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#12623 - 10/21/01 02:18 AM Possible help for Seine Bight, if interested
Marty Offline
Seign Beight is right on the sea shore. Not a good place for one of
these houses.


The GOB has a Bze $12,000 program for a very small concrete
house which might be more suitable.


Alternatively, tell your folks in Seign Beight, to get the village
council chairman to check and see how many of these "roofs"
would be requested. Maybe, by combining other resources through
the Red Cross, for example, we may be able to get strong posts
and siding to complete these houses for folks in the Seign Beight
Area.They sure need the help. I might even be able to contact the
area representative. The request must come from the people of
seign Beight.


If we had say, 10 to build, I believe we could persuade the
Mennonites to help. Or we just provide the roofing and lumber. (To a
suitable person who would see it is properly used.)


I know the village. It is very poor. I saw it after the hurricane.


Look, Get the village council chairman to poll his people. See how
many are required. Get an estimate of a wood cased in 16 X 24
House. Posts, siding etc. Lets see if the village chairman can get
this to me, and together we will try the Red Cross, Politicians etc. I
believe I could get the roof beams and zinc. Please emphasize that
we are providing a basic shelter which the family can build on.
Would that we could do more.


Frank Redmond

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#12624 - 10/21/01 03:53 AM Re: Possible help for Seine Bight, if interested
LV Offline
Frank:

I want to help with such an effort any way I can from Colorado. What do you think the cost per house would be, I assume more than the $800 US you have been doing in Toledo? I would guess the concrete homes to be out of most people's reach in Seine Bight and doubt that money raised to assist them would go very far on that. However, I will also personally donate hurricane ties to make wood structures stronger, if that is what they want to/can build. These are steel straps that connect things together, such as the rafters to the top plate, and are nailed to the wood. It makes a postive connection that can take the flexing joints receive in high winds without falling apart. If the Mennonites do the construction, would they be able to put them on (we talked about this a bit last weekend)? If not, I will try to work with someone locally to put them on after construction, but it would be easier to get them incorporated into the process at the start.

I know some of the Seine Bight residents and have assisted one family there with school tuition for a couple of years. Have been unable to contact anyone there directly to get specific needs, but assume housing is a huge one that most families cannot replace on their own. I would like to help them rebuild any way I can. I will keep trying and as soon as I reach someone there who would work with us on this, I will let you know. Thank you for offering to help Seine Bight with housing. Please e-mail me directly at kalima1@attglobal.net if you want to talk further about this.

Laura

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#12625 - 10/21/01 08:29 PM Re: Possible help for Seine Bight, if interested
Marty Offline
Laura, i will get this to frank pronto. you will hear from him directly. he's in the field though and just checking his email once or twice a day. but you will hear from him.

Marty

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#12626 - 10/21/01 08:30 PM Re: Possible help for Seine Bight, if interested
Marty Offline
and thats $800 Belize dollars per housing unit

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