Operation Blessing prepares to help victims of Hurricane Florence


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – A local organization is gearing up to help victims that Hurricane Florence will leave behind as it moves in to the Carolinas.

Dozens of volunteers with Operation Blessing plan to bring gallons of water and over 9,000 meals to those affected by the storm. They packed up trucks with supplies in Chesapeake on Thursday. 

“They are going to be happy and proud and really excited when we give this to them,” said Cami, one of the younger volunteers. 

Alan Motes with Operation Blessing says, “We are loading up trucks. We’ve already put a convoy down. We’re loading up more trucks Penske trucks with flood buckets, hygiene kits.”

Motes tells 10 On Your Side this is a fulfilling job. “You are just helping people, you’re not talking about helping people. You are actually helping people.”

Related: Local shelters open ahead of Hurricane Florence

The group was in Texas for eight months helping with recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey last year., according to Motes. 

They are always looking for volunteers. Find how you can help by visiting their website. 

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