Tag: hurricane florence

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The Nolans — Homecoming three years in the making after hurricane

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The Nolans — Homecoming three years in the making after hurricane

Photo: Elijah, 7, and Micah, 4, pictured with their new dog Oreo on Thursday night in front of the Christmas tree they insisted upon decorating. The boys were not able to have a dog during the three years the family lived with their grandmother after Hurricane Florence. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The Nolans — A […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Rebuilding homes & trust on a foundation of faith in North Carolina

SPECIAL REPORT: Rebuilding homes & trust on a foundation of faith in North Carolina

(Photo: Aaron Ratliff presents a key to 87-year-old homeowner partner Mary J. Koonce in New Bern, N.C. She asked only for the Disaster ReBuilders to replace the tarp that had covered her roof since Hurricane Florence struck in September of 2018. Instead, they replaced her entire roof, made her bathroom more accessible and added a […]

New Jersey-based Erin’s Gift of Hope volunteers put faith into action in North Carolina

New Jersey-based Erin’s Gift of Hope volunteers put faith into action in North Carolina

(This is part of a series of reports on those who make The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ work possible. Next week, we will have an extensive report at FullerCenter.org.) At age 15, Erin McFaull was a full-of-life teenager with a heart for missions and putting her faith into action. After her life was cut short […]

Gold Star family members’ service week honors fallen, boosts North Carolina recovery efforts

Gold Star family members’ service week honors fallen, boosts North Carolina recovery efforts

(This is the first in a series of reports from The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ operations in North Carolina, where they are helping families recover from last September’s Hurricane Florence.) The only people who can truly sympathize with Gold Star families are members of other Gold Star families. They know all too well the grief […]

James City, North Carolina family thanks God for bringing Fuller Center volunteers

James City, North Carolina family thanks God for bringing Fuller Center volunteers

While many families affected by flooding after Hurricane Florence struck North Carolina in September were able to at least get out of their damaged homes, the nine members of the Darrisaw family in James City stayed in their home and lived among the devastation. Fortunately, the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders and their volunteers were able […]

River Bend, N.C., woman grateful for help with townhome flooded by Florence

River Bend, N.C., woman grateful for help with townhome flooded by Florence

Lorraine Igor could not find any contractors willing to help her repair her townhome that was flooded by Hurricane Florence back in September until a local church responded to her cry for help and connected her with the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders. WCTI-TV caught up with Ms. Igor and the Disaster ReBuilders at this recent […]

Disaster ReBuilders help family of 6 now living in camper behind North Carolina home

Disaster ReBuilders help family of 6 now living in camper behind North Carolina home

The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders are busy in both Texas and North Carolina helping families recover from devastating hurricanes. This week, WNCT-9 and WCTI-12 both caught up with the Disaster ReBuilders and volunteers from Belmont, Mass., who are working to restore a flood-damaged home in Havelock, North Carolina. The home belongs to a family of […]

Members of Auburn United Methodist Church discuss Disaster ReBuilders experience

Members of Auburn United Methodist Church discuss Disaster ReBuilders experience

In the top story on Columbus, Georgia, TV station WLTZ this morning, Auburn United Methodist Church members talked about their experience of working with the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders in New Bern, North Carolina, where they teamed up with friends from New York’s Orchard Park Presbyterian to help families affected by Hurricane Florence. The groups […]