In February 2020 a group of pastors from the NC Conference of The United Methodist Church embarked on a journey to the Rio Grande Valley.
Editor’s note: This post was written prior to the stay-at-home executive order enacted by Governor Roy Cooper on March 27, 2020. We strongly encourage you to contact your local law enforcement and other authorities regarding any kind of similar gathering that may be planned by your congregations. As we adjust to the new realities of… Continue Reading→
Welcome home! It is always a blessing when Disaster Ministries has the opportunity to get someone back home. Our team in Jones County was able to hold their first house blessing after getting Ms. Lewis’ home restored. Homeowner Berdena Lews receives gifts from members of the Mennonite team We were thrilled to welcome Ms. Lewis… Continue Reading→
The Island Free Press published an article on Pastor Tim Fitch and his efforts to help Ocracoke Island recover following Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. https://islandfreepress.org/outer-banks-news/two-ministers-two-islands-one-family-ocracoke-recovery-efforts-hit-close-to-home-for-a-rodanthe-pastor/
The Ocracoke Observer and Island Free Press posted an article featuring Ocracoke UMC’s pastor, Susie Fitch-Slater, following Hurricane Dorian.
Wilson joined the Disaster Ministries team four years ago. He first began as a volunteer in the Call Center following Hurricane Matthew. His volunteer role quickly transitioned into a full-time position due to his experience and appreciation for data management. As the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Wilson “aims to ensure good stewardship and transparency through… Continue Reading→
Many homes, lives, and communities have been uprooted in North Carolina over the past three years due to natural disasters. Memories and treasured possessions lined the streets of coastal communities. Homes that once were a safe haven became unrecognizable. Many homeowners were left with empty homes due to Hurricanes Dorian, Florence, and Matthew. Communities began… Continue Reading→
Much of the work done by Disaster Ministries centers on rebuilding – specifically, rebuilding homes. When teams are working on a job site, they are repairing the damage done by the ravages of wind and rain. Making the house safe and livable is the goal so that we can help people return home and regain… Continue Reading→
Hurricane Florence caused severe flooding and wind damage across North Carolina. The Wallace family was one of many whose home was flooded due to Hurricane Florence. A family member found the home under 2 feet of water. The roof and ceiling were also damaged due to high winds. Once the flooding subsided, the damaged materials… Continue Reading→