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January 27, 2013

Things are looking great at the construction site these days. Finish work has begun on the new clinic, and in the past two months, nearly every wall, column, and beam in the building has been covered with a thin layer of cement plaster to give it a smooth, paintable surface.

 

Masons Plastering Clinic

 

 

Masons Work on Cornice for Clinic

 

 

Construction Site as of 1/12

 

 

Over the past two weeks, two new teams of tradesmen have b...

November 29, 2012

Over the past 2 months, master carpenter Bob Chase has been laboring day in and day out to build cabinets for the new clinic, all from his house in New Berlin. He has undertaken the large task of building all the cabinets, then disassembling them into their separate components, and figuring out a way to package the pieces so that they can be shipped to Haiti on a 40-foot container without becoming damaged in the process....

November 16, 2012

Last Thursday was a watershed moment for all of us here at FHH. After months of anticipation, the new clinic in Gatineau now has a roof! The roof was finished last Thursday afternoon after two full days of work by a crew as large as 80 people at times. The process included mixing the concrete in a mixer, shoveling it into dozens of buckets, hauling the buckets up ladders via “bucket brigade”, pouring the concrete in place...

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