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DISASTER RESPONSE REQUESTS

The most recent hurricane on the East Coast was Hurricane Florence and it damaged large swaths of North Carolina with wind damage, flooding, and power outtages. Please see below to read the current status of Baptist efforts to cleanup, renew, and give hope to those who are victims of this storm.

10/18/18 Hurricane Florence Update

 

Thank you for Praying, Giving and Going! As NC Baptists you have been part of meeting many needs in Jesus’ name. Here are a few of the ways: 

 

Feeding- At one time, we had 10 large kitchens providing food to Florence survivors at 10 different locations. A total of 1,057,623 HOT meals were prepared and served from these 10 kitchens.

 

Recovery- We have a total of 14 sites that have recovery operations working out of them. We are doing chainsaw, mud-outs, tear-outs, shockwave/sanitation and putting tarps on roofs. So far, over 2500 recovery jobs have been completed. More than 2000 jobs are still open and we need lots of tear out volunteers/teams.  You do not needed to be trained to help! We are so thankful for those who have come to help us! You can sign up to help at  https://baptistsonmission.org/Mission-Projects/By-Mission-Type/Disaster-Relief/Hurricane-Florence

 

Supplies- We are also distributing cleaning supplies, non-perishable items/canned food, diapers, baby formula, etc. to more than 20 different Distribution sites.

 

Long Term Response- This disaster is so big that it will require a long term rebuild response to help get many people back in their homes. We are setting up three different rebuild center sites where we can house and feed many volunteers who will be working on homes. This long term response that may take 2-3 years and require thousands of volunteers to help get many people back in their homes.

 

There are several good Florence videos that you can show at your church. They are at https://vimeo.com/293615975  and at https://vimeo.com/295448948 . There is also information on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ncmissions

 

If you want to donate to Hurricane Florence efforts, we have set up a Florence reserve and 100% of what you give will be used in Hurricane Florence efforts. Make your check payable to : NCBM, PO Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512. Designate-Hurricane Florence.

 

Thank you for Praying, Giving and Going!

Hurricane Florence Update (10/4/2018)-  

  

Feeding- NC Baptists on Mission/NCBM currently have 3 large mobile kitchens that are serving more than 15,000 hot meals every day to people affected by Hurricane Florence. At one time had 10 large kitchens providing food. These 3 kitchens are serving in New Bern, Wilmington and Lumberton.  Red Cross ERV’s (and Salvation Army Canteens) are working out of these 3 big mobile kitchens. So far, over 950,000 HOT meals have been prepared and served from these kitchens. 

  

Recovery- All of these big kitchens (plus other sites managed by our out of Disaster Relief state convention partners) also have recovery operations working out of them. We are doing chainsaw, mud-outs, tear-outs, shockwave/sanitation and putting tarps on roofs. We have also set up additional Recovery Sites in a number of areas. Our large Recovery Sites with Site Coordinators include: New Bern, Lumberton, Wilmington, Morehead City, Cape Carteret, Laurinburg, Warsaw, Scotts Hill, Pender County, Wallace, Shallotte, Bunnlevel, Red Springs, Elizabethtown and others are being added soon. So far, over 800 recovery jobs have been completed. More than 2500 jobs are still open and we need lots of tear out volunteers/teams.  We are so thankful for those who have come to help us! 

  

Supplies- We are also distributing cleaning supplies, non-perishable items/canned food, diapers, baby formula, etc. to more than 20 different Distribution sites from our warehouse in Red Springs. 

  

Long Term Response- This disaster is so big that it will require a long term rebuild response to help get many people back in their homes. We are planning on setting up three different rebuild center sites where we can house and feed many volunteers who will be working on homes.  We plan to manage the rebuilding of homes from these “rebuilding hubs”. This will be a long term response that may take 2-3 years and require thousands of volunteers to help get many people back in their homes. 

  

Please go to our website for more information or to sign up to go or to give. https://baptistsonmission.org/Mission-Projects/By-Mission-Type/Disaster-Relief/Hurricane-Florence

  

For daily Florence updates, stories and pictures go to our Facebook page and like it. Thanks!

 

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Thank you for Praying, Giving and Going!