There Is No Excuse For How This Storm Was Handled


Every year, disaster relief agencies roll out slow, stressful, and incomplete programs that fail to help Black communities rebuild after powerful storms destroy lives and property. Hurricane Florence was no exception.

Eastern North Carolina communities are STILL struggling to rebuild after last year’s Hurricane Florence made landfall. The organizations that make up the Just Florence Recovery collective are making sure the local and federal government will be held accountable for their actions - both before the storm hit and after it cleared.

This Saturday, January 26, 2019, join Just Florence Recovery for the Survivor’s Summit - an event created to combat the neglectful mishandling of disaster relief resources across eastern NC.

Beyond providing care for Florence survivors, the summit is an opportunity to share stories of resilience - as well as resources - and to hold relief agencies accountable for their actions following the devastation.

Natural disasters bring fear, confusion, and emotional and financial stress - burdens no one should have to bear alone. For this reason, organizers are making sure to supply meals, free childcare services, and transportation to and from the Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington, NC, so that those who wish to participate will not face further hardship to attend.

The Survivor’s Summit will be held at the Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington, NC, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Check-in will be open throughout the summit; however, organizers are encouraging attendees to arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. to be able to fully participate in the summit.

Click here to register and be sure to share this valuable information with a neighbor in need.

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