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Hurricane Matthew Updates - page 3

Hurricane Matthew has strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane and is headed toward the FL coast. Much of the US eastern coastline is under hurricane warnings with evacuations being issued. The... Read More

  1. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    Eastern NC is still very much hit hard. Some of the rivers have started to recede and recovery has just started for people in those areas.
    Please consider donating to relief/recovery efforts.
  2. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    Quote from Elvish
    Eastern NC is still very much hit hard. Some of the rivers have started to recede and recovery has just started for people in those areas.
    Please consider donating to relief/recovery efforts.
    I can only imagine the heartbreak of facing your home, your belongings after a devastating flood. My heart goes out to all of you. (And a donation as well.)
  3. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    Quote from Ruby Vee
    I can only imagine the heartbreak of facing your home, your belongings after a devastating flood. My heart goes out to all of you. (And a donation as well.)
    Thank you so much! It means a lot to know that people around the country are reaching out and thinking of those who were so directly impacted. My house and neighborhood are fine, but people 5 miles down the road from us weren't so lucky and their homes were destroyed.

    My son's middle school is collecting personal items - towels, toothpaste/brushes, underwear etc. - to be donated to an elementary school in the next county. That school was completely submerged and everything inside destroyed, so teachers and students no longer have a school to go back to. Many of them also lost their homes and belongings in the flooding as well.
  4. Visit  kataraang profile page
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    I just got back from NC...working in Greenville, Princeville, and Tarboro. Most of my time was spent in Greenville though. Some of the stories I heard, and the damage I saw were so awful. Princeville doesn't have a fire station anymore. Seeing the bent garage doors, and all of their belongings thrown onto the grass, with only the American flag hanging from the roof was something I've never experienced. They set up temporarily at a gas station down the street (which was also damaged). God bless the first responders who are living in a tent there ready to take calls.

    Working as a nurse in the shelter was really rewarding. I got close to a lot of my clients, and really got to know their families. Most of my work was finding medications, replacing eyeglasses, and being a listening ear/shoulder to cry on.

    On All Souls Day (tomorrow), I will pray for the 23 lives lost in NC. One of those lives was in our shelter. Thank God I did not actually witness the event. I didn't know his name, but I know his face. Way too young...

    Sorry went rambling just now! I just really hope people continue to donate or help. At this point, donations to local organizations to help the displaced families is crucial. As far as I know, there is only 1 shelter still open in the Tarboro area. They will have to leave eventually, and donations will help them get back on their feet.
    Last edit by kataraang on Nov 1, '16

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