4/19/19 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 8 sites that have recovery or rebuild operations working out of them (at one time we had 14 different sites). We have been doing chainsaw, mud-outs, tear-outs, shockwave/sanitation and putting tarps on roofs and doing rebuilds. Our large Rebuild sites with site coordinators include: Lumberton, New Bern, Wallace, Rocky Point, Wilmington and Kelly. So far, over 5700 recovery jobs have been completed. We are doing home rebuilds through the STEP program. You do not need to be trained. Please come to help people get back in their homes!
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 setting up three different rebuild center sites where we can house and feed many volunteers who will be working on homes. We will 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