With the help of other residents, Freeman later set up a distribution point in a small park in town, with nonperishable foods, bottled water and used clothing spread out on the ground. Thursday afternoon, sisters-in-law Jacquelyn and Joanne Sanderson and some of their co-workers at J & J Builders took a company trailer to PowerPoint Church on the north side of Lumberton, which has been distributing food brought by Convoy of Hope, a Missouri-based nonprofit disaster relief agency. They filled it with about a ton of canned spaghetti and meatballs, Twinkies and cases of water, and they hauled it over to Red Springs for Freeman’s group to give away.
“Have you had anything to eat today?” Freeman asked a little boy who played on a merry-go-round while his mother looked through the supplies. The boy shook his head. It was 3 in the afternoon. Freeman generic buspar online 5 mg fetched him a honey bun.
John Cantey, the Lumberton city councilman, wonders what will happen to people in Robeson County who don’t have the reserves – material or emotional – to rebuild from such a disaster. On Friday, looters started breaking into people’s still-flooded homes. Residents were anxious and discouraged.
“It’s either going to be one of two things,” he said: surrender to a sad history and bad luck, or see this as “a pathway to a brighter day, if we rebuild everything. We’re going to have to do something to bring people back, to make them want to come back.
“This is one of those things where we’re just going to have to work to make it work.”