As Hurricane Florence continues to run havoc, several Christian charities are leaping to help the tens and thousands of people affected by the tropical storm. The death toll blamed on Hurricane Florence stands at 23, authorities say. 17 people had died as a result of the storm in North Carolina, Governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper confirmed. He said that the storm has “never been more dangerous than it is right now. Wherever you live in North Carolina, be alert for sudden flooding.”
“The Friday Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill opened this morning as a mass shelter. Joel Coliseum at Wake Forest University also is open as a mass shelter,” Governor Roy’s office stated. Another charity Convoy of Hope transported supplies to Wilmington and Durham in North Carolina. Several trucks full of water and other essential supplies from Convoy of Hope charity drove to North Carolina.
National spokesperson of Convoy of Hope Jeff Nene, stated that the charity is also distributing drinking water and other essential supplies to shelters in North and South Carolina. Moreover, the charity will be dropping supplies in churches who are helping the victims.
Several other Christian charity groups including the Baptists on Mission, the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and Samaritan’s Purse are also aiding the victims. The Samaritan’s Purse is also inviting volunteers to join their disaster response teams in order to help clear the debris and rebuild homes.