For the last six weeks, 26 affiliates have been dedicated to repairing and renovating the local home of a grandmother displaced by Hurricane Florence last September. Every Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m., our mission team descends upon her home located between Surf City and Hampstead. So far, they’ve contributed 378 service hours.
Affiliate Freddie King met the grandmother in late October while deployed to Wilmington as a chaplain with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Rapid Response Team. A devout Christian, the grandmother is raising two granddaughters by herself. Most of their personal effects as well as the home sustained water damage from three days of rain after the roof failed during the storm. They are currently living in close quarters with family 30 miles away in Jacksonville and the girls have had to attend new schools.
The mission team’s goal is to finish repairs by March 30, 2019, or before so that the family can return to their home and get back to normal. Remaining tasks on the punch list include finishing roof repairs, replacing fixtures, painting, plus installing insulation, sheetrock, a vapor barrier and flooring.
Additional volunteers to help with this ministry are welcome! Contact Rick Benton for more information.