Prepare for the “Green Shirts.”
A significant step in the long-term recovery of Gulf County after Hurricane Michael begins Monday with a community survey of unmet needs.
World Renew, a faith-based international organization with a primary mission of response to natural disasters, also known as the “Green Shirts” will be in the community to perform that survey.
The data will be crucial information for the Gulf County Citizens Recovery Committee, which held its first public meeting last weekend.
“The assessment will yield specific needs for individuals to be served by our many organizations,” said Vicki Abrams, chairwoman of the citizens committee.
World Renew will be headquartered at the Washington Improvement Center in Port St. Joe and the Senior Citizens Center in Wewahitchka.
In addition to the outreach centers, World Renew volunteers may also be working door-to-door in impacted areas between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET during each week.
At the two centers and at the door, the volunteers will meet individually with folks to survey hurricane-related needs.
In addition, volunteers will be on hand to gather information and prioritize needs in order that the Gulf County Citizens Recovery Committee can connect residents to resources.
The team will be at the Washington Improvement Center 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET daily, except Sunday, April 8-19.
The center is located at 401 Peters St.
At the Wewahitchka Senior Citizens Center, World Renew volunteers will be on hand 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. CT April 15-19.
All World Renew volunteers will be wearing dark green shirts and carrying identification.
For questions, call 270-8911.