Florence relief continues; preparing for Hurricane Michael
SCA PREPARES FOR HURRICANE MICHAEL
As our partners in the Carolinas continue their Florence recovery efforts, SCA has been contacting partner churches in the predicted path of Hurricane Michael. Potential staging areas have already been identified, and two teams are preparing now to deploy and serve hot meals with their BBQ pits and to set up Points of Distribution (PODs) for supplies. We have also begun procuring cleaning products, non-perishable food items, hygiene items, and other essential relief supplies.
Please pray for those who will be affected by Michael and for those who will be responding.
Your gift now will help us meet immediate needs as soon as the storm passes! Thank you for caring!
RELIEF & RECOVERY CONTINUE IN THE CAROLINAS
Hurricane Florence marched ashore near Wilmington, North Carolina, on September 14. This slow-moving system brought an 8’ plus storm surge, torrential rainfall, and record-breaking cresting on several rivers. The flooding in communities across the Carolinas has caused an estimated $38 billion to $50 billion in damage and economic loss. It has impacted millions of people and left thousands upon thousands of families with flood damaged homes, loss of property and wages, and little hope of recovery without help.
The Somebody Cares network prepared itself to respond as soon as Florence abated. With relief partner, CRI, riding out the storm with pre-positioned relief supplies in their headquarters in Wilmington; relief partners Christ in Action and Night Runners waiting outside of Fayetteville for clearance to move in; and partners across the country preparing relief supplies and teams to send even before Florence hit, we were able to respond quickly with real aid and the tangible love of God in impacted communities.
Since Florence relief began, the SCA network has:
- Served over 11,150 families with goods and supplies from our Points of Distribution
- Served over 6,100 meals
- Cleaned out over 60 homes
- Assisted 100+ families with special needs through gift cards, chaplaincy services and prayer
- Distributed $84,500+ of donated supplies
There is still great need in the Carolinas 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
Your gift today helps us continue assisting with the long road to recovery and rebuilding.
Special thanks to Mercury One, Midwest Food Bank, Matter, YWAM Houston, Hands in Service, partner churches, and each of you who have donated to Florence relief.
Thank you for caring!