Golden Valley Nonprofit to Help with Hurricane Florence Relief
A Golden Valley nonprofit plans to help residents impacted by Hurricane Florence. While the storm is downgraded to a tropical depression, the storm is wreaking havoc on the Carolinas. Remnants of Florence have caused major flooding in North Carolina and South Carolina. Officials report dams breaking, bridges washed out and some roads impassable. At least 20 people have died in the storm.
Headwaters Gearing Up to Assist In Florence Cleanup
Lauren Lombard is the development director with Golden Valley-based Headwaters Relief Organization. She says the group is gearing up, planning to help with flooding cleanup.
“That’s a long lasting impact. So, there’s a lot of homes that need to be gutted out,” Lombard said.
The nonprofit is gathering supplies, including brooms, rakes, water, generators, ladders and more are ready to be sent down South.
“We continue working in communities, as long as there is a need and it varies from one place to the next,” said Lombard.
Headwaters is accustomed to assisting folks in need. They were there for Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The group is still lending a hand in those areas.
“We have a team going this Wednesday, to respond with a building trip and mental health support, in San Juan,” explained Lombard.
The relief group is in a holding pattern until they can round up about 10 to 12 volunteers before they can head to the Carolinas.