Volunteering in Jacksonville Florida - December 2017
Over Winter break, members of CBOI and the Bucks County Community came together to volunteer their time, their strength and their efforts to help others in Jacksonville Florida who were flooded due to Hurricane Irma about 5 months ago. Working with Nechama, the Jewish response to disaster, we helped to complete the gutting and mucking of two houses and spent the remainder of the week removing the belongings, furniture, sheet rock, carpet, insulation and more from a person’s house which flooded from floor to roof. While others had stopped by to assess the situation, Nechama and our group of volunteers were the first to take on the daunting project of mucking out and gutting her home. It was overwhelming at first to see the furniture strewn about the house, left where the flooding had taken it. Her pictures were flooded, her books, her clothes and more were destroyed.