One year after Hurricane Matthew, the NC Conference Disaster Response Ministry Program continues to welcome volunteer workteams for home rebuilding. Also, each district will be adopting a home repair project. The district Thanksgiving and Christmas offerings will be directed solely to these projects.
Find out more information and download bulletin inserts for each district on our District Christmas Offerings page.
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
In this season of Thanksgiving, we celebrate the great generosity of God to the North Carolina Annual Conference.
A year and a month ago, Hurricane Matthew ravaged eastern North Carolina, and now, we have in place a Disaster Response ministry program that will lead and guide us through the next four years. In this first year of recovery.we have hosted 800 work teams. A full staff is now in place so that we will continue to receive volunteers. Our goal is to rebuild 750 homes.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief has approved a grant to us of $1.2M. Other partners are working with us to provide the resources that we need to help every family impacted by Hurricane Matthew return back home.
Our Thanksgiving and Christmas offerings will be designated for recovery following Hurricane Matthew. Each of our districts is fully engaged in the recovery. Through your Thanksgiving and Christmas offerings, the resources for recovery will be increased. Our witness will be strengthened and God’s generosity will flow through us.
Thank you for all the ways that you will be a strong partner in these four years ahead of good recovery. Thank you for your financial gifts. Thank you for your prayers and thank you for your volunteering. We need volunteer work teams now more than ever because the structure is fully in place and finances are being garnered so that families will return home, one by one, across this time of healing and good recovery.
Thank you for your partnership in this good work.