In spring 2018, the American Red Cross awarded the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NC Conference) a $13,900 grant to provide funding for rebuilding homes in Robeson County affected by Hurricane Matthew. During the grant period, April 1 – June 30, funds were to be disbursed among several homes, with the recommendation… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward and Ann Huffman discuss disaster response as we are now in the midst of hurricane season and approaching the second anniversary of Hurricane Matthew.
During this holiday week, Bishop Ward reminds us that God’s grace is for all people in all places.
The Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., awarded the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NC Conference) six more grants of $10,000 each to support Hurricane Matthew recovery work in Cumberland County. These latest six grants are designated for the following: • Debris removal • Electrical repair &… Continue Reading→
With funding provided by the Giving Together Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., the disaster response program of the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church (NC Conference) welcomes a new construction manager, Stephanie Hunt. The funding also provides Stephanie a new work truck. Though she comes from Virginia, Stephanie is… Continue Reading→
Colorful shirts, full hearts, a refurbished home and grateful homeowner – these were the hallmarks of the Last Nail Ceremony held February 21 on Logsboro Road in Tarboro. The Last Nail Ceremony, conducted by World Renew volunteers, is a poignant one. The last nail driven to restore the home is one that affixes a handmade… Continue Reading→
In the early days after a disaster, Early Response Teams (ERTs) clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence. While neither first-responders nor rebuild- or repair-teams, ERTs assist survivors, without causing further harm or being a burden to the affected… Continue Reading→
In this season of Thanksgiving, and soon Christmas, Bishop Ward invites every congregation to receive special offerings for Hurricane Matthew response and recovery.
At the request of the Florida Conference Disaster Response Committee, the NC Conference Disaster Response committee is organizing ERT led-teams to assist with Hurricane Irma Relief. Individuals may also register. Teams can pick a time slot between October 14 and Dec. 23. The work location will be in the Naples area. Teams must register to receive… Continue Reading→