Dec 072021

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The annual Restaurant Raffle concluded on Nov 18, 2021. Many of the Omaha members met at Pizza Ranch in Papillion NE.  The names were drawn by Victoria Woods and verified by President Vicki Edwards.


$100 – Amanda Smith Pizza Ranch Certificates

$80 – Will Saucier Pizza Ranch Certificates

$70 – Barb Hellwig Pizza Ranch Certificates

$50 – Lori Holloway Pizza Ranch Certificates

$50 – Vicki Edwards Outback Certificate

ANNOUNCEMENT Pizza Ranch Certificate Winners,

With the closure of the Papillion Pizza Ranch on 24 Nov 2021, Manager Brittiany of the Omaha Pizza Ranch has confirmed that they will accept your certificates.  The Omaha Pizza Ranch is located at 3010 South 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68124, Phone No. 402-934-4888.    Regret this inconvenience; however, the Appalachian Construction Crew was unaware of the closure of the Papillion Pizza Ranch until the day of the closure.

Mar 172018

Hey crew,
Debbe Moreau came up with an idea for a fund raiser and made a tee shirt to sell. (see attached photos) The cost is $20.00 per shirt and I’ve gotta tell you they look really nice (please excuse the bias). All shirts are made of preshrunk cotton. MENS shirts range in size from small- 5XL and the colors are Ash Grey, Sand-Lt brown, White, or Lt Blue. Ash grey is my favorite and is modelled in the picture. WOMENS Sizes range from XS-3XL they run 1 size small but have a tailored neck line and sleeves. The colors available for women are White, Lt Blue, Lt Pink, Mint Green. Women can order the men’s shirt if they like that style better and get it in the Lt Pink and Lt Blue as well.
I would like to get this email out far and wide as possible but I have only a partial list of emails. We will deliver all orders at the build in June. For those not going to the build we will send them back with your states crew or mail them if need be. Remember, need not be a crew member to buy these shirts spouses and friends may like them also.
Marcel Moreau
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ACC womens shirt

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Aug 152020

9803 s. 21 ST CIRCLE
BELLEVUE, NE 68123-2400
13 August 2020
Background: With the outbreak of COVID-19, it is important that we observe safety precautions for this highly
contagious virus for the health of each individual Crew volunteer, as well as, the whole Crew, for our upcoming
deployment from 16 to 30 September 2020, to build a home for the Marler Family of Whitley City, KY.
Pre-Screening of Volunteer’s Health: Before traveling to KY, each volunteer should review their health and check
with a doctor if you have any of the common coronavirus symptoms shown on Attachment (1 ). If a positive virus test
occurs, you need to be quarantined for 14 days and then receive a negative virus test before coming on this deployment.
In addition, volunteers who are 65 years or older or have any underlying conditions (such as respiratory ailments and
diabetes) should seriously consider not coming this year.
Procedures: “Healthy At Work” practices from the Kentucky website are highlighted on
Attachment (2). The following Crew procedures to comply with local requirements will be implemented:
Social Distancing: Efforts will be made to stay 6 feet apart whenever possible, wearing of face masks, and frequent
hand cleaning with Crew provided hand sanitizer. Note the Crew will bring a limited number of 3-ply face masks, so it is
recommended that each volunteer bring their own preferred face masks.
Daily Check for Virus Symptoms: With a fever being the most common coronavirus symptom, a digital forehead
(non-touch) thermometer will be used for taking a daily body temperature of each volunteer. If a high body temperature
of over 100.4 degrees For 38 degrees C is found, or if other symptoms of Attachment (1) are noted, the volunteer will be
referred to a local clinic (see preferred clinics on next page) for a possible coronavirus test. If tested, the volunteer will
be isolated from the rest of the Crew in the house South of St. Joseph’s Inn until the test results come back in 2 to 4 days.
If the volunteer’s test is returned positive, the volunteer will remain in isolation the remainder of the deployment or until
be or she leaves KY. The Food Crew will periodically check by phone on any isolated volunteer and provide meals.
Surface Cleaning: The Food Crew will sanitize all food serving areas daily at St. Joseph’s Inn. The Crew has hired
the St. Joseph’s Inn cleaning person to daily sanitize the sinks, toilets, showers and floors in the three (3) Inn’s
bathrooms. At the jobsite, volunteers will use their own tools, as much as possible. Common use tools and areas (such as
the portable toilets) will be sanitized daily with the Crew provided Clorox disinfected wipes. Disinfected surfaces will be
left to dry for four (4) minutes. Note the used wipes are to be disposed of in the trash and not the toilet.
Personal Items to Bring List: Attachment (3) shows this list which was modified earlier this year. As safety
precaution, St. Joseph’s Inn will no longer provide pillows with cases so each volunteer needs to bring their own pillow
with a case. As mentioned above, volunteers should bring their own preferred face masks.
Local Visiting: The visiting of local bars, restaurants and homes is discouraged for the protection of the Crew and
the local population. Note that local bars and restaurants are restricting the number of patrons.
COYID Materials: See Attachment ( 4)- for a list of virus fighting materials being brought for this year’s
Preferred Local Clinics for Handling Possible Coronavirus Infections:
(1) Hope Primary Clinic: Phone: 606-376-9700; 8 AM to 8 PM, M-F, 8 AM to 4 PM, Sat and 1 to 4 PM, Sun;
South on Highway 27 at Stoplight 3; all coronavirus tests take 2-4 days.
(2) South Fork Medical Clinic: Phone: 606-376-7212; 8 AM to 4 PM, M-F; Across from the Christian Care Center
and North of Lumber King.
All volunteers should ensure they bring the necessary medical insurance documentation.
Summary: The above measures are intended to help safeguard our Crew volunteers from the pandemic, so we can
complete our mission of building our 36th home for needy Appalachian family. Volunteers should seriously consider not
doing any actions that might contract the virus to endanger their health or the health of the entire Crew. Your
cooperation will be $featly ap_preciated.
(1) Web MD Common Coronavirus Symptoms
(3) ACC Personal Items to Bring List
(4l COVID Material Kit
Construction Director
• 7 /271202/J Symptoms of Coronavirus: Earty Signs, Serious Symptoms and More
Symptoms of Coronavirus
COVID-19 is a respiratory condition caused by a coronavirus. Some people are infected
but don’t notice any symptoms. Most people will have mild symptoms and get better on
their own. But about 1 in 6 will have severe problems, such as trouble breathing. The odds
of more serious symptoms are higher if you’re older or have another health condition like
diabetes or heart disease.
Here’s what to look for if you think you might have COVID-19.
Common Symptoms
Researchers in China found that the most common symptoms among people who were
hospitalized with COVID-19 include:
• Fever: 99%
• Fatigue:70%
• A dry cough: 59%
• Loss of appetite: 40%
• Body aches: 35%
• Shortness of breath: 31 %
• Mucus or phlegm: 27%
Symptoms usually begin 2 to 14 days after you come into contact with the virus.
Other symptoms may include:
• Sore throat
• Headache
• Chills, sometimes with shaking
• Loss of smell or taste
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea
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Please help us all stay healthy at
work by practicing the following: A
KENTUCKY Kentucky Public Health
Attachment (2)
1. Sheets, Beds & Towels are provided by St. Joe’s Inn
2. Pillow with Case
3. Work Clothes/Shoes
4. HE Laundry Soap (provided by Crew)
5. Work Gloves
6. Sunglasses
7. Hammer
8. Nail Apron
9. Toiletries (including suntan lotion and insect spray)
10. Casual Clothes (including the Crew Shirt)
11. Other Personal Tools-Optional (Crew is not responsible for lost or damaged tools)
12. Water Jugs and Coolers
13. Poncho or Raincoat
14. Knee Pads
15. Extra Pair of Prescription Glasses or Contacts
16. Small Flashlight (for moving around sleeping room or checking time after lights out)
17. Personal Medications
18. Pencils
19. Face Mask
Attachment (3)
9803 s. 21 ST CIRCLE
BELLEVUE, NE 68123-2400
402-292-52 7 4
(1) Digital Forehead Thermometer with additional AAA batteries
(2) 150 3-Ply Face Masks
(3) 12 Packs of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes (75 Wipes per Pack) for non-food serving surfaces
( 4) 12 10-oz Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
(5) 12 8-oz Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
Attachment (4)

Oct 202019

It is that time of year again!!

ACC Dinner Raffle   $5.00 Donation


1st:  Syd Hulla            $100 at Pizza Ranch

2nd:  John Edwards  $80 at Pizza Ranch

3rd:  Vicki Edwards  $70 at Pizza Ranch

4th:  Mark White       $50 at Pizza Ranch

5th:  Maureen Aucheman  $45 and 2 Appetizer Cards at Outback
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Jul 022019

PRIME DAY is a two-day parade of epic deals and it’s coming soon! Prime members can shop deals starting Monday, July 15 at 12:01am PT through Tuesday, July 16 at 11:59pm PT. Leading up to Prime Day, you can use the below copy and banners to remind your supporters that when they shop Prime Day at they generate AmazonSmile donations for Appalachian Construction Crew, Inc..

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop at and AmazonSmile donates to Appalachian Construction Crew, Inc.

Apr 062019

The Appalachian Construction Crew would like to thank all the bowlers and people that donated to the bowlers. We had a great turn out.

A record amount was raised this year. $5,185.20 This money will go to building the home for Jason and Lisa Kates family of Stearns, KY and their three children, Caleb, Jaylee and Joshua. The Kates Family is currently living in a trailer with many problems including a leaking roof and poor electrical and heating systems. Jason works in the lumber King Truss Department and Lisa is a cook for the Public Schools of Whitley City, KY. The Kates Family finds time to do a lot of service work for their community and their church. These donations will help the Crew build our 35th home.


Aug 262018

downloadIt is time for the PIZZA RANCH RAFFLE!  AND THE WINNERS ARE…

There are 5 prizes available again this year.

Pizza Ranch Certificates

1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, 4th $50,  5th $50



1st:  Debbe Moreau $150

2nd:  Lori Holloway $100

3rd:  Mike Cleary $50

4th:  Bridget Huggins $50

5th:  Barb Branco $50


Thank you so much everyone for your participation in this raffle.

Contact George Ziska at 402-292-5274  or Vicki Edwards at 402-740-5765

May 282018

Ready or not here we come. Tomorrow is travel day for many. Stay safe everyone. The Nebraska crew will be leaving early in the morning and stopping half way. The Cooks van is mostly packed. The coolers will be packed early in the morning and we are all meeting at 6:30 and will be on the road.

We expect to be at St. Josephs Inn around noon-1pm on Wednesday 30 May 18. We are bring provisions for Wednesday night dinner with us. We hope the grill will be there and ready for Marcel to be the grill master. George says work starts Thursday 31 May 18.

We will see you all on Wednesday!!

Mar 172018

Thank-you to all the Bowlers!! UPDATED TOTAL: The total is now $4804
Will Saucier
Barb Saucier
Aurther Saucie
Sharon Strawn
Marcel & Debbe Moreau
Kathi Narlock
Mark White
Ben White
Thad Laski
Joe Laski
Brittany Laski
Brittani Laski
Michael Laski
George Cawl
Vicki Edwards



Jul 312017

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