Disaster Preparedness Class

Join Habitat for Humanity, CCDRA, Craven County Emergency Services and The Gavigan Insurance Agency on January 25, 2022 at 6pm.  In person will be at The Father’s Refuge – 9210 NC-55 Dover NC or Zoom with us.  Registration is required.  Visit https://cravencountyhabitat.org/disaster-preparedness  to sign up and receive Zoom link.

Have you ever heard of the 5 P’s?

Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance?

We believe the 5 P’s for disasters are:

Proper Planning Prevents Paperwork Problems.

Did you know that how you prepare for a disaster impacts how quickly you are able to recover as well as the level of assistance you are able to receive?

Building resilience in our community means helping our neighbors understand disaster recovery and how to properly prepare.

If you can’t join in person, you can join us via Zoom.

 

Far From Finished Campaign

Far from Finished Campaign

Disaster Recovery is still “Far From Finished.” Many families in Craven County are still displaced or living in unrepaired homes due to disasters over the past few years. Our “Far From Finished” Campaign is designed to RAISE AWARENESS of the continued crisis and ENGAGE LOCAL VOLUNTEERS to expedite recovery for families in need.

Our work is far from finished but together as a community we can continue to make a difference!

Please consider a donation to CCDRA to HELP MORE FAMILIES still struggling to recover or sign up to volunteer! CCDRA would love to have you partner with us in 2022!

Meals for AmeriCorps N-CCC Team in Craven County

WELCOME AMERICORPS N-CCC TEAM!

11 Americorps Volunteers will be working in Craven County (arriving Saturday, August 28th) to spend 6-8 weeks working alongside CCDRA.  These young people (age 18-26) will work on at least 6 homes.  They will be staying at the New Hope Village.

Let’s show them what southern hospitality is all about! 

We are working with church, civic groups and others interested to help provide them meals at least once per week while they are here.

To Learn more and to sign up please CLICK HERE to sign up!

Join us at our Monthly Member Meeting

Please join us for the CCDRA General Meeting which takes place the first Thursday of the month at 10am on Zoom.

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Face Masks for Craven 4/26/2020 Update

Weekly update as of 4/26/2020

It’s time to let you know how the week has gone.  After you read our weekly summary, please open the attached .pdf to see some info and pictures about agencies we have served– and volunteers who have helped.

Weekly Progress Report

  • In the month of April, nearly 1600 reusable face masks have been made and delivered across our community to 24 different community agencies in need.  We are continuing to follow up with agencies whose workers go to work every day and serve vulnerable populations.
  • We are continuing to track our volunteers; we think there have now been about 110 volunteers who have helped during April. Wow!
  • The distribution center at New Hope Village has reaaaaally helped us coordinate easily and effectively in our work. This center will be open this week as usual, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:30-12:30 p.m.  Come and see!
  • Our supply chain is pretty stable now, except for that darn elastic.  We are still waiting on more elastic.
  • The need for help from local agencies is beginning to level off. We are beginning to wrap up the “crisis management” portion of this project—we think.
  • It looks like we still have some need for financial help.  (We have incurred expenses on some supplies that are still pending.). We hope to have a more complete financial report soon.  For those who want to support this project financially, you can do so by sending a check to CCDRA, att: United Way, 601 Broad St., NB, 28560, or Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church, att: Sharon DeCamp, 211 Highland Ave., NB 28562.  (Be sure to indicate “Face Masks for Craven” in the memo line.)

What’s Coming Next:

  • We anticipate supplying up to another 500 masks in the coming week.
  • Though we think we are wrapping up the crisis management phase, we anticipate continuing our work at a slower pace during the month of May.
  • Some volunteers are really tired, having worked endlessly for weeks.  We will need some new volunteers to lend a hand over the month of May.

Thanks to all for your wonderful spririt and dedication!  We will appreciate your help in sharing this update with others.

Gratefully,

Helen Robinson

Volunteer Spotlight – Face Masks for Craven

FACE MASKS FOR CRAVEN, a project sponsored by CCDRA (Craven Co. Disaster Recovery Alliance) began organizing the first of April with an intention to help protect “community helpers” by providing reusable face masks with a high-quality filter.  After doing an initial needs assessment by phone, CCDRA volunteers decided to focus on workers in community agencies whose continuing service is vital for the wellbeing of the community.

Within less than three weeks, this group had produced and delivered 1000 reusable face masks throughout 20 agencies in Craven County!  This feat has been possible only with the tireless, flexible, good-humored, and collaborative effort of a team of volunteers that now numbers over 100 individuals.

In our ongoing updates, we will be featuring a variety of individuals who have come together to help protect and support our community.

Dan Frey is a valuable member of the Mask Team.  Dan shares that he was “drafted” by a friend at First Presbyterian Church and finds satisfaction in knowing that he is helping defeat the coronavirus in Craven County. Dan says he is amazed at how many new people he has gotten to know over the past three weeks!  Among the volunteers, Dan is well-regarded as a bender, stripper, cutter, driver, and host—a man of many talents!

Rhona Beadle is another versatile volunteer who cuts, irons, sews—and coordinates with a group of neighbors.   Rhona joined the volunteer effort early on; she believes it is essential to protect those in our community who are helping others.  It pleases Rhona to know all of us togetherare making a difference in this difficult time.  Rhona says she is struck by the amazing coordination of resources in this project!

Annick Smart is one of a group of “strippers” in the Greenbrier neighborhood.  These women are the heroes who have helped reduce the biggest bottleneck in production by “prepping” the strips or ties—thus reducing the work of those who sew masks!  After getting involved, Annick quickly enlisted two more friends.  Annick is really surprised by the need in our community for protection.  It means a lot to Annick to help those who put their lives in danger for all of us.