Hope Force Responds to 1,000 Year Floods in South Carolina
A team of Hope Force International (HFI) Reservists led by HFI Disaster Manager, Joey Stoltzfus, are on their way to South Carolina this morning to conduct assessments and ascertain where Hope Force will best be able to serve residents who have been impacted by Hurricane Joaquin. Throughout the past week, HFI has been preparing to respond as the weather reports indicated that the storm would undoubtedly wreak havoc upon the east coast through massive flooding.
More HFI staff and Reservists are expected to follow shortly afterward. According to news reports within the United States, the worst of the impact by Joaquin appears to be in South Carolina. More than 18 inches of rain in roughly 24 hours fell in the state, leading to severe flooding. Charleston got nearly one foot of rain on Saturday, breaking the citys record for that day, set in 1998. Seven people have died as a result of the hurricane, and hundreds of homes and businesses have flooded.
Hope Force International, a member of NVOAD (National Volunteers Active in Disaster), will be involved in daily conference calls which will indicate where the greatest need is and give opportunity for collaboration. There is also a strong possibility that HFI will respond alongside our national partners, The Salvation Army, in the days ahead opening more pathways of service.
Please pray for the residents impacted by this historic flooding, and for the responders who are coming to their aid. Also, would you consider a donation toward the response efforts of Hope Force International?
Thank you for your prayers and support!
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