Sep 20, 2018 Issues: FEMA and Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-03) is thanking all first responders and volunteers answering the call to serve in North Carolina before, during, and after the destruction of Hurricane Florence. He released the following statement:

“Words cannot adequately express my appreciation for the first responders and volunteers who stepped up this past week,” said Congressman Jones. “It is incredible to see emergency services, armed services, FEMA, and volunteers work hand-in-hand through one of the worst storms this state has ever seen. You served meals, you lent a helping hand, and most importantly, you saved lives. Thank you for making a difference and continuing to spread hope as we begin the recovery process.”

As of this week, over 126,000 meals/snacks had been served, over 2,200 rescues occurred, and over 3,000 federal employees spanning 40 agencies were assisting with disaster response.  Countless state, local and non-profit personnel are playing a pivotal role as well.  

“The needs are great and there is much work to be done,” continued Congressman Jones, “but together, we will overcome.”  

If people would like to pitch in and aid those hurt by Hurricane Florence, the state asks that they consider donating cash to trusted organizations, like the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund, by visiting: or texting Florence to 20222. Please visit for a larger list of reputable organizations to help. 

For volunteering opportunities, visit

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at or (202) 225-3415.