'Disaster Relief' Tagged Posts

'Disaster Relief' Tagged Posts

Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief

When a disaster strikes, there is often a push to help send supplies and such for relief.  Sometimes if you are not careful, your well meaning contribution may end up in some place where you don’t intend.  It is always a good idea to check out anyone you plan to donate funds or resources through. The places listed below are all organizations that are solid and trusted in Disaster Relief.  If you feel led to donate funds to help victims…

Disaster Relief for Hurricane Florence

While we were graciously spared in the Upstate from the wrath of Hurricane Florence, many were not.  Parts of Eastern North Carolina have seen flooding where houses will likely have to be completely demolished, or being completely gutted, all furnishings, sheetrock, electrical, HVAC, etc being removed and eventually replaced.  It is a painstaking task, and since Hurricane Matthew hit almost exactly 2 years ago in about the same areas, some of those homes and businesses have been sitting vacant and…

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Fires… Broken Homes and Broken Lives

Disaster Relief / RebuildSC Earlier this summer, Rocky Creek sent a small team of four men to Nichols, SC to work at Nichols Baptist Church, which had been damaged by flooding in October 2016.  Nearly all of the 261 homes in the town were left uninhabitable.  Our team helped the church repair it’s sanctuary and soon the church will be hosting teams that come to work on houses in the area. With Hurricane Harvey having just blasted Texas and Louisiana,…

Disaster Relief Help for Hurricane Harvey Victims – Updated

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts After making multiple landfalls in Texas, and now in Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey may become the most costly national disaster in the US history.  As of Monday morning the hurricane has already dropped 11 trillion gallons of rain over South Texas.  More than 300,000 customers are without power, 62 counties are already designated as disaster areas from the 132 mph wind gusts and the enormous amounts of rain (over 4 feet of rain in many locations).…

Disaster Relief Training

Disaster Relief Training at Taylors First Baptist Church, Saturday, April 22 (With an optional session on Friday evening) This event provides training for those interested in meeting needs after a disaster. Classes are offered in the various ministry areas of disaster relief: assessment of needs, introduction to chaplaincy, children’s response teams, communications, feeding, fire response (ash-out), chainsaw, flood response (mud-out), rebuild, shower/laundry, administration. Additionally, an “Introduction to Disaster Relief” class is required of all new volunteers. The day of training…