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Hurricane Michael Veteran Relief Team Mission

by North Carolina Military Veterans Hall of Fame
Hurricane Michael Veteran Relief Team Mission
Hurricane Michael Veteran Relief Team Mission
Hurricane Michael Veteran Relief Team Mission
Hurricane Michael Veteran Relief Team Mission
Hurricane Michael Veteran Relief Team Mission
Hurricane Michael Veteran Relief Team Mission
Hurricane Michael Veteran Relief Team Mission

We are extremely proud to announce that we have officially changed our name (and mission titles) to the US Veterans Hall of Fame!

Please continue to follow our work here on GlobalGiving under the new name, and know that now with our new name we will be doing even more in the communities that need us: so the partnerships we have forged with you will be even more present as the call to duty sounds!

We are closing this project under the auspices of the North Carolina Military Veterans Hall of Fame. Please consider continuing to support our Hurricane Michael relief and recovery work under our new organization name, US Veterans Hall of Fame, at the following link:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-michael-veteran-relief-team-mission/

Thank you all for your continued support!

We look forward to continuing and growing in the future!

Please continue to spread the word about our efforts and all efforts that attach to this mission as the cold, winter months approach and survivors of the many catastrophes will need us more!

God bless us all!

Still a lot of work to be done
Still a lot of work to be done

It has been an adventurous past 12 months with assisting the Bay County area, and we wanted to share a video that was done by a local news affiliate while we were there for the one year anniversary of the storm.

*The video is attached to this report

There is a lot of work still needing to be done over the coming years, and hundreds of citizens still homeless/ in-need, so we hope to continue to get support to help those who need it most. We have actually seen home owners (and some squatters) living in the ruined buildings because there really is nowhere else for them to go.

Please keep spreading the word about our work to your corporations and organizations!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support! We couldn't have done it without you!

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Main raid in Panama City
Main raid in Panama City

Good afternoon supporters! We pray all is well.

The update we have for Bay County Florida (Mexico Beach, Panama City etc...) is this:

We have received an email, phone call or text every week since our last trip for relief efforts (in June). Hundreds of familes were denied claims through government entities and through their insurance companies. Hundreds of families also have little to no food to eat.

Even Bay County officials are reaching out to our organization to deeply consider reactivating our services of supply, as we were one of the last few organizations they could rely on.

So... we need your help. We need the help of corporate partners, individuals and community organizations to let our friends and neighbors in Florida know that we are still here and wanting to assist with necessities.

Our goal is to feed as many families as possible for a month at a time as they rebuild their lives.

Please consider helping us in this mission and sharing the link to our donation drive. Please continue to spread the word about our mission at your jobs, churches and community organizations! Our friends love our work and we are indeed a name to be trusted in the area, and on your behalf.

Thank you all and God bless you!

Out getting debriefed
Out getting debriefed

Hello supporters of our Hurricane Michael relief efforts. We hope that your month has been amazing!

We wanted to take a brief moment to ask you all to continue to share our efforts with your companies, coworkers, friends, social media partners and communities.

The need is still very great in the area (Bay County) and they still have a long way to go to recover. 

We are constantly being sent request to continue our efforts of feedin, proving groceries, alotting hygiene items and bring necessital items in the area as many (by way of adjusters) are to this day finding out that their homes and businesses can't be salvaged and insurance companies are unable to be there for them due to the overwhelming strain on claims.

Currently, three cities (Mexico Beach, Callaway and Allanton) as well as the Bay County FEMA efforts that remain, have asked us to continue our efforts: but we need the help of our gracious donors and prayerfully additional support from corporations, to help us with this task.

We thank you all in advance and as well ask for the continual prayers that you all have been sending... they go a long with with our team and those we touch!

Have an amazing weekend!

- Curtis and team

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Streets of Bay County
Streets of Bay County

Hello friends,

We hope and pray all is well for you who are reading this.

 

As we prepare for the 2nd week of hurricane season, we look at the current state of Panama City, Mexico Beach and all of Bay County.

Our most recent missions were done north of those areas in Callaway. For two days we issued necessary food and toiletry items to about 150 families. We can never say thank you enough to you, our partners and family, who have seen us through the mission thus far.

We will shed light on the overall conditions now.

Roughly 10% of families have left the county (according to quite a few locals). Their homes were obliterated and they had no choice. Those who remain are receiving very little help, if any, from government agencies. FEMA has beed a nonfactor in many cases and the county has no monies being issued as relief funds from the government were idle due to voting in Congress for many months. Now that an alottment has been passed, it will take weeks if not months to dispurse and many people feel (and we see) that those efforts in many cases will be too little too late as the extreme of damage has been done.

In essence what we are saying is: where 3-4 months ago, if a family needed simple roof patching or shop-vac/  drywall assistance because of the lack of response the same family situation may now require a complete rebuild (due to mold, corrosion and dilapidated structures) however, the government has no plans on upping the families alottment. Also, insurance companies in the region have pulled out (closed down) in many cases.

Hundreds (if not thousands) remain in tents, make-shift homes and temporaryily over crowded single family units.

Please spread the word today about our efforts!

We thank you so much for all of your prayers and support!

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North Carolina Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Location: Charlotte, NC - USA
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Project Leader:
Curtis Drafton
Board Member - Marketing Director
Charlotte, NC United States

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