12/9/18 Hurricane Florence Update
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.
We have a total of 6 sites that have recovery or rebuild operations working out of them (at one time we had 14 different sites). We are doing chainsaw, mud-outs, tear-outs, shockwave/sanitation and putting tarps on roofs and doing rebuilds. Our large Recovery sites with site coordinators include: Lumberton, Morehead City, Warsaw, Rocky Point, Brunswick County and Kelly. So far, over 4500 recovery jobs have been completed. More than 500 jobs are still open and we need lots of tear out volunteers/teams. We have also started doing home rebuilds through the STEP program. You do not need to be trained. We are so thankful for those who have come to help us!
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 will 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
Thank you for Praying, Giving and Going!
Here is the link to view and download a video about Hurricane Florence response https://vimeo.com/291041514