MOST RECENT UPDATE
After Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina in September 2018, we reached out to help our community in Jacksonville rebuild, repair, and restore their homes and properties. We have a resilient community who never lost their faith! #GracePowerChange #NCStrong
Music Credit: “Lean on Me” by Kirk Franklin & The Family (We do not own the rights to the music and this is used only for the purposes of this video).
ROL will be partnering with local and international relief agencies to provide support for our church and community members who have needs after Hurricane Florence. Listed below are some ways that you can receive help, along with information about volunteer opportunities in our area.
We will be partnering with Samaritan’s Purse for Hurricane Florence Relief efforts. Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization, is currently accepting requests for:
• Chainsaw work on trees
• Removal of personal property and furniture
• Muck and gut homes and sanitizing treatment
• Temporary roof repair
Samaritan’s Purse receives volunteers and does orientation at 7:30am and again at 12:30pm (contact the organization for applicable days). All volunteers must bring:
• Your own lunch
• Long, heavy work pants
• Sturdy work shoes/boots
They provide water, and will take donations of Powerade/Gatorade and ice.
If you would like to volunteer OR need help, please contact the Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief Unit in Jacksonville:
Port City Community Church
501 Anne Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540
SBP is a national disaster resilience and recovery nonprofit whose mission is to shrink the time between disaster and recovery.
SBP has deployed two teams (AmeriCorps and staff) to support immediate needs in North and South Carolina. They will conduct mucking, gutting and mold remediation in communities that need it most, and then will quickly move to rebuilding work when the time is right.
IF YOU NEED HELP
VERY IMPORTANTLY: We have received MANY messages of people needing help and also those who are willing to give of their time and resources to help. We are working to partner with local agencies to provide relief, funding, supplies, as well as other support to a hurting community. We are continuing to assess how we can be most effective to our church and community moving forward after a natural disaster like this.
We will be posting updates on our social media sites and Web site as soon as they are available. Again, if you have had significant damage to your home or property, please email Elise at email@example.com. Through it all, God is gracious and holding each one of us in the palm of His hand.