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Calling for contractors, help needed in Haiti

The Daily Grommet team has shared with you a sewing cooperative in Haiti, a  portable heathcare delivery system bound for Haiti and several other philanthropic Grommets that you all warmly embraced. That is why when we got an email about physical volunteers needed in Haiti- we knew we had to share the information with you. Read on to learn what help is needed and how you can assist.

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My name is Michele Boston and I am Executive Director of No Time For Poverty, a St. Paul, MN based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a program of comprehensive medical care to the southwest region of Haiti.  Specifically this summer we will be completing our 8370 sq. foot pediatric medical clinic for children ages one day to 16.  We expect it to be the first medical facility to open in Haiti since the earthquake. In accompaniment of our clinic is a comprehensive community outreach program addressing the preventative needs of children ages one day to five years.  No Time For Poverty has been working in Haiti for the past six years.  We have a well developed infrastructure and an excellent reputation. 

 We need volunteers in the following areas to come to Port Salut , Haiti , and work for 7 to 14 days on our children’s clinic. Volunteers are needed beginning June 27th and thereafter throughout the summer.

Electrical wall rough-in - Last week in June or right after July 4th.

One electrician and one assistant (or additional electrician) needed.
This will involve installation of flexible plastic conduit and electrical boxes into the panel walls.  Plumbing will be with PEX and clamp-ring connections for supply piping and PVC for waste. All in ground plumbing is now complete. Once this is completed we will plaster the interior walls while the roof trusses are going up. (one week estimated).

Then approximately the second week in July we will rough-in the ceiling electrical and pull wire. Two electricians and two or three assistants needed. (10-14 days estimated).

Plumbing rough-in  - Second week of July.

Two plumbers needed. Plumbing will be with PEX and clamp-ring connections for supply piping and PVC for waste. All in ground plumbing is now complete. Once this is completed we will plaster the interior walls. (one week estimated).

Carpenters for roof framing crew - last week of June or right after July 4th.

Two carpenters and 2-4 assistants (or carpenters) needed.
This will involve building light weight metal trusses on site and setting of these trusses on the Clinic walls. The truss members are cut from c-studs and attached with prefabricated/pre-punched metal truss plates connected with tech screws. Trusses are then strapped to a metal top plate (attached to the walls with a threaded rod embed). This is a hip roof covering a 8,500 sq. ft. building. (14 days estimated). 

Carpenters for window/door installation - Last week of June or right after July 4th.

Two carpenters and 2 assistants needed. These are to be installed into the panel walls with metal embeds, cemented in, and metal door frames (interior only) to be filled with grout half way up. (7-10 days).
 
Then approximately the third week in July we will install the roof insulation and metal roofing. Two carpenters and 2-4 assistants (or carpenters) needed.
This will involve placing a reflective foil product over hat channel (already installed with the trusses) and then attaching 260 metal roofing  sheets to the hat channel with gasketed tech screws. The metal sheets are 33" X 16'-0". (14 days estimated)

Carpenters for ceiling metal lath installation – Third week of July 

Two carpenters and 2 assistants needed.
This will involve installing high-rib metal lath to the under side of the trusses with tech screws. (7 days estimated).

Plasterers for finish Portland plaster ceilings - Last week of July

Four to six Plasterers.  Portland plaster to be placed over the high-rib metal lath by hauk and trowel method (9'-8" high ceilings).The mix would be 1-part Portland , (4) parts sand probably with an add-mix plasticizer. (7-10 days estimated).

Painting of Interior Ceilings and walls - Second week of August.

One Painter and two assistants. Ceilings will be sprayed with Dryfall. Walls will be sprayed and back-rolled with primer. (7-10 days).

NOTE: Floor tile by Haitians will start second or third week in August.

Painting of Exterior walls - Second week of August.

One Painter and two assistants.

Walls will be sprayed and back-rolled with elastomeric. Two color scheme, two coats. (one week estimated).

Finish Electrical -Third or fourth week of August.

Two electricians and two assistants needed. (one week estimated).

Finish Plumbing - Third or fourth week of August.

Two plumbers needed. (one week estimated).

Final paint coat by NTFP volunteers - First week of September.

(one week estimated).

The cost of a 7 to 10 day trip is approximately $1,500.00. 

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please give us a call at 651-714-6359, or send an email to [email protected].  You can also learn more about No Time For Poverty by visiting our website at www.notimeforpoverty.org.

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