October 26, 2016 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, successfully sponsored “Revival,” a Baptist service and cookout, on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Lumberton, NC at First Baptist Church (FBC).
FBC is one of the properties DKI has been repairing, following the damages from Hurricane Matthew. DKI, along with several of its member companies including: Skyline DKI, Alliance Disaster Kleenup, Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration, and Showcase Restoration cleaned up and prepared the parking lot to hold the service and cookout on the church grounds for the public.
Approximately 400 people attended from 39 local Baptist churches for a long-awaited service, since the area had not been able to hold services for weeks due to damage from the hurricane.
Following the service, everyone was invited to gather together for a free barbeque lunch, served by DKI members.
The event also included a bounce house and inflatable fire truck slide for the community children.
DKI Commercial Solutions remarked, “We’re just trying to help the community in all different ways, to be able to cook and revitalize what was lost. Without our members it wouldn’t be possible, so together we make a good team.”
About First Baptist Church Lumberton
FBC Lumberton has been faithful in teaching, feeding, housing, tutoring and other outreach programs since 1922. It is part of the glue that has held this tight knit community together despite many economic and social challenges. To help get the church and its members back to normal from the damages they endured, checks can be mailed to First Baptist Lumberton at P.O. Box 1762, Lumberton, NC 28359. Visit www.firstbaptistlumberton.org for more information.