After the storm hit, we erected two Quonset huts on our church property. You can see a picture from October 22, 2005. At that time we had no other choice than to clear a spot the best we could and lay them out on a dead plot of grass in the middle of our cemetery. Since then we have established a camp site around them where literally thousands of volunteers have come to stay, work, and minister to our storm ravaged community. We have used the huts for church services, sleeping volunteers, a makeshift office, storing donations, sorting contributions, basing the Christmas gift operations, housing the distribution center and all sorts of other things.
After 28 months of continual rugged use, the floors have begun to give way. Over the past few weeks volunteers built, and painted new floor sections. Last week we removed the old floor out of the one on the right and replaced it with the new floor. this time we were able to set the hut on concrete blocks to keep it out of the moisture. Lord willing, this set up will suffice for the foreseeable future. In the next few weeks we plan to do the same with the hut on the left.