Hurricane Dorian is gone but leaves behind plenty of devastation, and now comes the clean-up.
When Hurricane Harvey ransacked Houston in 2017, and again when Michael mauled the Florida Panhandle last year, Eight Days of Hope was on the scene within a week.
Last week, when Dorian made landfall in North Carolina, Eight Days founder Steve Tybor says they still had resources in the area.
“Right now we're focused on the Carolinas,” he tells OneNewsNow. “We believe that the tornados and some of the wind damage, and some of the water damage in the Carolinas, are going to need our attention.”
Eight Days volunteers are on the ground right now, he says, surveying damage in areas such as Wilmington, New Bern, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach.
Yet it is impossible, he adds, to ignore the devastation in the battered Bahamas so an Eight Days crew is on the way to Abaco to start recovery efforts there, too.
“After much prayer and discussion,” Tybor explains, “we just believe that God wants us to be a part of the recovery, of sharing the gospel to the volunteers in the Bahamas. We are working the phones and using the relationships that God has brought us into over the last 14 years.”
Eight Days is accepting everything from generators and heavy-duty garbage bags to gift cards via a donation page on its website, and donations are being dropped at Eight Days locations in Buffalo, New York, and Tupelo, Miss.