New Update of Recovery

· Over 5000 Volunteers: over 45,000 man hours
· 20 structures demolished
· 12 houses roofed
· 9 houses completely renovated
· 4 more houses finished this week (weather permitting)
· Money spent – $33,387.76
· Over $2.5 million saved

Current Needs – We presently have 2 houses that need one day’s worth of roofing work. Not everybody has to be experienced. We need one person that would be able to tell the other folks what to do.
If your church can adopt a family or a project it would be great. Contact Doug Harris at 770-861-9845 or Mike Abernathy at 770-548-5381 for details. This is a great local mission project. We are seeing people saved.

Bartow Recovery Report

Bartow Recovery Report
January 30—February 11, 2013

Bartow Recovery is a government sanctioned and recognized local Disaster Response Team in Bartow County. Our assignment, (per Bartow County Government) is to mobilize the Christian Community and others in Bartow County to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those impacted by disasters locally. This report is to clearly and concisely communicate what has been done and to serve as transparent accountability of our work.

Intermediate Response – First 12 Days
The Recovery Work –
• 467 structures assessed
• 71 roofs were temporarily covered
• 96 open jobs on structures to include moderate to major damage
• 10 structures were demolished, 5 pending
• On Saturday, February 2nd 177 chain saws and over 1200 volunteers cleared debris
• 818 Loads of debris were cleared and removed equaling over 300 tons (600,000 lbs.) of debris.
• Volunteers focused on clearing debris from roadways, residential structures, yards, covering
roofs, etc.
• Volunteers also focused on ministering to those recovering from the disaster, meeting their
physical, emotional and spiritual needs. These needs included housing, food, clothing, gift cards and etc. An example is more than 10,000 meals were served from January 30—February 11, 2013

The Recovery Volunteer Force—
• Over 3255 volunteers managed (Through Feb. 11) plus members of Team Rubicon

The Recovery Costs—
• More than $5,000 has been given out to the community
• More than $15,000 was spent on building material, supplies, tools, etc.
• Over 39,050 volunteer hours given (Averaged 12 hrs. per volunteer) at $20.00/hr per FEMA
For a total savings of $781,200.00
• Incident Management Team Costs:
Cost of saving to the State of Georgia by RUBICON is approximately $400,000

Please know that churches have done more than what is on this sheet. Many of the Adairsville churches, like Livingway Community Church, North Pointe and others, have done a tremendous amount and not all of their numbers are included in this report.

Intermediate Response— Now
Since the clearing of debris in the first phase of recovery, Bartow Recovery is presently focusing on helping individual families, especially those without insurance. Structures for each family have been re-assessed to identify needs and the best way families can be helped. The focus of the response now is repairing homes so that families can fully occupy their dwelling. A contractor has gone to each structure and made a list of materials to fix each house. Materials have been purchased through donations and are staged in a building (donated space). Volunteers come in, pick up their assignment, take the material and go do the work. When they have completed the work, they report back to us and that house is checked off. There are a number of structures like this to be completed.

Many are wondering where the people are coming from to repair these homes. Two different places are generating volunteers. One is local. We are in the process of assigning local churches to individual families. Each church can work with a person/family on a variety of needs. Second, we have volunteers coming from the outside. Places for volunteers from outside the county to stay have been given to us free. They take an assignment and complete the work. It is an incredible thing to watch all of this – where good organization and big hearts and helping hands come together to make a difference.

Doug Harris and Mike Abernathy are coordinating the intermediate response.

Long-Term Response — Future
We have a number of homes and a church that was completely destroyed. We are working diligently to make plans to rebuild. This will take a much longer time and will require a great deal of planning and financing.

We are back after the weather delay

We are back to work this saturday, February 16. We are meeting again at 8:00 AM at Adairsville Church of God to organize and hand out assignments. We are going to need some people with front-end loaders, dump trucks, bobcats and heavy equipment operators. We are also going to need skilled construction workers with tools. We are starting the process of rebuilding. We will have teams patching roofs, fixing windows, re-attaching siding, etc… Just some food for thought, since the tornado, we have had over 2,400 volunteers come through and give up their time to help with the recovery efforts in Adairsville.

Weather Delay

We are suspending work in Adairsville for the next couple of day due to weather. We are seeing rain in our forecast and we think it would be better to let it stop and get out before we work again. Stay tuned for when we will resume our recovery efforts.

Thanks for your understanding!

Another Work Weekend

Everyone, we will be working again this weekend. Check in/Registration will start at 8:00 AM at Adairsville Church of God. We are going to try and finish the debris clean up and send out assessment teams to the area. We have some heavy equipment that just need equipment operators. If you are free anytime this weekend would appreciate your help. As of right now we have already had 2,200 people come through and help us clean up from the tornado disaster in Adairsville.