Update July 2017
World Renew DRS regional managers are connecting with communities in Florida and South Carolina to offer services to aid in recovery from Hurricane Matthew. A new World Renew DRS managed reconstruction site is being set up in Tarboro, North Carolina; volunteers will begin work in the fall.
Church groups, families, and schools, can volunteer for a week to serve in response to Hurricane Mattew. Visit worldrenew.net/volunteer to find an opportunity in Florida, South Carolina, or North Carolina.
Even two weeks after the hurricane, some communities in the Carolinas were still under water, resulting in widespread damage and roughly six months of clean-up work.
In North Carolina specifically, World Renew DRS is working with its close partner, the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church Disaster Response and volunteers are helping families clean out, sanitize, and homes for Hurricane Matthew survivors. In Christian care, World Renew DRS serves those who, without additional support, would never get their homes back in order and be left feeling forgotten and alone. World Renew DRS volunteers provided clean-up services in North Carolina from October - December 2016.
After the clean-up phase, World Renew DRS has been offering services that have proven to be of great value to individuals, families, and communities after a disaster like Hurricane Matthew. World Renew’s trained, experienced volunteers can carry out unmet needs assessments that help community recovery groups discover who in their neighborhood has disaster-related needs, including safety, reconstruction, financial, emotional, and household needs.
World Renew is providing reconstruction services to help homeowners who are physically or financially unable to repair their houses on their own. In a disaster the size and scope of Hurricane Matthew, it is often years before those who are the most vulnerable to receive the assistance they need to restore their homes and lives.
Your financial support is needed to help Hurricane Matthew survivors. Please give generously to World Renew – Hurricane Matthew N. America. Your gift will provide essential clean up and repair services, free of charge, to people who truly need help to recover. Your donation will not only enable World Renew DRS volunteers to put the hammer to the nail, it will bring the love of Christ into the homes and lives of people who have lost much.
Header photo: Lumberton, NC, USA--FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Teams from Missouri Task Force One look for residents that may be stranded in a neighborhood that was flooded following Hurricane Matthew.Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA