11/13/18 Hurricane Florence Update
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. Our large Recovery sites with site coordinators include: New Bern, Lumberton, Wilmington, Morehead City, Cape Carteret, Laurinburg, Warsaw, Scotts Hill, Rocky Point, Brunswick County, Whiteville, Red Springs, Elizabethtown and others are being added. So far, over 4000 recovery jobs have been completed. More than 2000 jobs are still open and we need lots of tear out volunteers/teams. You do not need to be trained. 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 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