Help After Hurricane Florence
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Samaritan’s Purse Responding to Serve Homeowners Devastated by the Storm

Samaritan's Purse North American Ministries has three response teams working in eastern North Carolina to help homeowners recover from terrible flooding caused by Florence's record-breaking downpours.

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Our staff, along with disaster relief units and other equipment, left our North Wtilkesboro, North Carolina, facilities on Saturday morning headed for the coast. We have now established a relief base in New Bern, North Carolina, and volunteers are already hard at work to help homeowners clean up and begin the recovery process. Thousands of houses have been damaged in this hard-hit, small town.

We've also established response locations in Wilmington and in Jacksonville, where volunteers started Sept. 18. We now have a total of three disaster relief units deployed.

Our volunteer teams are assisting homeowners with cleanup in a variety of ways—tarping roofs, clearing debris, chainsaw work, and mud-outs. Our task is to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need in hardest hit areas.

The National Weather Service has referred to Florence as the “storm of a lifetime” for the region. Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on Friday, Sept. 14, packing heavy rain and sustained 90 mph winds—with gusts well over 100 mph. Between two and three feet of rain fell in several locations. Terrible flooding has occurred, and the threat continues over the next few days.

Please join us in praying for all those affected by Florence.

Hurricane Florence Relief
You can also make a donation by mail. Send to: Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607

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