2018 Fall Drive for National Freedom Movement Central Office

2018 Fall Drive for National Freedom Movement Central Office

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We are setting up an office to coordinate and disseminate information between everyone fighting for the National Demands. Please sign up for updates by emailing us at millionsforprisonersmarch@gmail.com or iwoc@iww.org

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Update #1

19 days ago

Thanks so much everyone for donating! Things are moving quickly and the main fundly page is being updated regularly. Here are the updates from the past couple of days:

Many thanks to the Reale Justice Network for working with us to find an amazing ex-prisoner project manager who can help us get this work done and who will also assure that we are giving as much work as possible to ex-prisoners.

Here is video and pictures from a walk through we did on 11-01-18 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uaY2HqFt_v4Rl6eMiCbbqk80Od4RGpIj

We will be adding information and prices to this list as we start getting estimates from people for materials and / or labor.

#1 These items are critical:

In progress! Inspect and turn on electricity (looks good, should pass inspection fine, inspector is coming on 11/5, spent $50 for the permit)

In progress! Inspect and turn on gas (this may or may not be a nightmare, gas company is coming on 11/5)

In progress! Doors and Windows Phase 1 - Fix front door frame, block off side door - Got new door knobs and deadbolts installed on front and back doors on 11/2, spent $36.92 on parts and $30 on labor

Furnace (there is a furnace, it might or might not work, the ductwork is in good shape)

In progress! $200 Tree trimmed (this is important because the neighbor is complaining about it) - the tree could be fixed as soon as 11/2

Done! $370 for one year of insurance so people working on the space are covered in case of accidents - $370 spent ($185 of this was for the first 6 months which already passed), $370 is due again in April 2019

Annual property taxes due Dec 31st

Fix foundation - Get house jacks, jack house up and make it level, put wood beams in basement to hold it level, needs some brick and mortar outside on one corner

Done! Put roof braces in attic - spent $55.27 on wood and dust masks, labor was donated

In progress! Work with lawyer to transfer the house to a trust - Lawyer gave us info on how to set up an LLC and told us let him know when we have that part done, no cost so far

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Now that the 2018 National Prisoner Strike is winding down, Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and Free Alabama Movement are ready to get to work making sure the momentum we gained is not squandered. One of the best ways we can do this is set up a permanent office where volunteers can work together to reach prisoners in states where we did not have contacts in 2016 or 2018. We have access to a stable, affordable space where we won't be at a landlord's mercy. It is a house that is currently owned by an individual, but that we will put into a trust so we don't lose it. There is no rent or house payment needed. We had been working on it already to use as a community space but given the urgent need for an office space, we are very happy to use it for that purpose. Repair work has been very slow going due to the lack of funds, but offering the house for this purpose which so many people around the country are enthusiastic about should solve that problem! Overall it is in very good shape, the floors and walls are solid, and it appears to have good wiring and plumbing.

Many thanks to the Reale Justice Network for working with us to find an amazing ex-prisoner project manager who can help us get this work done and who will also assure that we are giving as much work as possible to ex-prisoners.

Here is video and pictures from a walk through we did on 11-01-18 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uaY2HqFt_v4Rl6eMiCbbqk80Od4RGpIj

We will be adding information and prices to this list as we start getting estimates from people for materials and / or labor.

#1 These items are critical:

In progress! Inspect and turn on electricity (inspector came on 11/5, told us to make one small repair and then he will inspect again for no additional fee, spent $50 for the permit)

Done! Inspect and turn on gas - Gas was turned on 11/5, no cost so far

In progress! Doors and Windows Phase 1 - Fix front door frame, block off side door - Got new door knobs and deadbolts installed on front and back doors on 11/2, spent $36.92 on parts and $30 on labor

Furnace (there is a furnace, it might or might not work, the ductwork is in good shape)

Done! $200 Tree was leaning over neighbor's property and power lines, spent $200 getting tree fixed - the neighbor would like more of the tree trimmed but we did the most critical part so we suggested to him that if he would like to pay for more tree trimming, he was welcome to do so, otherwise, this tree is on a back burner for us now - we were able to save on this expense because the other neighbor keeps a burn barrel going in his yard and he offered to clear the downed wood over time for free

Done! $370 for one year of insurance so people working on the space are covered in case of accidents - $370 spent ($185 of this was for the first 6 months which already passed), $370 is due again in April 2019

Annual property taxes due Dec 31st

Fix foundation - Get house jacks, jack house up and make it level, put wood beams in basement to hold it level, needs some brick and mortar outside on one corner

Done! Put roof braces in attic - spent $55.27 on wood and dust masks, labor was donated

In progress! Work with lawyer to transfer the house to a trust - Lawyer gave us info on how to set up an LLC and told us let him know when we have that part done, no cost so far

#2 These are the second round of very important items:

Fire extinguishers

Internet

Phone

Inspect and turn on water (this may or may not be a nightmare)

Fix a small patch of siding on the front

Doors and Windows Phase 2 - Get security doors and burglar bars

Accessible ramp

Install accessible bathroom - Build a wall or door for bathroom

Interior doors with locks

Air conditioner

Water heater

Soffets for roof

Inspect roof - there are no leaks, but we have not walked the roof yet

#3 These are things that should be done at some point:

It would be nice to build a utility shed someday for a lawn mower and other things that shouldn't really be inside the office area

Small stackable washer and dryer

Utility sink

Fix a 5" hole in the floor

Re-build front porch

Remove dead tree in front yard

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19 days ago

Update #1

Thanks so much everyone for donating! Things are moving quickly and the main fundly page is being updated regularly. Here are the updates from the past couple of days:

Many thanks to the Reale Justice Network for working with us to find an amazing ex-prisoner project manager who can help us get this work done and who will also assure that we are giving as much work as possible to ex-prisoners.

Here is video and pictures from a walk through we did on 11-01-18 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uaY2HqFt_v4Rl6eMiCbbqk80Od4RGpIj

We will be adding information and prices to this list as we start getting estimates from people for materials and / or labor.

#1 These items are critical:

In progress! Inspect and turn on electricity (looks good, should pass inspection fine, inspector is coming on 11/5, spent $50 for the permit)

In progress! Inspect and turn on gas (this may or may not be a nightmare, gas company is coming on 11/5)

In progress! Doors and Windows Phase 1 - Fix front door frame, block off side door - Got new door knobs and deadbolts installed on front and back doors on 11/2, spent $36.92 on parts and $30 on labor

Furnace (there is a furnace, it might or might not work, the ductwork is in good shape)

In progress! $200 Tree trimmed (this is important because the neighbor is complaining about it) - the tree could be fixed as soon as 11/2

Done! $370 for one year of insurance so people working on the space are covered in case of accidents - $370 spent ($185 of this was for the first 6 months which already passed), $370 is due again in April 2019

Annual property taxes due Dec 31st

Fix foundation - Get house jacks, jack house up and make it level, put wood beams in basement to hold it level, needs some brick and mortar outside on one corner

Done! Put roof braces in attic - spent $55.27 on wood and dust masks, labor was donated

In progress! Work with lawyer to transfer the house to a trust - Lawyer gave us info on how to set up an LLC and told us let him know when we have that part done, no cost so far

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