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Volunteers: Some Irene Victims Sleeping In Their Vehicles

By: Dave Jordan/Chris Jones
By: Dave Jordan/Chris Jones

Volunteers from out-of-state are about to wrap up their visit in the east, assessing the unmet needs of Hurricane Irene victims.

The "Greensleeves" have been staying in Washington and going door-to-door throughout Beaufort County.

They say since they began on November 28th, they've knocked on 2,000 doors and have identified 150 to 200 people who need major help rebuilding.

Judy Stoel, Greensleeves team manager says, "We are still finding people are sleeping in their vehicles. Quite a number of people who do not have a permanent place to live until their own home is fixed."

The group will wrap up their survey Friday. Until then anyone can stop by one of two walk-in recovery centers.

One center is located at the United Methodist Disaster Recovery Center on Main Street in Aurora. The other is at the Mt. Gilead Pentecostal Holiness Church on West Pantego street in Belhaven.


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