All Hands Volunteers South Carolina Flood Recovery
October 4th, 2015 the once-in-a-millennium rain event caused a dangerous combination of moisture from Hurricane Joaquin with a low-pressure system that set historic rainfall records across the state, and crippled the state’s ability to cope. Ten counties have declared a state of emergency, with President Obama signing a disaster declaration. Intense rainfall fell across South Carolina, 20 Inches within two days in the hardest hit areas. As a consequence, dams were overtopped, whilst homes, roads, and other major infrastructure were destroyed.
AHV’s initial efforts focused on helping the communities of South Carolina with mucking and gutting homes in the Andrews, Hemmingway, and Kingstree areas. Our volunteers put in over 10,000 hours of work over about a two-month period. Our response included removing homeowners ruined belongings, salvaging belongings, and gutting out many homes, both partial and entire homes. All Hands Volunteers completed approximately 76 homes throughout the response phase. Now we are kick starting the long-term recovery efforts with a program to rebuild and repair flood-damaged homes in South Carolina.
Together with a site supervisor, you will help us with us with light framing, hanging doors and installing floor tile, insulation, drywall, casing/baseboard, cabinets, and painting. Along with those recovery aspects we will have sanitation sites and continued mucking and gutting throughout the effected areas.
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