And Jesus rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4: 39
After more than a week of watching Hurricane Dorian move slowly through the Bahamas and up the East Coast, leaving a path of destruction in its path, there is now great calm.
Deaconess Sally Hiller, Southeastern District Disaster Response Coordinator has been in touch with Lutheran Church Charities to inquire about our willingness to respond with chainsaw assistance somewhere in their district after they can assess damage and determine church locations for work to commence from.
Deaconess Hiller is reporting that there are trees down, debris from the winds, some flooding – but not what it could have been – nor what it was last year when Hurricane Florence hit. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, which include Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island, are still cut off due to the storm surge and major flooding. There were also several tornadoes that spawned off the hurricane that have caused lots of tree and home damage in and around the Wilmington area and Myrtle Beach, North Carolina.
LCC LERT teams are on standby, ready and willing to bring the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those in need.
LCC never goes where we are not invited. We NEVER charge those we serve. We pick up all of our travel, hotel, and meals costs. We put boots on the ground within 24 hours (often fewer) from the time we get the invite.