It Takes a Village

This CrowdRelief Disaster Survivors Story was created for Summer Strickland by Lori Kirkpatrick who is helping them rebuild their lives. 02/10/2019 2:09 PM
When people and organizations work together, the possibilities are endless. During Hurricane Florence, Cajun Navy Foundation (CNF) and the North Carolina Baptists on Mission were able to work together to help a victim in need.

CNF had received a message from a worried mom. Her pregnant daughter’s home was full of toxic mold, and she wasn’t expecting help from her landlord. She was living in the home with her four-year-old son and feared that they might be evicted if she pushed the issue. 

A CNF volunteer referred the woman to the CrowdRelief.net website to submit a ticket to connect the family with the resources they needed. Someone connected the young woman with Baptists on Mission. By that night, the young woman and her child were relocated; and by the next morning the Baptists on Mission were on their way to her home to help.

The mother of the pregnant young woman said that she was overwhelmed by the love and kindness they had been given, and wrote a thank you message to the volunteer that helped her. 

She wrote, “There were so many people all around me who were desperate and needed help. The people of Wilmington and people from all over the country have stepped up and embraced their neighbors, even while they struggled with their own loss and destruction. In the midst of all this heartbreak, there is still joy.”

Summer Strickland

Hurricane Florence Disaster Survivor
Disaster
Hurricane Florence
Recovery Stage
Transition to Housing
Current Housing Situation
Living with Friends/Family
Other Factors

This person's information has been vetted and approved by the Cajun Navy Foundation.