Two of our amazing Florida program volunteers
We have so much to share with you! In our last update, we outlined the new volunteer recruitment/program structure that allowed our team to begin conducting recovery work in Florida again. Now, in the final week of our first Florida DM12 Cohort, we are happy to be celebrating three months of impactful work in Jackson County and the close to what has been an incredibly challenging year.
An important milestone passed in October, marking two years since Hurricane Michael made landfall on the coastline of the Florida Panhandle. We were particularly eager to begin working in this area again knowing that there are so many families that have not yet received the help they need to address the storm damage their homes suffered now over two years ago. This was the case for one of our beneficiaries named Michael. The damage caused to Michael’s roof during the hurricane caused two bedrooms inside the home to sustain water damage. Our teams have fully repaired both rooms, lifting this burden off of Michael’s shoulders.
Our team has assisted 36 people since our return, and we are ready to hit the ground running in 2021 to keep this positive momentum going. Thank you for supporting our relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael - every dollar truly does make a difference for the disaster survivors we serve.
Thank you for following our progress, and Happy holidays from All Hands and Hearts!
A bedroom ceiling at Michael's home (before)
A bedroom ceiling at Michael's home (after)