Hurricane Irma Relief
On September 10th and 11th, 2017, Hurricane Irma stuck Florida and traveled north over the entire state. The worst hit area was the Florida Keys. The second worst area was Highlands County and Sebring, FL. Over the years, Helping Hands Unlimited has taken teams from Highlands Community Church (in Sebring) to the Dominican Republic to serve the poor there. Hurricane Irma caused lots of damage with 140 mph winds and lots of rain. Ninety-nine percent of the residents and businesses in Highland County lost power. About half of those had power by the end of the next week. For others, it was nearly twelve days later before they there electricity was restored.
Berne, IN Evangelical Church and HHU partnered to take a team to Sebring for a week (September 23-30). This short video tells the story.