“Some places are just bereft of volunteers.”
So speaks Ann Huffman, Disaster Response Volunteer Coordinator for the NCCUMC, in an article published November 6th in The News & Observer. Though the NC Conference is currently working on homes in eight counties, the number of volunteers is not equal to the task – or commensurate to the numbers who volunteered after Hurricane Floyd.
The video above, shot this weekend by NC Conference staff, shows the devastation of the flood to one family’s home and the process of “mucking out,” necessary to each flooded dwelling.
“If it wasn’t for the faith community coming in, they would not be able to recover,” says Cliff Harvell, Disaster Response Superintendent of the NCCUMC. “We are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ – we are the love of the Lord.”
“It’s a pretty sad situation to come here and know that everything they have is gone,” says Kelley Connolly, an Early Response Volunteer from Wendell UMC. “The least we can do is come, and we’re looking for more volunteers to always help us step up, fulfill the call.”
Can you help? Contact our Disaster Response Call Center at 888.440.9167 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discover the ways and places your work can be a blessing to someone in need.