The recovery from Hurricane Michael is just beginning for many on the East Coast, and on Friday morning, Northwest Arkansas volunteers set off to the affected area to provide some relief.
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance packed up its gear and hit the road to get some local boots on the ground.
The Disaster Response Team will help communities in Southeast Alabama and the North Florida Panhandle to conduct operations like muck outs, clearing trees and debris and sealing up homes.
But while the team is there to help begin the cleanup, Sgt. Maj. Lance Nutt said they’re giving something much more meaningful to the communities.
“The most important part is knowing that it will get better. That even as bad as it is today, hope has arrived and you’ve got a chance to start picking up and starting anew,” Nutt said.
This is the third major disaster response mission the local volunteers have gone to in 2018.
But members of the team said they expect this mission to be one of the worst when it comes to complete devastation of people’s homes.