Durham Habitat will be organizing volunteers to help with clean up efforts after Florence.
Based on our prior experience with Hurricane Matthew in NC and observing on Habitat International involvement with responses to Harvey and Maria (not to mention our friends in Guatemala), we will/should organize a response team or two to head Down East or to Charlotte to help with clean up, but only when it’s safe to do so, and only when the organizations there are organized to accept our help. If you'd like to volunteer for a potential response team, please email our volunteer coordinator Sam Speicher at firstname.lastname@example.org (include your preferred email address, experience level, and any tools you could potentially bring) and we will contact you when that effort gets organized.
Habitat in Fayetteville had a lot of experience with Matthew, and they have a number of Habitat homes in flood prone areas. Our guess is they will want our help soon. I know a lot of folks want to help, and it’s frustrating... but it’s a bit of a waiting game right now. Thank you for all that you do for Durham Habitat, and we'll certainly be in touch as we know more.