On March 31st April 4th, Steve Shirley and a bus load of volunteers with 19 Bible School students, Pastors and members traveled to Haiti to rebuild the first phase of the walls that had fallen in the Quake. Over 600 linear ft of them fell during the earthquake in January and there is no security at the compound. They took 100 4 foot x 8 foot foam panels with welded wire mesh on each side and 1000 bags of 94 lb special cement/sand mix already prepared from the local cement company here in Santo Domingo for the first phase.

First they cleaned off the old footing and dug 2 foot deep holes every 12′ to place columns. Each column was made of 2 pieces of 2.5″ by 2.5″ angle iron welded together in a z form. In 4 days they were able to put up 228′ feet and plaster both sides of the walls. The next phase is approximately 400′. If you would like to help, contact Steve at UPCDR@hotmail.com  or visit his website at www.shirleysdr.com .

Ron Brian is the missionary living on site and supervising the rebuilding if you would like more information you can contact him at rbrian5179@aol.com

We have been following the construction of  SCIP panel home in the Emmedue page. The panels are one of the most efficient building systems we have looked at.

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