Disaster Relief - Burgaw, NC
Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane the morning of Friday, Sept. 14 over Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Although the damage of this storm majorly affected 5 other states North Carolina alone was forecasted to receive 9.6 trillion gallons of rain, enough to cover the entire state in 10 inches of water.
Rice N Beans Steps up
We have an opportunity to take Rice N Beans on the road to Eastern NC, an area still in need as a result of the devastation from Hurricane Florence. After an initial visit to Pender County in mid-November we were unprepared for what we saw two and half months after the hurricane hot our state. What had been scenic rural roads were still lined with mounds of debris, some areas looking like landfills. As we toured the county, we saw tarped houses, gutted houses, condemned houses, and houses and business's that had been completely under water.
We were humbled to served meals to families still displaced - living with relatives, staying “here and there” or in campers & tents, and settling in unfurnished apartments an hour away from their unlivable homes. Their gratitude for the meals we served and our presence there was obvious and was summed up by one dear lady who said wearily, “Thank you for remembering us.” We believe God has opened a door for Rice N Beans to come alongside the people of Pender County as they endure this long season of difficulty and look toward rebuilding their homes and their community. Many in Pender County have no idea how or when their lives will be “back to normal.”
We were able to send a small team back to Burgaw in Pender County on December 14 and 15. We had an incredible day feeding victims and volunteer workers and able to meet with many individuals that have been affected by the storm. We were also able to meet many key relief workers and volunteers that will be vital relationships as we plan our future ministry teams. Our desire is to be a picture of God’s love and help these dear people who have been forgotten by most of the world know they are not forgotten by God as He has put them on our hearts.
WE NEED YOUR HELP: The list below contains the critical items needed in the Burgaw community right now. If you can donate any of the items, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pick up no later than Thursday Dec 13 or drop off at rice n beans Tuesday or Wednesday night and we will make sure they are delivered to those in need.
You can send financial donations on our “take action page”
Items needed: WE WERE ABLE TO DELIVER MOST EVERYTHING ON THE PREVIOUS LIST WHILE ON SITE DEC 14 & 15. FUTURE DONATION WILL BE UPDATED. WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING FINANCIAL DONATIONS THAT WILL BE APPLIED TO EXPENDITURES MADE IN JANUARY.
Thank You For your continued support!