Urgent Call to Action!
This was received today from Tim Goodnow of the Dog Soldiers assisting with Conrad's Shed Project:
"FEMA has committed to the Pearlington area, 50-75 trailers that each require a shallow well pump and the manpower to install it when the trailer is set. After speaking with Conrad and Luke today on site, the following describes what we can do to help:
1 - Find pumps and get them to Pearlington ASAP.
2 - Send workers to help install the pumps over the next 15 days.
3 - Send cash to Conrad who will buy the pumps at the local Home Depot and Lowe’s.
4 - Pass this information on to whoever may be able to secure the pumps and deliver them to the site, the Elementary School.
The pump is called a “3/4 horse - shallow well pump” and has a bladder tank that holds approximately 42 gallons. The best configuration is to have the pump mount on top of the tank.
Eileen, will you forward a photo of these pumps, to all?
Terry Collins, who inspects the lot site prior to the trailer being set, said that the contractors who set the trailers will be moved to another area of the coast, if there are not enough pumps. They will not set the trailer if there is not a pump to hook up. People not receiving a trailer this year will be put back on the list for after January 1st.
You may call Conrad directly about this, or me. Conrad’s cell is 504-314-5696.
Conrad is temporarily working on the pumps until we can get enough manpower and resources in place. When there is certainty that the flow of trailers will not stop, he will then go back to our Shed Project.
Best to you all,
Let's see what we can do to resolve this situation. If it can be done, we can do it!