The Story: Rebuilding

Call for volunteers to reopen a local restaurant in Duplin County

Cavenaugh's Restaurantd known for its barbeque,
fried chicken, fresh vegetables, and grape hull
pie, pleads with passersby for help in rebuilding
after the flood. Photograph by Rob Amberg.

Interview with Eunice English,
Duplin County, NC
- Shown Me a Spirit

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Volunteers from across the state and country traveled to the coastal region to help build new homes and clean the mud and debris from homes that were flooded but not destroyed. Storm survivors speak of the renewal of hope and rise in spirits these volunteers brought to flooded areas. In some cases, residents could not have afforded to rebuild without the generous efforts of volunteers because of the high cost of labor for new construction.