CORE Director and CERT Teen Civil Engineer/ Contractor Deployed to NOLA
Linda Oxendine, CORE NC Area Director and Nicholas Hiraldo, Robeson County Teen CERT Civil Engineer/ Contractor are deployed with CORE NOLA in New Orleans assessing damage following Hurricane Ida. They spent Thursday assessing areas which are still without utilities. Some homes already have mold forming in them. Oxendine and Hiraldo are also helping victims register for FEMA and assisting with TSA Transitional Shelter Assistance.
Today they are continuing canvassing efforts. Later Oxendine and Hiraldo will meet with CORE’s National team and senior management to finalize CORE’s Hurricane Ida Recovery Plan based on their report and update. Oxendine was assigned by CORE to lead their Hurricane Response Plan for the East Coast and Gulf in July 2021. The teams will also visit the Houma Tribe today. “Response from Lumbee Tribal members willing to volunteer their time to assist Louisiana families devastated by the impact of Hurricane Ida is overwhelmingly appreciated,” said Oxendine. Core is bringing families a Packlite kit with a phone charger and other supplies. World Central Kitchen is also assisting families.