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Ft. Myers, FL 

October 2022: LSC Responds to Hurricane in Fort Myers, FL 

Volunteers from Hope Lutheran, Wake Forest, NC and Jordan Lutheran, Apex, NC joined forces with Lutherans from NY, TN, SC, AL and FL to assist homeowners struggling to recover after Hurricane Ian. Some of the projects during the week of 10/24-10/28/2022 were tear-out of ruined drywall and home furnishings in several locations, removal of tree debris in several other locations, and mass feeding for the community at yet another site.

Dirty residue from a nearby canal that flooded the home of an elderly couple. With the husband already well into his 80s, the two of them could not transport their ruined possessions to the curb nor begin tear-out. Mold had begun to grow inside their walls and possessions.
Some of the possessions the elderly couple lost in the flood
Some of the volunteers from several states—ordinary people serving as Christ’s ambassadors to the hurting
This room is ready for mold remediation spray, drying and eventually rebuild. The homeowners slept in a room with an acceptable moisture level for the first time since the storm weeks prior.
LSC member Hilary Tew learning from Forged by Fire/Pastor Paul Ernewein’s disaster feeding model
Wendy Robertson of Jordan Lutheran in Apex, NC, dragging tree debris to piles for the Bobcat
Gerald Jomp of Hope Lutheran in Wake Forest, NC, tackling one of dozens of trees down on and around this home
Mike Owens of Hope Lutheran in Wake Forest, NC, using the pole saw to remove damaged branches in the front yard

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