After Hurricane Florence struck the USA in North Carolina, Life started mobilizing its efforts to aid the families affected by the storm and flooding. Life in partnership with Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) was able to provide assistance to over 2000 families living in isolated undeserved communities in Lumberton, Fairmont, Seven Springs, Clinton and Garland, North Carolina.
The teams provided safe household flood cleanup and mold remediation and provided vulnerable families whose homes were damaged temporary shelter, care products for individuals with disabilities and gift cards.
Food items, potable water, hygiene products, toilet paper, paper towels, tarps, bug spray, mold removal spray, Clorox bleach wipes, contractor cleanup bags, respirators and Lowe's gift cards were given to affected families and 16 damaged houses were repaired by the teams providing mold remediation, roof repair, floor and door repair and tarps were fixed to the roof of homes to provide protection from the weather.
All families were very thankful for the help they received from Life and said this was the first help that they had received.