On Monday, ECHO staff and interns were joined by a few more brave volunteers who are helping to make the walkways passable again as we begin the major job of cleanup. We are clearing debris, staking and righting trees, cutting down trees that can’t be saved, and many other jobs in between, all without a reprieve from the Florida summer sun. Meals for 30 were prepared on a gas stove, with food from fridges running on generators. Our Seed Bank is protecting hundreds of rare seed varieties on a propane generator that was installed just one year ago. While the days are hard and tiring, we are mindful that we are not the only ones affected. Thank you for your prayers and support! We could not do this without you!
In this update, David Erickson talks with Jake, a volunteer who drove 26 hours to help ECHO clear debris and get back to our mission of reducing hunger and improving lives around the world.