, 2014.

Case # W005

Homeowner
409 N. College Street

  • Widow, Senior
  • No Insurance

Still need to:

  • Home construction is underway, almost complete.
  • Lay sod, scheduled for Nov. 22, 2014.

Case # W006

Homeowner
500 N. College Street

  • Widow, Senior
  • No Insurance

Still need to:

  • Demolish home and begin construction.

Contact Gerald Davis for more information about any of these projects.

Gerald Davis
Phone: (214) 828-5392
Cell: (214) 924-6401
Email: gerald.davis@texasbaptists.org