Rapid Response researches, cleans up, and serves meals

Hurricane Matthew brought disastrous flooding to parts of the Carolinas last weekend, and more flooding is predicted to unfold over the next few days. Some areas received as much as 24 inches of rain. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said, “Hurricane Matthew is off the map. But it is still with us. And it is still deadly.”

Lumberton, North Carolina
On Monday, our Loaves and Fishes Food Kitchen staff and volunteers were deployed to Lumberton, North Carolina, where they have started serving hot meals to flood survivors. Food and water are desperately needed in Lumberton, since the people can’t leave town because of flooded roads.

Rapid Response teams plan to start cleanup in the Lumberton area once the floodwaters recede.

Summerville, South Carolina
Some of the same homes gutted by Rapid Response teams last year and rebuilt by Disaster Response Services are flooded again. Our Virginia Rapid Response team is ready to start cleanup in the Summerville area.

Please keep the Virginia and Pennsylvania Rapid Response teams in your prayers, as well as the Loaves and Fishes Food Kitchen volunteers, as they minister to those affected by Hurricane Matthew.


Rapid Response Services coordinates volunteers to help with cleanup and repairs in the aftermath of storms and floods in the United States. If you would like to help with operational costs to make these projects possible, you can donate below. Thank you for your support!

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