Relief Workers Try To Meet Unmet Needs From Hurricane

Relief workers say they're racing against the clock as they help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Irene.

Starting Tuesday people in some of the hardest hit areas may get a knock at the door as relief workers begin their assessment of unmet needs that remain in Beaufort County.

Members of the Christian Reform World Relief committee began arriving this weekend to partner with the United Methodist Disaster Recovery team.

The so-called green shirts will be going door-to-door for the next two weeks to see what help is still needed.

Group members say the timing is important. If they wait too long another disaster could strike somewhere else in the country and draw attention and resources away from our rebuilding needs.

The surveyors are easy to identify because of their green shirts and name tags. They will not be soliciting any money door-to-door and will never ask for your credit card or other personal information -- just basic name and address information reported to FEMA.

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  • by A Travesty Location: E NC on Nov 29, 2011 at 09:33 AM
    These people work hard, play by the rules, and pay their taxes. And many of their tax dollars go to subsidize insurance for beach cottages that the wealthy own, while the wealthy pay less and less taxes. If working Americans have the rich folks' back, why isn't it the other way around? Millionaires should have to wait for some charitable organization to rebuild their SECOND or THIRD homes for them, and these victims should get the help from their own tax dollars.

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