Baptist Men can help tornado victims save on clean-up

Lin Honeycutt

December 28, 2021

Lin Honeycutt Baptist Men can help tornado victims save on clean-up

 Volunteers with the North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief are still providing free cleanup assistance to those affected by last month’s tornadoes.

Since April 16, more than 10,000 volunteers with the disaster relief group have helped remove toppled trees and other vegetative debris from the yards of more than 450 homeowners, many in Wake County. The group has 265 disaster recovery trailers across the state.

“The Bible tells us to serve, and that’s why we do what we do,” incident commander Lin Honeycutt said.

The organization has about 75 jobs left, and Honeycutt said they are hoping to help as many storm victims as possible before the city of Raleigh wraps up its curbside pickup on June 1.

“We want them to know we are still here and still taking in jobs,” he said. “But it won’t last forever.”

The Baptist Men’s free tree removal service can save homeowners money. Removing trees from a yard can cost anywhere from $100 to more than $2,500 per tree, depending on the size.