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Definition of Muck and Gut: (A short Name for a lot of work)

Water is pumped and vacuum out. All movables are removed form flooded house, furniture, clothes and appliances. Drywall is torn out 2 feet above water line. If 4 feet of water or more total, we rip out of all the drywall, insulation, and everything left behind. Numerous floor fans and large 36-inch-high velocity fans along with dehumidifiers are used to dry the house. We do have one special trailer with a furnace backs up and blows super-heated air to dry house in 24 hours. Sometimes we spray with mold agents depending on resources 

Summary Deployments For Last 3 Years

Hurricane Florence; North Carolina and Virginia; Muck and Gut flooded homes and chain saw crews 2 trailers and several rotating in and out of disaster zone. Teams left North Caroline and traveled straight to Panama City. 

Flooding MD – Elliott City; Muck and Gut flooded homes, carried and placed water damaged furniture and debris along side of the curb for by County pickup. 

Tornado MD – Mt. Airy; Working with local Rotarians from Mt. Airy Rotary club 3 teams of volunteers chain-sawed, cut up fallen trees, stacked at curb-side for county pickup. 

Flooding WV – Harmon and Petersburg WV; Muck and Gut and Water Filtration, furniture/ mattress removal, debris cleaning, moving debris from back to front (road side), four houses in a row. 

Tropical Storm (Barry) – Louisiana; Disaster aid USA donated over 500 life jackets to Cajun Navy. Rescue Boat deployed to Youngsville and Gillis LA Trailers and Volunteers predeployed in 3 Loactions across LA

Flooding Louisiana – Denham Spring; Muck and Gut and Water Filtration also provided Grants for local Rotary club’s projects for those affected.

Hurricane Harvey – Houston TX, Beaumont TX, Orange TX, & Lake Charles LA; Boat rescues, Chain Saw Crews, Water Filtration for residents and first responders. Muck and Gut homes in 3 cities, provided grants for Rotary clubs to rebuild libraries, homes, community outreach programs. Distributed 2000 lbs. of mosquito spray, taught local Rotary clubs how to Muck and Gut houses and managed 6 teams of volunteers for 4 months demoing and rebuilding homes. 4 trailers and a boat deployed.

Flooding WV – Richwood, Hundred, WV; Muck and Gut flooded homes, 3 teams, 2 trailers. Provided and served over 2,000 meals to victims of the flooding and volunteers. 

Mud Slides California – Northern California; Worked with Local Rotary Clubs and “The Bucket Brigade” to clean, Muck and Gut homes and help survivors return to homes.

Hawaii Mudslides and Volcano – Hilo & Kauai; Provided Tents for those who lost their homes worked in coordination with Rotarian in Hawaii and Disaster Aid Canada.

Hurricane Maria – Puerto Rico; Water filtration after Hurricane provide over 1500 family water filtration systems and 10 large facility water filtration systems to remote areas where other NGO were not servicing. The larger systems went in community centers churches, and schools.

Hurricane Maria – Haiti; Provide locally sourced home repair kits which included tin roofing materials, hammer ,nails, plywood etc. for survivors to rebuild and stay at home. Provided water filtration systems for those families.

Hurricane – Bahamas and Caribbean islands; Shipped tents and water-filters from its warehouse in Lanham, MD to Baltimore. Disaster Aid USA’s Disaster Response Team received shipment and and distributed tents and water filters to affected families.

Hurricane Maria – British Virgin Island; Disaster Aid USA’s Disaster Response Team did an assessment, tents not best option. Provided a grant for local Rotary Clubs to secure locally sourced Tin Roofing for 50 houses.

Hurricane Florence – Panama City, FL Chains Crews, 4 trailers and numerous teams rotating in and out of disaster zone for 4 months. managed Volunteers from California, Ohio, Missouri, and even Canada. Also provide a Shower trailer for first responders and volunteers, in joint work with South LA Rotary club. 

Tornadoes Ohio – Beaver-Creek, Ohio Volunteers are working with the Operation Blessing volunteers. Work assignments were given out to the volunteers each morning by Operation Blessing at 8:00am at the Dayton Vineyard Church 4051 Indian Ripple Road, Beaver Creek, Ohio 45429.

Tornadoes Louisiana – Ruston LA Chain Saw Crews removed fallen trees from homes and yards and placed on curbs for pick-up.

Flooding Missouri – DAUSA managed a point of distribution for FEMA. 

Flooding Louisiana – Denham Spring; Muck and Gut and Water Filtration also provided Grants for local Rotary club’s projects for those affected.

Hurricane Harvey – Houston TX, Beaumont TX, Orange TX, & Lake Charles LA; Boat rescues, Chain Saw Crews, Water Filtration for residents and first responders. Muck and Gut homes in 3 cities, provided grants for Rotary clubs to rebuild libraries, homes, community outreach programs. Distributed 2000 lbs. of Mosquito spray, Taught Local Rotary clubs how to Muck and gut houses and managed 6 teams of volunteers for 4 months demoing and rebuilding homes. 4 trailers and a boat deployed.

Flooding West Virginia – Richwood; Muck and Gut flooded homes, 3 teams, 2 trailers. Provided and served over 2,000.00 meals to victims of the flooding and volunteers.

Hurricane Florence – N. Carolina & Virginia; Muck and Gut flooded homes and chain saw crews 2 trailers and several rotating in and out of disaster zone. Teams left North Carolina and traveled straight to Panama City. 


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