Christ In Action Continues Relief Efforts in NC

September 5, 2011 - 12:20 PM EST - After visiting Hatteras Island, Christ In Action has made the decision to remain in the Kitty Hawk area.  The needs on Hatteras Island are great, and while assessing, we were able to meet with relief teams already on the ground.  We met with Operation Blessing, who we have worked with before, and they are deploying a team of 50 to work both on Hatteras Island and Stumpy Point, NC.  

At this time, we believe that God has put CIA in Kitty Hawk with specific direction and resources to minister in these surrounding communities.  Our teams continue to work on projects in Manteo, Wanchese, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Southern Shores, Poplar Branch, Nags Head, Harbinger and Currituck.  Please continue to pray for the residents affected by Hurricane Irene and now Tropical Storm Lee.  Residents of Hatteras Island were just yesterday allowed to re-enter the island by ferry.

We are currently scheduling volunteers through September 13 to continue work in Kitty Hawk, NC.  Volunteers should be at least 18 years of age and must first register at www.christinaction.com/volunteer.  Financial donations are still greatly needed and appreciated.

Click here to view photographs from our assessment and relief work in NC.

According to FEMA: Nine North Carolina counties around where we are working have been designated for disaster assistance, including Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico, Tyrell, Halifax and Lenoir.  Over the past several days, the President has declared major disaster declarations for the states of North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Connecticut, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 

Residents and businesses in declared disaster areas, who have disaster-related losses not covered by insurance, are encouraged to register for assistance.  Residents and businesses may apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362).  Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss can use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.  As of 8 a.m. yesterday, more than 43,000 disaster survivors across North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Vermont and Puerto Rico have registered for assistance.


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