Carolina Hurricane Relief
October 11-16th 2018
Hurricane Florence was a powerful and long-lived Cape Verde hurricane that is causing severe and extensive damage in the Carolinas, primarily as a result of freshwater flooding. An unexpected bout of rapid intensification ensued in early September, culminating with Florence becoming a Category 4 major hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson scale with estimated maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.
After the hurricane made landfall with it’s heavy rain and winds, the storm also spawned tornadoes in several places along its path. Many places received record-breaking rainfall, with more than 30 inches measured in some locations. At least 40 deaths were attributed to the storm; and damage is currently estimated at more than $17 billion.
We have teamed up with Mormon Helping Hands and will be on the ground during a very important time in the hurricane relief process. We’ll work hard at cleaning homes, business, and parks as we try to clean up the mess this massive storm created.
- Cost: 500 + airfare (this includes, a place to stay, daily breakfast, daily lunch, and transportation)
- Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Service Projects: Hurricane Relief
- Age of volunteers: 15 years and older (under 15 must be accompanied with adult)
- Arrival Airport: Charleston International Airport. (CHS)