Update April 2017
World Renew DRS has been connecting with communities in South Carolina since the flooding and has opened a short-term reconstruction site in Manning, South Carolina where we are partnering with the Tri-County Long Term Recovery Group. While final details were being put into place, Hurricane Matthew came through the area in October 2016 and flooded some of the same areas. You can help with reconstruction, visit worldrenew.net/volunteer/manning-south-carolina to get started. Below a volunteer is worked to repair the interior of a home in Manning.
Reconstruction is finishing up this month in Saipan. Below is a home before and during reconstruction.
In early August 2015, the Island of Saipan, a U.S. commonwealth 120 miles north of Guam, was devastated by Typhoon Soudelor. In November, World Renew DRS provided construction estimating for the local recovery group in Saipan, helping them understand the scope and cost of reconstruction.
World Renew DRS sent volunteers to Saipan again in May 2016 to determine how to help with reconstruction.
In October 2015, Hurricane Joaquin brought flooding to dozens of communities in South Carolina. Once the water receded and it was safe to enter the affected areas, World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) sent volunteers to provide clean-up, mucking-out, and mold remediation services to families in Sumter, South Carolina (Click here to hear more about the response).
Regional managers continue to work with a dozen communities in South Carolina, assisting with organizational capacity building and planning for long-term recovery. In June 2016, construction estimators will be providing estimates to Florence County, helping the recovery group there determine scope and cost of reconstruction.