Sunday, September 16, 2018
You will find a few seconds of video attached to this update. The video is made by Brad Kennon around Warsaw, NC. As you can see even this far from the coast flooding is happening. There will be many in need. This is an opportunity for the church to demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ to the world in need.
“Jan, I have made phone calls to New Bern, Kinston, and Fayetteville this morning. So far, I have not been able to get any information all phones are down. So, I have sent emails and texts to see if that mode of communication will work. Looking for a landing Zone to set up in those areas. Just keeping you advised. God bless your travel, Brad”
Brad communicated with Ralph Pence about the need to obtain tarps. He will continue searching and going further into the impact area as the flooding allows.
“I am sending you additional information regarding what type damage has happened here. A lot of roof damage and flooding. So, as you reach out for donations, please, mention tarps as well as the normal staples. It is going be a couple of days before we can get into the areas. Really massive flooding. Let me know how it is going, and I hopefully will have a staging area within the next few days.”
Brad is also attempting to get help with a generator which is at FBN radio network. (see in PDF)
“Dan, Nice speaking with you. I have enclosed the 3 photos of the generator. Thank you for your willingness to help. I will let you know when we have access to the affected areas. God Bless, Brad Kennon”
Brad will be able to direct prepared people to sites where work is needed. He is in contact with Dan Esch for demolition and restoration. Dan wrote the following to ORH.
“If you have information to send along that would be great. We have an enclosed trailer loaded and ready from our area…. Thanks so much, God Bless, Dan Esch”
Please use the emergency number to let us know of the needs. ORH will get your requests and do all possible to help. Send this number to people in need.
Hurricane Florence Emergency Number – 910-303-0040.
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