CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. – Survivors from Hurricanes Florence and Dorian with damages to their homes are receiving some extra help this month.
Carteret Long Term Recovery Alliance was formed shortly after Hurricane Florence to provide assistance to survivors whose houses were damaged because of the storm.
It recently teamed up with AmeriCorps volunteers from across the country.
“We're working to get rid of a lot of the water damage, drywall and replace that, we're adding insulation right now, we've been priming the walls getting ready to paint them,” says Emma McSalis, a volunteer with AmeriCorps.
Emma McSalis is one of the AmeriCorps volunteers who has already been here for two weeks putting hammer to nail to help rebuild one family's house.
Carteret Long Term Recovery currently has 601 people on the list that need help.
Although McSalis wasn't directly affected from the storm in her home state of Vermont, she was in shock to find out how many people were still rebuilding from the storm.
“There are so many volunteers that come after the initial hurricane and the tragedy, then people are still left dealing with that constantly,” McSalis says.
Her and the rest of the people actively working will be in North Carolina for another two weeks.
The Long Term Recovery Alliance still has 105 people on a waiting list to help get their homes fixed. On top of that, it is still trying to get in contact with an additional 313 homeowners.