Disaster Relief Update – 6 Weeks after Matthew

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MATTHEW RESPONSE

  • During the past six weeks in SC, over 600 chainsaw jobs have been completed by Baptist Disaster Relief units from South Carolina and ten other state conventions. There are no longer any out-of-state units working in SC. Local SC DR units continue to assist in their immediate areas as they are able.
  • Mud-out units have worked in homes and churches between the Nichols/Mullins area and Conway. SC DR is assisting with distribution of mold treatment spray to Nichols residents. Additionally, a local mud-out unit in the Savannah River Association is working in a home on St. Helena Island this week.
  • In a pilot project with LifeWay, a World Changers weekend was held Nov. 18-20 in Conway, with approximately 20 volunteers assisting with chainsaw work. Two additional weekends are planned. For more information, click HERE.

NEW RESPONSE

  • The DR laundry unit from Piedmont Baptist Association is stationed near Table Rock to support firefighters working the Pinnacle Mountain fire.

REBUILD

Due to their own state’s hurricane/flooding issues, the NC Baptist Men have had to pull out of SC where they were running the RebuildSC site in Johnsonville. The transition to full SC leadership has been taking place over the past several weeks. Thanks to the Florence Association’s willingness to partner, we are moving as quickly as possible to establish essential support functions to keep the Rebuild work going. Volunteer groups are needed – any size group, any skill level, both males and females. Click HERE for more info.

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