Group Running Out Of Funds To Help Hurricane Irene Victims

With the one year anniversary of Hurricane Irene approaching, a local volunteer group says there are still hundreds in Eastern Carolina who need help and their organization is running out of funds.

The United Methodist Disaster Recovery is a volunteer organization that has helped rebuild nearly 200 homes after Hurricane Irene. Organizers say their volunteers and donations are dwindling, and there are still hundreds more who need help.

Cliff Harvell is the Disaster Relief Superintendent and says, "We have to have volunteers and we have to have funding, we have to have money. We know that with the downturn economy funding has not come in like it has in the past with past disasters. Volunteers may not be able to come and stay as long as they have in the past."

Volunteers have rebuilt 200 homes but still have 300 to go.

NCCUMC- Hurricane Irene
700 Waterfield Ridge Place
Garner, NC
Attention: Chrisy Powell

Ann Huffman

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