We picked out our countertops this morning and made a stop at the house to check out the progress. The kitchen cabinets are in, and the fireplace is bricked!
I have to say, we have the best guys working on our home. ❤️ 


We made our weekly trip to the house, but we didn’t get to clean— because the guys of Bender Remodeling were busy bees getting things done! 👊🏼

• Floors are making their way through the house. 
• Interior doors and trim were on the docket today. 
• Kitchen cabinets get installed Monday.

So many neighbors were also at their homes today. It felt like home again as we were able to chat with them as the kids played with their friends. ❤️

#hurricaneflorence #homerebuild #encstrong

Sheetrock is coming along!

I feel like we are finally making some progress on the house rebuild….things have been happening, they’re just not always super visible. But insulation is in the walls, hvac is getting done today, and Sheetrock will be coming up next! We are so very thankful we have a home to stay in for the next couple of months, but we are oh so eager to get back into our home. ❤️

#thosebenderkids #homesweethome #hurricaneflorence #benderhomerebuild

Just a little bit of “home” left at my home. These last few weeks have been a whirlwind, yet feel like years. So many lives affected by Hurricane Florence. We’ve cleaned out and cleaned up, thanks to so many amazing volunteers. Now we rebuild.

#hurricaneflorence #floodvictims #tomorrowisanewday

Several men from First Baptist Camden worked houses in Pollocksville today along with a team of men from LA. Thank y’all so much for your servant’s hearts!

Jake was able to get inside the house yesterday and do a quick assessment. Water is still too high to get in without a boat, so cleanup will wait to hopefully this evening 🤞🏼 or tomorrow. It’s amazing how the flood waters pick up such heavy pieces of furniture and tosses it about. Waters went up to around 4.5 feet throughout the house.