UPDATE: NWA Sheep Dog Volunteers Are In the East Coast Helping Florence Victims

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UPDATE (9/16/18): Volunteers with the Rogers based Sheep Dog Impact Assistance Disaster Response Team are in the East Coast helping with relief efforts as Florence wreaks havoc.

The group posted on its Facebook page that crews are in Lumberton, North Carolina. 

The disaster response team rescued 14 people from their homes and evacuated one low-income neighborhood on Saturday night. 

The group is preparing for more rescue efforts Sunday, September 16.

SDIA loaded up a crew that left for the East Coast on Friday.

That second unit of volunteers will leave tomorrow.    

Sheep Dog had over 4,000 members deployed to Houston for Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and are expecting the same amount of participation this time.

UPDATE: The first wave of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance volunteers departed Friday morning toward the Carolinas to help Hurricane Florence victims.

Sheep Dog volunteers are loaded down with an generators, shovels, pre-packaged meals and other emergency items.

Over 4,000 Sheep Dog volunteers were deployed to Houston last year to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey. Michael Nimmo, an ambassador for Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, is expecting a similar volunteer turnout for Hurricane Florence.

Here are some photos of the first wave of Sheep Dog volunteers heading to the Carolinas Friday morning:

ORIGINAL STORY:

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA) — As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the East Coast, volunteers in Arkansas are ready to offer any help they can to victims affected by the storm. 

Michael Nimmo, an ambassador for Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, is leading volunteers to help restore the path Hurricane Florence leaves behind. 

With generators to shovels and pre-packaged meals in hand, Nimmo and his team said they are proud to represent Arkansas with a little man power and a lot of helping hands.  

“Last year we had over 4,000 members deployed to Houston for Harvey. This year we are expecting to have the same amount of participation,” Nimmo said. 

Sheep Dog Assistance in Rogers is loading up and leaving for Hurricane Florence in two waves. The first will leave Friday and the other, next Monday, September 17. 

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