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An Announcement from the CEO: GSDSW Midland Office Closed for Refurbishments


Dear Girl Scouts and Volunteers,

I wanted to give you an update on the state of the Midland office. In the last couple of months, we have found old issues and experienced new problems that must be dealt with.

1. During the large storm in April, our HVAC was damaged due to a lightning strike. We are working with our insurance company to resolve the issue. Until it has been fixed the large room, kitchen, bathrooms and Ava Jane room do not have air conditioning.
2. The roofs were damaged from the hail in the same storm. We are working with the insurance company to have it repaired.
3. A sprinkler/pipe burst last Friday, flooded the courtyard. Because there is no separate cutoff valve for the sprinkler system, we have had to turn off the main water line. There is no water/bathrooms available until this is resolved. We are working with a company to resolve this issue.
4. The internet which allows staff to access our network, software and email is down due to hardware issues. We are working to resolve the issue.
5. We have extensive termite damage that looks to have been happening over the last few years. Both pergolas will need to be removed. There is potential of damage to the trees and the façade. We are working with termite companies to complete the analysis and then make our decision on how to proceed.

Due to the extent of the issues in the office, we have made the decision to close the Midland office and move all staff to the Odessa office until further notice. We need to ensure our staff has working facilities that are not dangerous to them or our girls. We are in the process of contacting all parties who have reserved facilities within the next month and inform them of the closure.
We do hope to have all critical issues resolved in the near future but do not have an actual date when the work will be completed. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please email our customer care department at info@gsdsw.org and we will get back to you in a timely manner.

Sincerely,
Patty Craven
Chief Executive Officer