Hurricane Matthew Response, Week 4

 In Disaster Relief, Frontpage

Nov. 4, 2016 – Disaster Relief ministry continues one month after the hurricane. South Carolina units have been working in hard-hit areas, with help from ten other state conventions over the past four weeks.

  • Mass feeding has concluded, with 113,716 meals served.
  • Chainsaw needs are on-going in areas such as Florence/Darlington, Conway, Hilton Head, and Ridgeland. In some areas, chainsaw work is winding down, with critical needs of removing trees from roofs and driveways accomplished. The Edisto Island and Dillon sites have closed.
  • Flood recovery work has begun in Mullins, Nichols, and Conway.
  • Shower and laundry units have served at Red Cross shelters and have supported volunteer operations.
  • Assessors and chaplains serve in all places where other types of teams are working. All teams share the hope of the gospel, meeting spiritual needs as they meet physical needs.

Hurricane response in SC (reports as of Nov. 1):

  • 1,259 ministry/chaplaincy contacts
  • 5 salvation decisions
  • 165 Bibles distributed
  • 113,716 meals prepared
  • 573 assessments
  • 77 flood recovery tasks (tear-out, debris removal, pressure wash, or mold spray)
  • 473 chainsaw jobs, including 302 hours of heavy equipment use (tractor, skid steer, or bucket truck)
  • 19 temporary roofing jobs (tarp)
  • 1,530 showers provided
  • 361 laundry loads washed


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