Denny Nissley, co-founder of Christ In Action, said Camp Hope is settled at Christ Tabernacle Church in Princeton and ready to provide disaster assistance.
“We take trees off of houses. We demo houses that have been destroyed,” Nissley said. “We’ll clear off the property so they can have a clean slate and they can begin rebuilding.”
Nissley said volunteers are traveling from Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Virginia.
Christ Tabernacle is hosting the group and providing on-site shelter. CIA is providing daily meals.
Nissley told Christ Tabernacle Pastor Troy Jent CIA is a full-fledged volunteer organization.
“We’re here to help and to bring the hope and the love of Jesus to your community,” Nissley said.
Residents can access services and make appointments through CIA’s website, www.christinaction.com.
“We’re excited to do it, and hopefully we can bring hope to a lot of people,” Jent said.
Volunteers can sign up through CIA’s website. CIA provides shelter and three meals a day for volunteers, though it is the volunteer’s responsibility to get to Princeton and Camp Hope at Christ Tabernacle.
CIA officials said the scope of work is likely to continue through the end of February. They are offering disaster assistance to Caldwell County and surrounding communities.
“As we often do, we are focusing on residential assistance — helping clear fallen trees and debris, as well as clearing the remnants of homes that have been destroyed,” officials said.