September 12, 2019 marked the one year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and we at CW4R are still going strong. It was an emotional day for us as we were able to move a family back into their newly repaired home on September 12. We supplied the family with a queen bed, a twin bed, dresser, kitchen table and chairs, sofa and loveseat, living room tables, linens, pots and pans, dishes and silverware. We finished the move with a gift of a prayer blanket and a blessing on the home.
In the past year, we have supplied over 650 families with furniture, linens, and housewares to help them recover from the complete devastation of Hurricane Florence. It has been a remarkable year of recovery, but we still have a long way to go.
We have been able to achieve wonderful things through this grant and as a part of our Furniture Replenishment Project! Since starting this project, we have purchased 100 mattress and box spring sets, 50 dressers, 30 couches, and 25 dining tables. This furniture has helped over 45 families get back on their feet. One family had been living in a tent or staying in their car if the weather was terrible. Many people had been sleeping on the floor since Hurricane Florence because their old furniture was destroyed. We are grateful for all the support! There is still lots of work to be done here to get everyone back to normal, and we are committed to helping as many as we care. Many are still in the repair process, and many more still just waiting their turn.
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