As last week’s storms become a memory for those of us not hit, many people in our state are just beginning the process of recovery. Long, complicated, difficult, recovery. Stony Brook mobile home park in Raleigh was one of the hardest hit by last weekend’s tornado. Many of these families need help navigating their way to recovery. Exemplifying a spirit of community and giving, one Durham Mom, Kim Johnson, has set up an efficient and effective response, but to really get these people the help they need, she needs volunteers…lots of volunteers. In fact, she is looking for teams of 50 people, at least 5-10 of whom speak Spanish and have time to spend on site, as primary points of contact for families. Other volunteers on each team would be responsible for making phone calls to help put these families in touch with available resources, while still others are needed down the road to help people get into their temporary, and eventually new, homes. Feel like you can't do any of these tasks? All skill sets are needed, from data entry to running messages.
If you don’t know 50 people, don’t worry. If you can volunteer, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help organize a group. If you cannot volunteer, but would like to help, please help to spread the word by sending this to your friends and family.
"Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can." --John Wesley
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