Posted by: Marcia Davis | May 18, 2014

Batting and Weeding

Insulation batting and drywall materials were delivered this past week, after the foam insulation was sprayed in.

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Then on Saturday, a Michigan AmeriCorps crew of seven people came to Nuestra Casa and installed the insulation batting to prepare for the final steps before drywalling. They are part of the Russ Mawby Signature Service Project, which brings hundreds of AmeriCorps members to one Michigan community for two days of intensive service. By the end of the second day, several projects are completed, visibly demonstrating the power of Michigan’s AmeriCorps members in action.

This crew had the upstairs insulation batting installed within the first two hours of their work day!

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While some worked indoors, others helped remove weeds from the raised garden beds in the back yard, which we hope one day will be plots for a community garden.

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We rely on crew leaders for every work day, like our indefatigable construction leads, Ben Sikkink and Dave De Block. This weekend, we thank Women’s Service Day planning team member and master gardener, Sue Gadbois, and Ros Russell–a Women’s Service Day participant and home improvement wiz–for helping lead the AmeriCorps crew indoors and outside.

Interested in drywalling? Work days are lined up into June. Please contact Women’s Service Day, which is managing construction, at to get involved.


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