In the past, I have known many brothers that had trekked down to the southern US to perform relief work on behalf of the WTBT$. They return as heros. They shared the repairing and rebuilding of KH and the property of fellow believers. Many gave presentations to the congregation and share their experiences and pictures in a KH sanctioned setting. You were looked down on, if you didn't attend the propaganda session.
EXJWs have shared stories of how homeowners are pressured to sign over insurance payouts to the WTBT$ when their homes were repaired by fellow believers. I have read reports in the media of how many people don't not have flood insurance. I guess the rates had skyrocketed after the last hurricane devested the area. We also know that JWs are not the most affluent people in the community. Do you think the WTBT$ will be more cautious in repairing homes and even prequalify those with insurance before the work begins? How could they justify helping one family on one street and not another on the opposite street? Either they help all or none? Otherwise, many of the "friends" might have a bad taste in their mouth and cause them to question the motives of the org. Could this drain the org of money? Would they break even by getting some insurance payouts to supplement the cost of materials for all and the abundance of free labor? The WTBT$ may have to get creative with a letter to the "christian congregation" that puts some sort of "theocratic spin" on the situation. Maybe they would establish a hierarchy of those to helped in a certain order...eldurs, MS, reg pioneers, reg aux pioneers, aux pioneers, and publishers with flood and homeowners insurance? Everyone else, "keep warm and well fed."