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Florence aid continues with gift cards, cleaning supplies

Our SCA team returned to North Carolina this week with an additional $5,000 worth of gift cards to distribute to residents impacted by the flooding.

One of those residents is 75 years old and lives in Kelly, North Carolina. Known in the community as someone who is always helping others, he is currently in need himself after 30 inches of water from flooding rivers inundated the home he and his wife built in 1982. Volunteer teams came to help with gutting the house so it could dry out, but he worked right alongside them!

“Such a precious man,” said SCA field rep Mark Roye. “We were blessed to give him some gift cards and pray for him. Please agree with me that their house will be fully restored.”

Many more in Kelly and other communities are just now returning to their homes to begin the long process of clean-out, and our Somebody Cares network partners continue with the hard work of helping them.  In addition to continuing their work in Wilmington, our partner CRI took teams into the Hempstead area last weekend, where many homes took in 4-5 feet of floodwater. The teams are helping residents tear out drywall, insulation, flooring, and baseboard to get rid of mold and prepare homes for repairs. Cleaning supplies from SCA that arrived this week are also being distributed.

Another partner, Christ in Action, set up a staging area in Conway, South Carolina—which flooded last week—to distribute supplies and help with clean-up. Our SCA team provided gift cards to the church hosting CIA, and a truckload of cleaning supplies will arrive there next week, as well.

There is desperate need in South Carolina for cleaning supplies, non-perishable food, hygiene products, and baby items for distribution.

Needs for clean-up throughout the impacted area include:

  • Shockwave, Concrobium, Bora-Care or similar products for mold remediation
  • Dehumidifiers: it has been very humid here and AC units have been flooded
  • Floor blowers
  • Hand tools, hammers, pry bars, razor knives.

Your gift of:

  • $10 can provide a crowbar, utility knife, or chisel for home clean-outs
  • $20 can provide an electric test meter
  • $80 can provide a set of manual hand tools for volunteers to use for clean-outs
  • $85 can provide a cordless drill with drill kits for clean-outs
  • $96 can provide a floor blower to help dry out multiple homes now and for future disaster response needs
  • $115 can provide mold remediation solution for a house of about 1,200 square feet
  • $900 can provide a dehumidifier that can be used in many homes now and for future disaster response needs
  • Any amount can help those struggling with the impact of Florence’s flood waters.

Please continue to pray for those impacted by Florence, our SCA network partners working there, and all other first responders.

Thank you for caring!


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