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Lumberton, NC — For nearly 20 years, D.S. lived comfortably in her two-bedroom home. But when Hurricane Matthew came through, the storm brought rain and flooding that damaged the structure beyond repair. 

“The rain destroyed the roof and water came into the house, making the floors uneven,” says D.S. “I tried to make it livable by doing some minor repairs, but that only helped for a little while.” 

Trying to maintain her daily routine, D.S. was at the gym one day when a friend recommended that she contact ReBuild NC. She applied for assistance, and construction on her new home began in November 2019. Thanks to the hardworking crew that was assigned to her project, D.S. moved into the house in January 2020. 

“They weren’t slow about it at all,” says D.S, whose new handicap accessible home includes two bedrooms, a large bath, eat-in kitchen, and a combined dining room and living room. “I love everything about this house. It’s a blessing!”

D.S. credits the crew with going the extra mile to make sure she was satisfied during the entire process. “They really worked hard to get this house built, and they would ask my opinion about everything,” she says. “They basically let me know what they were doing at every stage they were doing it.”  

She says she hopes others who were affected by Hurricane Matthew’s path will reach out to seek help, so she spreads the word about ReBuild NC whenever she can. 

“It was an experience like no other,” D.S. says. “I’m blessed to be able to have gotten this house, and I thank all the people involved in helping me to get it.”  

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