On Saturday, October 19, NC Conference Disaster Ministries received $100,000 from Braswell Family Farms, a leading producer of eggs and agricultural feed based in Nash County. Other organizations, including Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministries (WARM) and NC Baptists on Mission, received donations as well. Ann Huffman, Disaster Ministries Volunteer Coordinator, and Rev. Jaye White, Director of Outreach Ministries for the Conference, accepted the award.
In a press release from the company, Trey Braswell, President of Braswell Family Farms, said that “Braswell Family Farms is a gift from the Lord, it’s His business, that we have the great responsibility to be good stewards of.” He went on to say that “It’s because of God’s blessing and the hard work of each and every teammate at Braswell Family Farms that we have resources to give. We are so grateful for our folks and their dedication.”
The presentations were made as a part of Braswell’s Family Day event at Hill Ridge Farms. In remarks made at the event, Mr. Braswell shared how, following the devastation of recent storms, he was moved to do something to help in the work of recovery. The previous year had been a good year for the company, and so funds were set aside and a process set up for organizations to apply for awards. Mr. Braswell thanked the employees gathered at Family Day for their hard work in making the company successful, and in turn making it possible for the company to give back to the organizations represented.
NC Conference Disaster Ministries is grateful for the generosity of Braswell Family Farms and its employees, and for their contribution to the work of recovery and rebuilding homes, lives, and communities across eastern North Carolina.