2005-2007 Hurricane Summary- Altogether we have had more than 191,499 volunteer days of volunteer service, provided over 1,055,176 meals, completed 4,124 recovery jobs, provided over 150,562 showers, washed more than 7,479 laundry loads and provided childcare for 560 children. These numbers include responses to Hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia, Rita and Wilma.
Gulfport, MS- Hurricane Katrina- Disaster Relief feeding teams are cooking for our volunteers in Gulfport, Mississippi. We also have many recovery units, and our generator unit, water taker unit, and shower units working in Gulfport, Mississippi. As of today, a total of more than 561,513 meals have been served from our NC Baptist feeding unit/kitchen in Gulfport. We have also sent more than 70 tractor trailer loads of bottled water and other supplies. As of today, in Gulfport alone, more than 159,893 volunteer days have been provided. We have also provided over 136,002 showers and washed over 7,082 laundry loads. We have also completed more than 2,300 recovery jobs and we have served 480 children in emergency childcare. NC Baptist Men has set a goal of rebuilding 700 homes in the Gulfport, Mississippi area. We have a location where we can house, feed and coordinate job assignments for up to 400 volunteers at a time. Eddie and Martha Williams are our long term coordinators for this project. They are being assisted by Gary and Edith Holland, Elmer and Barbara Farlow, and Curtis and Joyce Thrift. So far we have finished over 600 homes and have 100 homes that we are working on with others on our waiting list. If you would like to get your church involved in life changing missions this is a great chance. We have had more than 400 professions of faith in Gulfport.
Hurricane Katrina Disaster Recovery volunteers are needed. If you are interested in helping please call 1-800-395-5102 ext. 5611 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please go to our website www.ncmissions.org for more information or to register to help.
Please earnestly pray for the people affected by Hurricane Katrina as well as for the volunteers who are responding. If you would like to make a contribution, please make your check payable to NC Baptist Men, designated for Disaster Relief, and mail to:
NC Baptist Men * PO Box 1107 * Cary, NC 27512
Thank you, NC Baptist Men
Below is a summary of our work in Gulfport between Sept. 5, 2005 and September 17, 2007:
• Total Volunteer Days- 159,893
• Total Meals Provided-561,513
• Total Mud/Tear Out Jobs Completed-2300
• Total Rebuild Jobs Completed- 600+
• Total Rebuild Jobs in Progress- 100
• Total Showers Provided- 136,002
• Total Laundry Loads - 7,082
• Total Children Served- 480