Quick update for our clients, customers, and site visitors interested in knowing the TRUTH of how hurricane Michael affected the 30A communities in South Walton.
UPDATE Nov. 7th 2018
Almost a month after Hurricane Michael, South Walton & 30A is physically looking as beautiful as ever with very little evidence of a storm, much less a hurricane. The main effect the hurricane Michael has had on Walton County is our hearts — meaning this:
- Over the past 3-4 weeks, thousands of locals (that’s a huge % of the total population) have visited the Panama City area + surrounding towns for service projects and Mission Trips.
- Locals have given tens-of-thousands (if not hundreds-of-thousands) of dollars in direct support to helping victims, and untold amounts of moral and spiritual support to those in need.
- Many local churches have engaged in long term restoration efforts and ongoing weekly visits.
- Many locals spend their weekends still loving on neighbors, clearing yards, and offering support of every kind.
And one inspiring hashtag has emerged to rally with:
To get involved and/or donate directly to needs, please see the below from a local HUB for support, Good News Church in Santa Rosa Beach:
Hurricane Relief Needs – Phase 2
As we move into the second phase of recovery, we need some items in order to go and rebuild.
Visit our Amazon wish list here.
Ship to: Good News UMC, 4747 Hwy 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, Fl 32459
Care and Construction Teams information here.
If you are a displaced family with needs or know of one please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot guarantee any help but we will do our best. If you or your small group/organization would like to help support a family in this difficult time send us an email as well.
*In a nutshell: 30A was almost completely undamaged by Hurricane Michael. Other than a few tree’s, some tree limbs, the old Texaco gas station in Inlet, the expected Alys Beach Palm tree casualty, and some yard work for everyone – None of the communities of 30A sustained any damage that we are aware of.
How hurricane Michael has affected our community is by rallying us together for the common good of supporting our neighbors in Panama City (proper), Lynn Haven, Mexico Beach, and the surrounding areas to the east and northeast of us. Ever since the weather cleared last week, local churches, volunteers, chainsaw crews, neighbors, friends, and national authorities have come together to help in the monumental effort to relive and save lives.
This effort will take months and have ongoing restoration projects for years. If you have the ability, please consider helping in some way as the need is ongoing and tremendous – yet relief and restoration is attainable.
A simple yet effective way YOU CAN HELP:
By ordering items from Amazon and having them dropped off at a local church that is collecting items, Good News UMC has created an Amazon wish list for you: