05 Apr Donation Provides Safety for Hurricane Florence Survivors
Organization: Robeson County Disaster Recovery Committee
Lives Impacted: 681 families with more than 2000 individuals served
As Told to Good360 by Robeson County Disaster Recovery Committee
The Robeson County Disaster Recovery Committee, Inc in Lumberton, NC is the key point of contact for disaster recovery and a member of Robeson County’s official Long-Term Recovery Group. Our organization also provides Disaster Case Management Services, a unique and innovative emergency response and recovery support capability that enables Robeson County’s Long-Term Recovery Group to provide relevant resources and services throughout the disaster and its recovery cycle. We coordinate recovery services before, during, and after for any natural or man-made disaster affecting residents in Robeson County.
Thanks to this donation, we were able to provide these flashlights with batteries in combination with other supplies in an emergency relief kit just days before Hurricane Florence. The residents in Robeson County who unfortunately lost power for weeks and were evacuated to shelters were much safer and more secure because of the generosity of Good360. This donation served the most vulnerable in our community who would not be able to afford these emergency items if your donation had not come. Our constituents were empowered to focus on immediate rescue operations knowing that supplies like these were on hand.
One of the families evacuated from their home were two sisters (one of whom was severely disabled) who were left without food and power until someone could get to them. After having received this donation, these flashlights helped them signal to rescue teams where they were in the home and they were able to be found and moved to safety. Another family was afraid to leave their home because of possible looting and was stuck at home with no power and limited food. The flashlights not only gave them light, but also helped make everyone, including the children, feel safer and calmer. During times of disaster, even the smallest things can make a big impact.