Hurricane Florence made landfall almost a year ago in Eastern North Carolina. The damage caused by Florence was unlike any other hurricane North Carolinians had experienced. Over 13,000 people were affected by the devastating wind and flood damage, along with the damage that remained from Hurricane Matthew almost 3 years ago.
Along with local, state, and federal organizations, North Carolina Conference Disaster Ministries responded to the calls of disaster survivors. Disaster Ministries has repaired over 847 homes since Hurricane Florence and Matthew, but hundreds of people remain on the waitlist. A year later, many disaster survivors continue to seek assistance for home repairs.
On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Florence, First United Methodist Church in Rocky Mount, NC is hosting an event, A Flood of Love, to flood the community and Eastern North Carolina with God’s love. The event will be held at the Rocky Mount Expo Center on September 13, 2019, with special guest speaker Bob Goff. Tickets will be $20 and proceeds will go towards hurricane relief.
Rev. Matt Seaton, associate pastor at First UMC, hopes the event will sell out all 4,000 seats. A Flood of Love aims to inspire the community to love one another, to remind everyone that the work of recovery continues, and that everyone can help. As we find ourselves in the midst of hurricane season once again, it is important to show love to all of our community members, especially those who are still in need of assistance from previous natural disasters.
For more information, go to https://rockymountevents.com/event-info/a-flood-of-love-with-bob-goff/ .